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Interview with Jieun Chang, Foreign Law Intern

Posted by: Hanibal Goitom

Today’s interview is with Jieun Chang, foreign law intern at the Law Library of Congress.  Jieun holds a J.D. and is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Information. Enjoy!  Describe your background I was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea and came to the United States after getting married. I lived in California …

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An Interview with Alexander Janvelian, Foreign Law Intern

Posted by: Hanibal Goitom

Today’s interview is with Alexander Janvelian, a foreign law intern. A graduate of the Whittier Law School J.D. program, Alexander is currently working toward earning an LL.M. degree from Georgetown University Law Center, specializing in International Business and Economic Law. Describe your background. An Armenian by heritage, I was born in Tbilisi, Georgia into a …

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Do You Have to Actually be Present on Your Wedding Day in The Gambia?

Posted by: Hanibal Goitom

Here at the Global Legal Research Center we receive many interesting foreign law inquiries.  Questions about laws that govern matters of personal status, including customary and religious laws, arise frequently from many of the African jurisdictions I cover.  One of the issues that I have had the opportunity to research is the legality of proxy …

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Law Library Report on Wildlife Trafficking and Poaching

Posted by: Hanibal Goitom

You may have noticed that the issue of poaching and trafficking in wildlife, particularly involving African elephants and rhinos, has been in the news a lot lately.  This is mainly because the situation, apparently fueled by an appetite for illegal wildlife products in Asia (especially China and Thailand), is getting increasingly dire.  The decline in …