Continuing Education

In addition to our bank of materials from Annual Meeting Programs, Teaching FCIL documents and materials, namely the Syllabi and Course Materials Database, here FCIL-SIS members may explore variety of educational events that our newly created FCIL-SIS Continuing Education Committee, in consultation with the Education Committee, organizes throughout the year.

Upcoming Events

CROSS-BORDER CULTURAL COMPETENCY: TEACHING FOREIGN LAW STUDENTS AND TRAINING INTERNATIONAL LAWYERS

Please save the date and join us for a webinar coordinated and co-sponsored by the FCIL-SIS Continuing Education Committee and the ALL-SIS Continuing Education Committee on December 5, 2019 at 12:00 – 1:00 PM US/Central that will focus on providing insight into teaching foreign LL.M.s, S.J.D.s, and exchange students.

As law schools increasingly recruit foreign students, librarians are increasingly called upon to provide legal research training to foreign LL.M.s, S.J.D.s, and exchange students. This webinar will provide insights from four panelists with extensive experience teaching foreign students in a variety of capacities: Jodi Collova, Director of LL.M. Legal Research and Writing at Berkeley Law; Karina Condra, Foreign, Comparative & International Law Librarian at University of Denver Sturm College of Law; Heidi Frostestad Kuehl, Director of the Law Library at Northern Illinois University College of Law; and Mike McArthur, Head, Foreign Comparative & International Law and Collection Development at Duke Law. The panel will be moderated by Jessica Pierucci, Research Law Librarian for Foreign, Comparative, and International Law at UC Irvine School of Law.

The panelists will address cross-border cultural competency issues in answering a series of questions about their experience and learned best practices. Panelists will address helping foreign law students understand the skills needed for U.S. law practice and understanding, effectively addressing cultural differences that can impact learning, teaching classes with a mixture of U.S. and foreign law students, and bringing cultural competency skills to teaching U.S. students.

This webinar is available for members of FCIL-SIS and ALL-SIS. Please register now!

Past Events

What’s New with UN Resources at Fordham Law School on June 27, 2019

On June 27, 2019 the FCIL-SIS Continuing Education Committee in partnership with LLAGNY (Law Library Association of Greater New York) held a free lecture on What’s New with UN Resources at Fordham Law School, New York. Please see the available materials:

Working with Non-English Materials for the English Speaker Webinar on June 6, 2019

On June 6, 2019 the FCIL-SIS Continuing Education Committee held its inaugural webinar on Working with Non-English Materials for the English Speaker. Please see the available materials: