Chair, Foreign, Comparative and International Law Committee, 1981–83
Co-Chair, International Law and Business Institute, University of Texas at Austin, 1983
Member, Special Committee on International Placements, 1983–84
Chair, Foreign, Comparative and International Law Special Interest Section, 1985–86
Chair, National Legal Resources Committee, 1991–92
Chair, Task Force on AALL/Law Library of Congress Digital Law, 1998–99
AALL Vice President/President-Elect, 2004–05
AALL President, 2005–06
AALL Immediate Past President, 2006–07
Professional Honors and Awards
Joseph L. Andrews Bibliographical Award, 1992
Knight, French Legion of Honor, 2007
Elected to International Academy of Comparative Law, 2013
AALL Hall of Fame, Inductee, 2018
Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award, 2018
Selected Publications by the Inductee
“France: Libraries of Law and Librarians,” Law Library Journal 72 (1979): 235–44.
“The Librarian Fellowship Program at the Max-Planck-Institute for Foreign and International Private Law in Hamburg, West Germany,” International Journal of Law Libraries 8 (1980): 223–24.
“European Community Law: A Selective Bibliography of Publications in English, French, and German with Annotations,” International Journal of Law Libraries 8 (1980): 239–81.
“Current Research Sources in French Law,” Law Library Journal 75 (1982): 34–51.
The International Legal Puzzle: How to Find the Pieces—AALL Institute on International Law and Business, University of Texas at Austin, June 22–24, 1983, edited by George S. Grossman and Claire Germain. Austin: University of Texas, Tarlton Law Library, 1983.
“Foreign Experiences Toward the Development of a National Legal Information Center,” Law Library Journal 77 (1984–85): 657–94.
Guide to Foreign Legal Materials: French. 2nd rev. ed. Dobbs Ferry, NY: Oceana Publications, 1985 (with Charles Szladits).
“An Overview of Health Law Research and an Annotated Bibliography,” Journal of Health, Politics, Policy and Law 11 (1986): 146–61 (with Richard A. Danner).
“In Memoriam: Dr. Charles Szladits,” International Journal of Legal Information 14 (October-December 1986): x.
“Teaching Legal Research to Non-Lawyers: The Duke Program,” Legal Reference Services Quarterly 8, no. 1–2 (1988): 247–71.
“Moving into Management from Within,” Law Library Journal 81 (1989): 539–44.
“U.S. Perspectives on the Training of Law Librarians with International and Foreign Law Expertise.” In Bibliothek und Recht—International: Libraries and Law—International: Festschrift Ralph Lansky, edited by Jürgen Gödan & Holger Knudsen, 59–75. Hamburg: Heuser,1991.
Germain’s Transnational Law Research: A Guide for Attorneys. Ardsley-on-Hudson, NY: Transnational Juris Publications, 1991–2006.
“Constitutionalism in France: The Conseil Constitutionel—A Selective Bibliography of Sources.” In Supranational and Constitutional Courts in Europe: Functions and Sources, edited by Igor I. Kavass, 273–76. Buffalo, NY: William S. Hein & Co., 1992.
“The Scholar’s Workstation Now a Reality! Enhancing Faculty Information Access and Delivery through the Law School Network,” Trends in Law Library Management and Technology 6 (March 1993): 1–5.
“The French Legal System: Sources of Law, Authorities and Research Methods.” In Introduction to Foreign Legal Systems, edited by Richard A. Danner & Marie-Louise H. Bernal, 57–78. Dobbs-Ferry, NY: Oceana Publications, 1994.
“The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and Its Impact on the European Community: Research Issues and Legal Literature.” In Catalonia, Spain, Europe, and Latin America: Regional Legal Systems and Their Literature, edited by Jürgen C. Gödan and Bernard D. Reams, 201–51. Buffalo, NY: William S. Hein & Co., 1995.
“The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA): Research Issues and Legal Literature.” In Introduction to International Organizations, edited by Lyonette Louis-Jacques and Jeanne S. Korman, 525–62. New York: Oceana Publications, 1996.
“Rediscovering Rare Books in an Electronic Age,” Cornell Law Forum 22 (July 1996): 11–13.
“Internet for Legal Information: The U.S. Experience,” International Journal of Legal Information 24 (1996): 310–24 (with Pat Court, Jean Wenger, and Scott Childs).
“The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods: Research Issues and Literature,” 24 International Journal of Legal Information (1996): 48–70. [also published in Cornell Review of the Convention Contracts for the International Sale of Goods 1 (1996): 117–45.]
“France.” In Information Sources in Law, 2nd ed., edited by Jules Winterton and Elizabeth M. Moys, 177–99. London; New Providence, NJ: Bowker-Saur, 1997.
“Matching Library Vision with Institutional Mission: The Library as Web Author and Publisher,” AALL Spectrum 1 (June 1997): 16–18, 37.
“Partnering with Decision Makers in Your Institution,” AALL Spectrum 10 (March 2006): 5, 25.
“Visit to Puerto Rico,” AALL Spectrum 10 (May 2006): 4, 37.
“Exciting Education Summit News; 70th Anniversary Celebration of the Federal Register,” AALL Spectrum 10 (June 2006): 4, 7.
“Books and Legal Publishing: Celebrating Faculty Scholarship and Our 700,000th Acquisition,” Cornell Law Forum 33 (Summer-Fall 2006): 10–15.
“Legal Information Management in a Global and Digital World: Revolution and Tradition,” International Journal of Legal Information 35 (2007): 134–63.
“ Louisiana, America, and France: Retracing Historical Milestones and Enhancing Legal Dialogue.” In Essays In Honor of Saúl Litvinoff, edited by Olivier Moréteau, Julio Romañach, Jr., and Alberto Luis Zuppi, 501–32. Baton Rouge, LA: Claitor’s Publishing, 2008.
“Beyond the Expected: Creating and Sustaining Relationships for your Institution,” AALL Spectrum 14 (March 2010): 10–13, 27.
“The French Jury at a Crossroads,” Chicago-Kent Law Review 86 (2011): 737–68 (with Valerie P. Hans).
“Worldwide Access to Foreign Law: International and National Developments Toward Digital Authentication,” Comparative Law Journal of the Pacific-Journal de Droit Comparé du Pacifique 19 (2013): 85–107.
“Digitizing the World’s Laws.” In IALL International Handbook of Legal Information Management, edited by Richard A. Danner and Jules Winterton, 181–200. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2011.
“Reducing Legal Babelism: CISG Translation Issues.” In International Sales Law: A Global Challenge, edited by Larry A. DiMatteo, chap. 5. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014.
“CISG Language and Translation Issues.” In International Sales Law: Contract, Principles and Practice, edited by Larry A. DiMatteo, Andre Janssen, Ulrich Magns, and Reiner Schulze, chap. 2. Baden-Baden, Germany: Nomos, 2016.
“Lay Participation in the Criminal Jury: France and Belgium,” RCSL Newsletter (Research Committee on Sociology of Law of International Sociological Association) (Winter 2017): 7–9.
Selected Publications about the Inductee
Claire M. Germain, Interview. In An Oral History of Law Librarianship, interviewed by Patrick Kehoe, March 26, 2014, videorecording. Spinelli’s Law Library Reference Shelf, HeinOnline.
Michelle Cosby, “Gallagher Award Celebrates Outstanding Achievement: Mark E. Estes, Claire M. Germain, Margaret K. Maes & Victoria K. Trotta Recognized for Service to the Profession,” AALL Spectrum 22 (July/August 2018): 40–42.
Reference/Documents Librarian, Duke University School of Law Library, 1977–80
Research Fellow and Guest Librarian, Max-Planck-Institute for Foreign and International Private Law, Hamburg, Germany, 1980
Senior Reference Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research, Duke University School of Law Library, 1980–82
Head, Reference Department, Duke University School of Law Library, 1982–84
Assistant Librarian and Senior Lecturer in Comparative Law, Duke University School of Law Library, 1984–89
Associate Director, Duke University School of Law Library, 1989–93
Acting Director, Duke University School of Law Library, January–June 1991
Edward Cornell Law Librarian and Professor of Law, Cornell Law School, 1993–2011
Director, Dual Degree Programs, Paris and Berlin, Cornell Law School, 2002–11
Professor Emerita, Cornell Law School, 2011–present
Associate Dean for Legal Information and Clarence J. TeSelle Professor of Law, Frederic G. Levin College of Law, University of Florida, 2011–18
Professor Emerita, Frederic G. Levin College of Law, University of Florida, 2018–present
B.A., University of Paris III, Sorbonne Nouvelle, 1971
LL.B, University of Paris XII, 1974
M.C.L., Louisiana State University School of Law, 1975
M.L.L., University of Denver, 1977
Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside AALL)
Executive Board, International Association of Law Libraries, 1995–98
Chair, Committee on Libraries and Technology, Association of American Law Schools (AALS), 1996–98
Member, Accreditation Site Evaluation Teams, ABA, 1999–2018
Steering Committee, Legal Information Preservation Alliance, 2003–05
Chair, Section on Libraries, Association of American Law Schools (AALS), 2004–05
Treasurer, Global Legal Information Network (GLIN), 2007–12
Advisory Board, Chinese and American Forum on Legal Information and Law Libraries, 2009–present
Chair, Law Libraries Section, International Federation of Library Associations, 2011–15