Category Archives: Foreign & International Research

Print Lives! (At Least Pedagogically)

by Beau Steenken Recently, we at University of Kentucky Law have been shedding significant portions of our print collection. We have done away with journals, state codes of jurisdictions other than Kentucky, and the regional reporters (opting only to keep the Kentucky … Continue reading

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It’s a Small World… but too big to fit in a library

A few years back, in dealing with the budget crisis du jour, my library canceled the bulk of its foreign, comparative, and international law (FCIL, often pronounced “fickle”) subscription materials. At the time, our decision was based on three factors. First, … Continue reading

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How do I Teach a 1-credit pass/fail Transnational Legal Research Class in 7 Weeks?

Initial Questions To which students should I market the course? How do I maintain positive morale in the classroom while affording them the opportunity to learn as much as possible? What and how much should I cover? How should I … Continue reading

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Thoughts on FCIL Collection Development

Introduction My first major project as the Foreign & International Law Librarian here at Vanderbilt has been to evaluate the current collection and make suggestions for additions that would support the research and instructional needs of our faculty and the … Continue reading

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Tips for non-FCIL Law Librarians Who Sometimes Have to do U.S. Treaty Research

Hypothetical Your client is a black market firearms dealer. The U.S. government is hot on her trail and is about to catch her. To avoid extradition, she is looking for a country to escape to with her millions of illegally … Continue reading

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