2020 FCIL-SIS Interest Group Meetings

2020 African Law Interest Group Meeting

Date: July 20, 2020
Moderator: Yemisi Dina, Chief Law Librarian, Osgood Hall Law School, York University; Chair, AALL FCIL-SIS African Law Interest Group

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On July 20, 2020, Yemisi Dina (Chief Law Librarian, Osgood Hall Law School, York University; Chair, AALL FCIL-SIS African Law Interest Group) hosted the meeting for the FCIL-SIS African Law Interest Group.

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2020 Joint Meeting of the FCIL-SIS Customary and Religious Law Interest Group and the Jewish Law Librarians Caucus

Date: July 20, 2020
Moderator: Shira Megerman, Senior Legal Information Librarian, Boston University School of Law, Co-Chair, Jewish Law Librarians Caucus; Lyonette “Lyo” Louis-Jacques, Foreign and International Law Librarian, D’Angelo Law Library, University of Chicago Law School, Chair, CARLIG
Speakers: Yemisi Dina, Chief Law Librarian, Osgood Hall Law School, York University, Chair, AALL FCIL-SIS African Law Interest Group; David Hollander, Librarian for Law and Legal Studies, Librarian for Judaic Studies and Hebrew, Princeton University Library; Marylin Raisch, Associate Director for Research and Collection Development at the Georgetown Law Library.

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On July 20, 2020, Yemisi Dina (Chief Law Librarian, Osgood Hall Law School, York University; Chair, AALL FCIL-SIS African Law Interest Group) provided a general introduction to customary law in Africa, as well as an update on the project, “Customary Court Decisions in South Western Nigeria”. David Hollander (Librarian for Law and Legal Studies, Librarian for Judaic Studies and Hebrew, Princeton University Library) provided an overview of issues related to COVID-19, Jewish law, and the Jewish community. Finally, Marylin Raisch (Associate Director for Research and Collection Development at the Georgetown Law Library) provided an overview of the Jewish Law Seminar taught at Georgetown and of scholarship comparing Jewish and Roman Law.

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2020 Rights of Indigenous Peoples’ Interest Group Meeting

Date: July 22, 2020
Moderator: Loren Turner, Foreign, Comparative, and International Law Librarian, University of Minnesota Law Library
Speakers: Jolande Goldberg, Senior Law Classification Specialist, Library of Congress; Joan Policastri, Collection Services and Research Librarian, University of Colorado Law School.

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On July 22, 2020, Jolande Goldberg (Senior Law Classification Specialist, Library of Congress) and Joan Policastri (Collection Services and Research Librarian, University of Colorado Law School) provided an overview of the Law Library of Congress’ classification system for works on indigenous peoples’ law and summarized recent legal developments related to indigenous peoples, including the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in McGirt v. Oklahoma and the impact of COVID-19.

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