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Official Gazettes: Afghanistan to Zimbabwe

While the United States does not publish an official gazette, most countries of the world do.  These primary law sources are invaluable for foreign legal research.  While no two countries’ gazettes are identical, most contain legislation, orders, regulations, statutory instruments, and international agreements.  Some even include decisions of courts and administrative agencies.  The currency of […]

Global Legal Monitor: August Highlights

The Global Legal Monitor (GLM) is a good source for following legal developments around the world.  An excellent example of this is the range of topics covered by the GLM articles published in August, which included: Administrative law and regulatory procedures; Family planning and birth control; Human rights; Crime and law enforcement; Immigration; Taxation; and Freedom […]

Interview with Samantha O’Brien O’Reilly – Global Legal Research Intern

Today’s interview is with Samantha O’Brien O’Reilly, an intern with the Global Legal Research Directorate. Describe your background. I am from a small town called Kells in Co. Meath in Ireland. I have just completed my first two years of a four-year undergraduate degree in Law with French Law at University College Dublin. I will spend […]

An Interview with Mohammad Qadamshah, Foreign Law Intern

Today’s interview is with Mohammad Qadamshah, an intern with the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress. Describe your Background I am from Afghanistan.  My family is originally from Mazar-i-Sharif, Balkh province. They have always encouraged me to pursue higher levels of education. I completed my primary education in Iran. I returned […]

Legislation on Use of Water in Agriculture

The following is a guest post by my colleague Gustavo Guerra, senior foreign law Specialist for Mexico and other Spanish speaking countries in the Law Library’s Global Legal Research Center. Gustavo has previously blogged on Mexican Law – Global Legal Collection Highlights. The Law Library of Congress recently published a report titled “Legislation on Use of Water […]

Law Library Summer Interns – 2013 Edition

  The Law Library was fortunate this summer to have a large group of interns working with the Global Legal Research team, Collection Services Division, and Public Services Division.  The individuals hailed from around the globe, including France, Ireland, South Africa, Afghanistan, and the United States and helped with projects that directly impacted the Library’s research, collections, […]

An Interview with Penelope Fay Heavner, Special Assistant to the Assistant Law Librarian for Collections, Outreach and Services

This week’s interview is with Penelope Fay Heavner, Special Assistant to the Assistant Law Librarian for Collections, Outreach and Services. Penelope, known here as Penny, is a lovely, cheerful lady with British accent and knowledge and experience in many areas including reference librarianship and outreach activities. Describe your background I have lived in Washington, D.C. for so many […]