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French Civil Code of 1804: Images from the Foreign and Comparative Law Webinar by Nicolas Boring

On January 28, 2021, Foreign Law Specialist Nicolas Boring discussed the Napoleonic Code’s history, evolution, and legacy in an installment of the Law Library of Congress’ foreign and comparative law webinar series. The webinar discussed the prehistory of the French Civil Code, its drafting and adoption, its contents, and the history of its immense influence […]

An Interview with Nicolas Boring, Foreign Law Specialist

This week’s interview is with Nicolas Boring, Foreign Law Specialist at the Law Library of Congress, who covers France and other French-speaking countries. Nicolas has recently been hired and we wish him “Bienvenue à bord” (welcome on board). Describe your background I am half French and half American. I mostly grew up in France, in the suburbs of Paris […]

An Interview with Baptiste Beurrier, Foreign Law Intern

Today’s interview is with Baptiste Beurrier, a foreign law intern working in the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress under the supervision of Nicolas Boring, the foreign law specialist covering French-speaking jurisdictions. Describe your background. I was born and raised in Bordeaux, a city in Southwest France. My paternal grandparents lived […]

An Interview with Julie Schwarz, Foreign Law Intern

Today’s interview is with Julie Schwarz, a foreign law intern working in the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress under the supervision of Nicolas Boring, the foreign law specialist covering French-speaking jurisdictions. Describe your background. I was born in Paris, France. When I was eight years old, we moved to New York City […]

Join Us on January 28 for a Foreign and Comparative Law Webinar on the French Civil Code

The following is a guest post from Nicolas Boring, the foreign law specialist covering French-speaking jurisdictions at the Law Library of Congress. Nicolas has previously blogged about Telework and the French “Right to Disconnect”, Report on Right of Huguenots to French Citizenship, “Bastille Day” Is About More Than the Bastille, and other topics. The French Civil Code, which Napoleon […]

The Constitutional Council and Judicial Review in France

The following is a guest post from Nicolas Boring, the foreign law specialist covering French-speaking jurisdictions at the Law Library of Congress. Nicolas has previously blogged about Telework and the French “Right to Disconnect”, Report on Right of Huguenots to French Citizenship, “Bastille Day” Is About More Than the Bastille, and others. The U.S. Supreme Court […]

Telework and the French “Right to Disconnect”

The following is a guest post from Nicolas Boring, the foreign law specialist covering French- speaking jurisdictions at the Law Library of Congress. Nicolas has previously blogged about “Bastille Day” Is About More Than the Bastille, among others. In 2016, the French government adopted a labor law that, among other provisions, included a right to disconnect. This […]

Join Us on August 27 for a Foreign and Comparative Law Webinar on “Hot Topics in Global AI Regulation”

This post was co-authored by Jenny Gesley and Nicolas Boring, Foreign Law Specialists. Artificial intelligence (AI) plays an increasing role in our everyday life, from speech recognition to medical diagnostics. It should therefore be no surprise that, in several countries, AI has started to play a role in the relationship between governments and their citizens. […]

“Bastille Day” Is About More Than the Bastille

This post is authored by Nicolas Boring, a foreign law specialist covering French-speaking jurisdictions at the Law Library of Congress. Nicolas has previously blogged about a Report on Right of Huguenots to French Citizenship and The Library of the French National Assembly – Pic of the Week, among others. July 14 is France’s national holiday. Often referred to as […]