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Legislation Protecting Italian Cultural Heritage

Posted by: Ruth Levush

This is a guest post by Dante Figueroa, a senior legal information analyst at the Law Library of Congress. Dante is a frequent contributor to In Custodia Legis. His recent posts relate to Roman and Canon law collections, rules on the election of a new pontiff, the treasures of the Italian Parliamentary Libraries,  and international …

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Legislation on Use of Water in Agriculture

Posted by: Ruth Levush

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 …

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An Interview with Ozlem Aydin Sakrak, Foreign Law Intern

Posted by: Ruth Levush

The following interview is with Ozlem Aydin Sakrak. Ozlem is currently working as an intern in the Law Library’s Global Legal Research Center. Describe your background I am a Turkish lawyer. Although I live in Ankara, I am originally from a small town, a popular seaside holiday resort on the beautiful west coast of Turkey. …

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An Interview with Sanaz Alasti, Scholar in Residence

Posted by: Ruth Levush

This week’s interview is with Dr. Sanaz Alasti, a Scholar in Residence at the Law Library of Congress.  Dr. Alasti is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Lamar University and an Iranian legal scholar.  This interview is conducted as part of a series of interviews that introduce our scholars and summer interns to In Custodia …

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An Interview with Chayada Polpun, Foreign Law Intern

Posted by: Ruth Levush

This week’s interview is with Chayada Polpun, a summer intern working in the Global Legal Research Center of the Law Library of Congress. It is part of a series of interviews that introduce our summer interns to In Custodia Legis readers. You may have noticed that Chayada missed the interns’ group photo we recently published …

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An Interview with Svitlana Vodyanyk, Foreign Law Intern

Posted by: Ruth Levush

This week’s interview is with Svitlana Vodyanyk, a summer intern at the Global Legal Research Center, Law Library of Congress. The Law Library’s internship program is in full swing and we are introducing all our summer interns to In Custodia Legis readers every week. Describe your background I was born in the Soviet Union but grew …

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An Interview with Sophia Schick, Foreign Law Intern

Posted by: Ruth Levush

This week’s interview is with Sophia Schick.  Sophia is spending time working for the Law Library this summer as an intern in the Global Legal Research Center. In addition to the valuable contribution she is making, Sophia brings tremendous enthusiasm to her work. Describe your background.  I grew up in Meersburg, a small town of five  thousand inhabitants, …

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The Law Librarian of Congress, Rabbi Kook, Digitization and Israeli Education

Posted by: Ruth Levush

On September 6, 2011, staff and management of the Law Library of Congress listened with much interest to Law Librarian of Congress Roberta Shaffer as she shared with us her vision for a World Law Library for the 21st Century.  She reiterated the Law Library’s commitment to acquire, preserve, and provide access to a universal …