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An Interview with Edith Palmer, Senior Foreign Law Specialist

This week’s interview is with Edith Palmer, Senior Foreign Law Specialist at the Law Library of Congress, who covers the German-speaking countries of Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein, and Switzerland.  She has been providing research and reference for the U.S. Congress, the Executive Branch, and the Judiciary since she joined the Law Library in 1976.  In addition […]

Ciao, Italia

I recently returned from Italy, and when traveling I enjoy learning more about the country and culture.  I love reading through a mixture of online sources like the CIA World Factbook and the State Department Background Notes or through books (I’ve been reading Roma). While in Rome, in addition to having a lot of coffee […]

How Do I Find…?

As you may have noticed in my previous posts, I’m making an effort to highlight useful tools contained on the Law Library’s website that our readers may not be aware of.  A section of the website that I use frequently is called “How Do I Find…?“ The guides are especially helpful in the beginning of […]

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 […]

An Interview with Shameema Rahman, Legal Reference Specialist

This week’s interview is with Shameema Rahman, a Legal Reference Specialist in our Public Services Division.  She has previously written a guest blog post for us. Describe your background.   I was born in Pakistan and grew up in Bangladesh because the place of my birth changed its name after independence.  Since my father was […]

Human Rights Day at the Law Library

We all know that there are a huge number of “days” (or weeks, or months, or sometimes the whole year!) for remembering and celebrating significant events or highlighting different issues.  There are the serious ones, like Earth Day, World AIDS Day, and Law Day.  And then there are some that are a bit less serious, […]