Foreign and International Law


The Foreign and International Law Special Interest Section (FIL-SIS) serves as a forum for the exchange of information and ideas on foreign and international law librarianship. The FIL-SIS strives to promote the participation of LLSDC members in its activities and takes a leading role in representing FIL-SIS members' interest and concerns within the LLSDC.


Membership is open to any Regular, Student or Life member of the LLSDC with an interest in foreign and international law and/or foreign and international law librarianship, upon payment of section dues.


Board Liason: Pamela Lipscomb


Links of Interest


PAST EVENTS: State Department Library Tour (June 18, 2003); Free Trade and Economic Integration in Asia: The Changing Legal Landscape (April 2, 2003); "Fundamentals of Foreign Legal Research: Japan"; with Sayuri Umeda (Nov. 15, 2002); Law Librarians' Night at the Bowie Baysox (June 11, 2002); United Nations Information Centre Briefing: Exploring the World of UN Documentation and the UN Website (April 17, 2002); Joint Workshop: Creating Commercial Connections - Trade Laws of Latin America (Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica and Mexico) (March 13, 2002); DCLA Spring International Program on Legal Research: "Documents and Technological Resources for Researchers in International Law." (March 4, 2002); Tour of Columbus Memorial Library of OAS (March 1, 2002)Fundamentals of Foreign Legal Research: Germany" (Nov. 9, 2001); "Fundamentals Of Foreign Legal Research: Greece and European Union"; with Theresa Papademetriou   (May 22, 2001); "Fundamentals Of Foreign Legal Research: Russia" with Peter Roudik (Apr. 10, 2001); "Fundamentals Of Foreign Legal Research: Canada" with Stephen Clarke (Mar. 7, 2001); Brown Bag Lunch Seminar: International Law on the Web (Oct. 18, 2000); Program: European Union Legal Resources on the Web (October 27, 1998)