Latest Globalex Research Guides

Usually we’d publish this in LLN/eu but as we aren’t publishing until January here is the latest on Globalex Research Guides

Thanks to a post on the Law Librarian Blog


New GlobaLex Research Guides

GlobaLex (November/December 2008 ):

European Union Travaux Preparatoires: A Guide to Tracing Working Documents by Patrick Overy
Patrick Overy is Academic Support Consultant for Law and Business at the University of Exeter, and has managed the European Documentation Centre at Exeter since 1991. He is involved in European information networks at national and international levels, especially through the European Information Association, which published European Information: a Guide to Official Sources in 2005. A new edition will be published at the end of 2008. He also compiles a weekly digest of new EU documents which is available online and distributed as an e-mail by the European Commission Office in London.

Introduction to the Legal System and Legal Research of the Kingdom of Thailand by Joe Leeds

Joe Leeds is the manager of the Thailand law firm of Chaninat & Leeds.  He has been working as a consultant and manager in Thailand since 1995 and is licensed to practice law in the State of Hawaii and the U.S. Federal District.

The Lebanese Legal System and Research by Firas El Samad
Firas El Samad graduated from the American University of Beirut in 1994 with a BA in political science and public administration, obtained a law degree from the Lebanese University in 1995, graduated from the University of Montpellier I in 1997 with a DEA (Masters Degree) in Economic Law, and graduated from the University of Montpellier I in 2000, receiving a Doctorat en Droit Prive, (PhD). He served as lecturer at the Lebanese University in Beirut from 2001 through 2007.  He is serving as Partner at Shalakany Law Firm, the Egyptian sole member of LEX MUNDI since 2000. He has participated in many conferences and completed several training courses in IT law, Anti-trust, leadership and management (Cairo- Montpellier- Cambridge- Monterey CA). Firas El Samad had been elected to the executive committee of Shalakany Law Firm in 2007 and still serving. He is also the Vice-Chairman of the Business Development Committee at Shalakany Law Firm.

Scottish Legal History: A Research Guide by Yasmin Morais
Yasmin Morais is Resident Librarian at the Georgetown University Law Center’s Edward Bennett Williams Law Library. She obtained her MLIS from the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto, and her MSc in Government from the University of the West Indies.

Update: A Guide to Online Research Resources for the Australian Federal Legal System with some Reference to the State Level by Petal Kinder
Petal Kinder is Court Librarian at the High Court of Australia. Prior to her commencement at the High Court Petal was the Manager of the Library and Information Services at the Federal Court in Melbourne. Before that she lectured in the Law Faculty at Monash University where she designed, implemented and taught legal research courses at undergraduate and graduate levels for over five years. Petal has written articles on legal research and also designed an interactive web based legal research program

UPDATE: An Overview of the Egyptian Legal System and Legal Research by Dr. Mohamed S. E. Abdel Wahab  
Dr. Mohamed S. E. Abdel Wahab (MCIArb.), Licence en Droit -LLB (CAI), LL.M (CAI), MPhil (MAN), Ph.D (MAN), CIArb Dip. International Commercial Arbitration (Balliol College, Oxford University) is an Assistant Professor of Law at the Faculty of Law, Cairo University, Egypt, and Assistant Director of the Human Rights Centre at the Faculty of Law (Cairo University). He has taught part-time on the LL.M, LL.B, and BA programs at Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan Universities in England. Dr. Abdel Wahab holds a number of visiting positions in Egypt and abroad where he teaches English Contract law, Introduction to Anglo-American Law, Comparative Law, and Conflict of Laws. Dr. Abdel Wahab is currently a Fellow of the National Centre for Technology and Dispute Resolution at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA. Dr. Abdel Wahab is an Adjunct Professor of Law and International Commercial Arbitration (Indiana University, USA), and Faculty Coordinator for the Indiana Univers ity LL.M Program in Business and Comparative Law in Egypt. Dr. Abdel Wahab is also a Partner at Shalakany Law Office and serves as co-head of the Firm’s Arbitration and Project Finance/PPP Groups.  Dr. Abdel Wahab was appointed vice-president of the Cairo branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in 2005, and Assistant Director of the English Section at the Faculty of Law at Cairo University in 2008. Dr. Abdel Wahab also works as a Legal Advisor to the Board of Directors of the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration, and Counselor for International Legal Affairs and International Contracts to the Information Technology Industry Development Agency of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology in Egypt.

UPDATE: Finnish Law on the Internet by Sami Sarvilinna; Update by Erika Bergström

Mr. Sami Sarvilinna presently works as city counsel for the city of Helsinki. He has prominent experience from legislative work having worked as a Senior Officer for Legal Affairs in the Finnish Ministry of Justice. He holds law degrees from the University of Helsinki [LLM] and the University of Oxford [MJur], as well as a public policy degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University [MPP]. He also has a second degree from Helsinki – an MA in English, Economics and Computer Science. He is a licensed translator between Finnish and English [and vice versa] and the author of the chapter on Finland in Winterton and Moys’ Information Sources in Law [Bowker-Saur, London, 2nd ed, 1997].
Erika Bergström works as a Chief Information Specialist at the Library of Parliament of Finland. She graduated from the University of Helsinki Faculty of Law in 1997 (LLM) and obtained a post-graduate degree of law in 2006 (LL.Lic), also from the University of Helsinki. Prior to joining the Library of Parliament she worked for ten years as a lawyer and legal information specialist at one of Finland’s leading law firms.

UPDATE: Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan: A Guide to Web Based Resources by Oleg Stalbovskiy & Maria Stalbovskaya

The authors of this article work as librarians at the Tashkent Open Library for Legal Information. They have been involved in important projects in the Republic of Uzbekistan, including the development of the Digital Library on Human Rights, providing organizational and methodical support for regional public law centers, providing legal information and support for people under judicial investigation, creating the website of the Open Library for Legal Information, and the development of electronic legal resources at the Open Library for Legal Information.

UPDATE: Guide to Legal Research in Norway by Pål A. Bertnes

Pål A. Bertnes has been the Director of the Law Library (Law School Library) at the Faculty of Law at the University of Oslo from 1983-2008. He is now a Senior Adviser at the library.  As an author, editor and publisher of books and articles, and as a lecturer, his main professional interests have been related to matters concerning remedies for the retrieval of sources of law. A list of his publications is available online.

UPDATE: A Research Guide to the Turkmenistan Legal System by Oleg Stalbovskiy & Maria Stalbovskaya
The authors of this article work as librarians at the Tashkent Open Library for Legal Information.
UPDATE: A Guide to the U. S. Federal Legal System Web-based Public Accessible Sources by Gretchen Feltes