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FCIL Newsletter, October 1998
v. 13, no. 1

Education Subcommittee
July 11, 1998, Anaheim
Submitted by Dennis Sears and Katherine Topulos, co-chairs

The Education Committee met on Saturday, July 11, 1998 at 5:00 p.m. at the Anaheim Hilton and Towers. The Education Committee focuses on the development, review, and submission of program ideas for the Annual Meeting. One of the principle issues we discussed was the concern of several FCIL SIS members regarding programming, especially for the more experienced members, who have a need for advanced, in- depth programs.

The FCIL Education Subcommittee generated some ideas for programs in Anaheim. We received a batch of interesting and thoughtful proposal ideas from FCIL SIS members as well. The Education Subcommittee reviewed all the proposals before sending them to AMPSC. We didn't rank the proposals this year, on the theory that they were all worthwhile. Six out of eleven proposals were accepted; among them is an all-day workshop at the Library of Congress to meet with their foreign law specialists. The accepted proposals are listed below in alphabetical order:

  • The Cuban Legal System: Challenges for the 21st Century
  • From Russia with Law: Research in the Laws of the Russian Federation and Newly-Independent States
  • Keeping Art or Sending It Back: The Repatriation of Cultural Property
  • Meet the Legal Specialists: Expert Advice on Research and Acquisitions of Foreign Law in the Vernacular (an all-day workshop)
  • Official Gazettes: The Ultimate Source for Foreign Statutes
  • Our Neighbors to the North and South: The Legal Systems of Canada and Mexico

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