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FCIL Newsletter
vol. 13, no. 3: May 1999

New Resources To Aid Students and
New Opportunity for Librarians

Jean Davis
Reference Librarian and Adjunct Professor
Brooklyn Law School

International Opportunities Resource Guide. Washington, DC: National Association for Law Placement, 1999.

In the March 1, 1999 issue of the Brooklyn Law School publication, Career Center News, Joan King and Jennifer Modell noted that this work includes 1) a lengthy list of print and electronic sources, 2) scholarship and internship opportunities, and 3) short descriptions of key international law practice fields.

An Introduction to International Law. 3rd ed. Gaithersburg, MD: Aspen Law & Business, 1999.

Mark Janis recently revised this classic student handbook. According to the description available at the ASIL conference, new data in the third edition includes a discussion of 1) key International Court of Justice judgments, 2) international criminal court and United Nations developments, and 3) international environmental law developments that followed the Rio Conference. Those who teach may wish to contact Aspen Law & Business, Legal Education Division (1 800 950-5259), for a complimentary examination copy.

Many of Brooklyn Law School's International Business Law Fellows have praised two annotated guides available through the Internet: Marci Hoffman's Guide to International Trade Law Sources on the Internet http://www.llrx.com/features/trade.htm and Jeanne Rehberg's WTO/GATT: Selected Materials in the New York University School of Law Library http://www.law.nyu.edu/library/wto_gatt.html. If I learn of other materials, I will describe them at the FCIL-SIS Teaching Foreign and International Legal Research Working Group Meeting on Sunday, July 18th at 7:00 am in Washington, DC!

There is a dynamic new body within the American Society of International Law ("ASIL") -- The Teaching International Law Interest Group. Its leaders welcomed librarians as members at the Interest Group's March 1999 Business Meeting. Marci Hoffman and I have volunteered to participate in this Interest Group's panel discussion at the Spring 2000 ASIL Annual Meeting. We hope to speak about formal/informal foreign and international law teaching opportunities for librarians, and selected sources created by, or often used by, librarians who teach. On April 14th, 1999, the Chair of this Interest Group solicited comments on the proposed Spring 2000 program through this Group's "asil-innovations" listserv (a discussion group "dedicated to the exchange of innovative methods of teaching international law"). If you would like to see librarians incorporated into a "practical training for international law" panel at the ASIL Annual Meeting, you could send a supportive message to the asil-innovations listserv. To subscribe to this listserv, send the message <subscribe asil-innovations> to majordomo@lumen.law.vill.edu. For more information on this Interest Group, contact Professor Rafael X. Zahralddin, Chair, zahraldd@chapman.edu or Professor Diane Penneys Edelman, Vice-Chair, Villanova University School of Law, edelman@law.vill.edu. The annual dues for this Interest Group are $10.00 (this does not include the ASIL membership fee).

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