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

Access and Preservation of Legal Information in US Territories

Please join the FCIL-SIS Continuing Education Committee on December 9, 2020 at 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CST for a webinar on Access and Preservation of Legal Information in US Territories.

Historically, US territories have faced numerous challenges in preserving and providing access to both their foundational and historical legal documents and their current laws. In this webinar, Aesha Duval (US Virgin Islands Branch Librarian, US Courts for the Third Circuit), Gina Gutierrez (Head of Library Services, Administrative Office of the Court, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico), and Geraldine Cepeda (Compiler of Laws, Supreme Court of Guam and Executive Director/Librarian of the Guam Law Library) will discuss systemic issues and current experiences in preserving and providing access to their territories’ legal materials. Victoria Szymczak (Law Library Director, William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii) will describe a successful academic partnership at the University of Hawaii Law School that can serve as a model for law libraries in other jurisdictions.

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The Origins and Progression of the #ENDSARS2020 Movement in Nigeria

Please join the Black Law Librarians Special Interest Section (BLL-SIS) and the Foreign, Comparative and International Law Special Interest Section (FCIL-SIS) on January 21, 2021 at 11 am-12:30 pm Central for a webinar on the origins and development of Nigeria’s #ENDSARS2020 movement, including information on government responses to the movement and background on police brutality in Nigeria. The webinar will feature panelists Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa (Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission; Former member of the Nigerian House of Representatives) and Professor Femi Cadmus (Research Professor of Law and Associate Dean and Director of the J. Michael Goodson Law Library, Duke Law; Former AALL President).

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Past Events

Traditional Law in a Modern World: Researching Indigenous Peoples’ Law

A webinar on October 29, 2020 provided an overview of the best resources for researching indigenous peoples’ law and legal rights of indigenous peoples worldwide, with an emphasis on the laws of indigenous peoples of the Pacific Islands and North and Central America. Panelists were Chris Dykes (University of Houston Law Center), Victoria Szymczak (University of Hawai’i, Richardson School of Law), Kurt Meyer (LLMC), and Dr. Jolande Goldberg (Library of Congress).


A two-part webinar on June 18, 2020 highlighted the Latin American Law IG’s Law Librarians Monitoring COVID-19 project, the Asian Law IG’s Asian Legal Responses to COVID-19 project, and similar projects in development by the African Law IG and the European Law IG. Speakers were Alex Zhang (Washington & Lee Law School), Alison Shea (Cornell Law School), Yemisi Dina (Osgoode Hall Law School, York University), Mariya Badeva-Bright (Laws.Africa), Marcelo Rodríguez (US Courts for the 2nd Circuit), Dr. Michele A. L. Villagran (San José State University Law School), and Victoria De La Torre (AALL Latino Caucus Chair). Caitlin Hunter (UCLA School of Law) moderated.


A webinar on December 5, 2019, addressed cross-border cultural competency, helping foreign law students understand the skills needed for U.S. law practice, and understanding the impact cultural differences have on learning and teaching. Jessica Pierucci (UC Irvine School of Law) moderated the discussion of four panelists: Jodi Collova (Berkeley Law), Karina Condra (University of Denver Sturm College of Law), Heidi Frostestad Kuehl (Northern Illinois University College of Law), and Mike McArthur (Duke Law School).

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: