Category Archives: Foreign & International Research

Tips for Law Librarians who Sometimes have to do Foreign Law Research

January 31st marks the end of my first month as a Foreign & International Law Librarian and as a reference librarian at a university rather than a stand-alone law school. I have already met the Foreign & International Law faculty … Continue reading

Posted in Foreign & International Research, Issues in Law Librarianship, Legal Research, Legal Specialty Subjects, Productivity | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Things I wish I had known about job hunting for newer academic referencelibrarians

In January, I begin a new chapter as the Foreign and International Law Librarian and Lecturer in Law at Vanderbilt Law School. I also just participated in the hiring committee to hire the reference librarian who replaced me at Thomas … Continue reading

Posted in employment & reference librarians, Foreign & International Research, Issues in Law Librarianship, Issues in Librarianship (generally), Work/Life Balance | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

FCIL Librarians: Thoughts on Research Instruction

By C. Deane Web Usability: Don’t Make Me Think When I was an online student working on my MLIS one of the things that most troubled me was how poorly organized the course pages were on Blackboard. Now that I teach … Continue reading

Posted in Foreign & International Research, Legal Research Instruction, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Introductory resources for teaching research in Islamic influenced jurisdictions

This past week, I had the opportunity to co-teach a class on research in Islamic influenced jurisdictions as a part of our Foreign, Comparative, and International Law Advanced Research class. This section is traditionally taught by our Associate Director Darla … Continue reading

Posted in Foreign & International Research, Legal Research, Legal Research Instruction, Teaching (general) | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

A Region in Crisis: Researching Middle Eastern Law

Research in the Middle East With the ongoing events in the Middle East and the Ka Nefer Nefer case going on, we’ve received several questions on how to locate Middle Eastern law.  I thought that perhaps some of you might … Continue reading

Posted in Foreign & International Research, Legal Research | Tagged , | 2 Comments