GlobaLex September/October 2021 Issue is Live

By Lucie Olejnikova

GlobaLex September/October 2021 issue is live featuring two new articles, the Judicial Power and High Courts in Latin America and the United-States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA), and six updates including Bermuda, China, Myanmar, International Commercial Contracts, International Marine Environmental Law, and the Collection Development Policies for Building a Foreign and International Law Collection. Webmasters and content managers, please update your pages. We thank all our wonderful authors, new and established, for their excellent contributions and commitment to open access resource!

Judicial Power and High Courts in Latin America by Gloria Orrego Hoyos at

Gloria Orrego Hoyos is currently working at the Secretariat Training and Jurisprudence of the Public Defender’s Office in Argentina and as a Professor of Law and Legal Research (since 2008) at the Universidad de San Andrés and Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (since 2016) in Buenos Aires. She is a published author on human rights issues (gender and reproductive rights) and has been a guest lecturer in the subject in several countries. Additionally, she has been a consultant for NGOs and commercial databases regarding Latin American law in human and women’s rights. She is a native of Colombia, where she obtained her law degree from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana College of Law in Bogotá, Colombia, and is now living and working in Argentina where she obtained a Master’s in Constitutional Law and Human Rights from the Universidad de Palermo in Buenos Aires. She also has a librarianship degree from the Universidad de Ciencias Empresariales y Sociales in Buenos Aires.

Discovering the United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA) by Francisco A. Avalos at

Francisco A. Avalos joined the James E. Rogers College of Law in 1982 as the Foreign and International Law Librarian and Associate Professor for Legal Research. His area of expertise is Latin American legal research with an emphasis on Mexico. He has written extensively and made many presentations in this area of the law. Mr. Avalos has served as Secretary-Treasurer and Chairperson of the Foreign, Comparative, and International Law SIS of the American Association of Law Libraries and served on the Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals Advisory Committee. Mr. Avalos retired in 2009 to dedicate himself to writing and doing consultant work. Since his retirement he has published The Mexican Legal System: A Comprehensive Research Guide (3d ed.), The “Legal History of Mexico: The Discovery to the Present (William Hien Publications), The Avalos Legal Glossary/Dictionary Translator and Other Related Fields of Study: English/Spanish Spanish/English. He also updated the Mexico section of the Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citations for the 20th edition. He serves as a special consultant to the Kozolchyk National Law Center.

UPDATE: Finding the Law in Bermuda by Jennifer Williams at

Jennifer Williams is the Information Services Manager at Conyers Dill & Pearman and has over 20 years of experience working in law firms in Bermuda. She is passionate about the evolution of law libraries and knowledge management.

UPDATE: Finding Chinese Law on the Internet by Joan Lijun Liu at

Joan Lijun Liu is currently a curator at Fudan University Library. In addition to teaching for the Library and Information Studies program and supervising the LIS graduate students in the Literature and Information Center of the Library, she also lectures in the Law School at the Fudan University. Previously, she served as a tenured associate curator at the New York University Law Library.

UPDATE: The Legal System of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar by Dr. Su Wai Mon and Dr. Md. Ershadul Karim at

Dr. Su Wai Mon is a Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, Multimedia University (MMU), Melaka Campus Malaysia.

Dr. Md. Ershadul Karim is a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and a non-practicing lawyer enrolled with the Bangladesh Supreme Court.

UPDATE: International Commercial Contracts by Anne Mostad-Jensen and Cyril Emery at

Anne Mostad-Jensen is a Legal Officer and Librarian for the Secretariat of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law.

Cyril Emery is the Head of the Documentation Division and Library of the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

UPDATE: Researching International Marine Environmental Law by Arundhati Ashok Satkalmi at

Arundhati Ashok Satkalmi (Aru) retired in July 2014 as a Senior Research Librarian from the Rittenberg Law Library of St. John’s University School of Law. Her interest in the marine environment has inspired her to undertake this update even after her retirement. Prior to joining St. John’s in 1991, Aru worked as the Senior Information Specialist at the corporate headquarters of the Exxon Corporation in New York. In addition to a master’s in library science from St. John’s University, she holds a master’s in government and politics where she specialized in international law. She wrote a thesis entitled International Convention for the Control and Management of Ship’s Ballast Water and Sediments of 2004: An Analysis of Logical and Practical Aspects. She has earned a certificate from the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) in International Environmental Law. She also holds a Master of Science degree in Geology from Poona University. She has presented on the topic of the international marine environment to the Indian Society of International Law and American Association of Law Librarians. The author would like to thank to William Manz, her former colleague at St. John’s, for reading and offering editorial assistance.

UPDATE: Collection Development Policies and Other Basic Tools for Building a Foreign and International Law Collection by Barbara H. Garavaglia and Seth Quidachay-Swan at

Barbara H. Garavaglia is Librarian Emerita and Former Director of the University of Michigan Law Library.

Seth Quidachay-Swan is the Head of Collection Development and Access Services at the University of Michigan Law Library.

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