Each Monday, DipLawMatic Dialogues will bring you the list of FCIL-related programs currently in Idea-Scale to encourage you to “up-vote” these programs. For more on why up-voting is important, see here. We also encourage you to submit your own program ideas to Idea-Scale (you can do it anonymously). You can see last Monday’s programs here.
Idea #249: What is Europe?
As national membership in the European Union changes, how does this effect our understanding of Europe from a legal perspective? Find out more about the history of European laws, the current legal systems governing Europe, and potential future legal developments that may arise as a changing concept of Europe ties different nations closer together.
Idea #250: FCIL Research on a Budget
In a time of tightening budgets, money for foreign and international collections is often cut heavily or entirely. How do we continue to provide access to these materials or answer questions on these topics? Explore freely accessible foreign and international materials, with practical ideas about where to start your research when you don’t have access to specialist subscriptions services.
So many legal materials are in languages other than English worldwide, that is it inevitable that most of us will need to find or access one of these documents at some point. FCIL librarians often work with materials in language in which they are not fluent, and can provide useful ideas and insight for the non-FCIL specialists faced with this type of research. A panel of FCIL librarians will provide practical guidance about how to find English translations of non-English laws, tips and tricks for how to gather enough understanding about a non-English document to identify whether it is relevant to your research questions, and where to find help if you’re stuck.
Developing specialized experiential research courses is a great way to help your law school meet its experiential credits requirement. To create a successful simulation in a topical area (IP law, international law, etc.), you must know the types of research most likely to be performed by your graduates. Academic librarians should have an ongoing conversation with firm and government libraries to know what kinds of research issues new attorneys are grappling with in specialized practice areas. This panel would help foster these connections, with a group of firm and government librarians discussing the types of research problems they see attorneys dealing with.
What is the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and what do law firm librarians need to know in terms of collection development and research resources and need to do when dealing with vendors and internally regarding the firms information resources?
The Caribbean Court of Justice was established in 2001, with two jurisdictions: an original jurisdiction and an appellate jurisdiction. However, not all Caribbean States have accepted this institution as their court of last resort and have instead continued to look to the United Kingdom’s Privy Council. This program would look at the history of the court and explore the reasons for the limited acceptance of the court (including the perception of the court as a “hanging court”) and how this lack of acceptance hinders the development of Caribbean jurisprudence.