Hear leading professionals discuss the top legal resources from their respective countries of expertise. Among the resources highlighted will be those English language resources that are hard to find in print (e.g., limited print runs) or online (e.g., due to tagging or webpage issues), or those that offer little-known English language editorial enhancements. The anticipated coverage includes China, Japan, Korea, and other PAC-Rim countries.
Takeaway 1: Participants will be able to describe the current legal research "hot topics" for English speakers researching the law of China, Japan, Korea, and other PAC-Rim countries.
Takeaway 2: Participants will be able to explain the top print and electronic resources offering English language legal coverage for major PAC-Rim jurisdictions.
Takeaway 3: Participants will be able to explain the provenance and popularity of these top print and electronic legal resources.
Who should attend: Reference librarians who teach or are embedded in law classes, seminars, and law firm litigation teams; collection development librarians and information technology personnel who are cataloging and linking to these jurisdictions' materials; librarians who are seeking core competency development in FCIL librarianship; law firm library managers who have jurisdiction-related litigation or transactional business; academic law library managers who have jurisdiction-related faculty scholarship
Track(s): Library Management, Information Technology, Teaching, Reference, Research and Client Services, Collection Development and Cataloging, General or Core Programs
Originally from central Ohio, I earned a BA in English literature from Bowling Green State University in 1975. In 1978, I went to Japan to teach English as a second language, where I lived in Nagoya and studied Japanese in my spare time. When I returned to the States in 1982, I attended Southern Illinois University's MA in ESL program (in the linguistics department), and upon graduation taught ESL at Linfield College in Oregon. In 1985, I entered the University of Washington's Jackson School of International Studies, where I earned an MA in Japan Studies.
I began working at Marian Gould Gallagher Law Library at UW in 1987, where I am now Coordinator of East Asian Library Services. I'm responsible for Selection, Cataloging and Reference for all East Asian countries.
Tom Kimbrough is the Associate Director for Public Services and Adjunct Professor of Law at the Underwood Law Library of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Tom earned a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in 1985. Tom subsequently earned his JD in 1988 at the University of California, Berkeley. Tom is a member of the California state bar.
Following law school he worked in private legal practice, serving as a senior associate in the Mergers & Acquisitions and Korea practice groups at the Hong Kong Office of Baker & McKenzie, and as an associate with the Beijing office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in its Corporate Finance, China, and Korea practice groups. In 2006 Tom earned his M.L.I.S. from the University of Washington. He shares his considerable international expertise in his teaching at SMU Law, which includes a course on International & Foreign Legal Research. Tom is active professionally in both AALL and ASIL, has moderated at AALL’s Annual Meeting, and is widely published.
Jootaek “Juice” Lee is a Senior Law Librarian at Northeastern University Law Library in Boston, Massachusetts, where he specializes as a Research Librarian for Foreign, Comparative & International Law. Juice earned his BA from Korea University in Seoul, Korea, where he also received an LL.M. in international law. He subsequently earned both his J.D. and M.L.S. at Florida State University in Tallahassee. He currently teaches both FCIL research and US domestic advanced legal research. He is currently the Co-Chair of AALL’s Asian American Law Librarians Caucus. Juice is also serving at the the Co-Chair of ASIL’s International Legal Research Interest Group (ILRIG).
Juice has published in the fields of legal informatics, legal pedagogy, and East Asian legal resources. He has published in the International Journal of Legal Information and in the database of the Social Science Research Network (SSRN). Juice is well-known to his fellow FCIL librarians as the author of the Korean legal research guide on NYU’s GlobaLex website.
Sergio Stone is the Foreign, Comparative and International Law Librarian at the Robert Crown Law Library at Stanford University Law School. Sergio earned his BA from Carleton College in 1986, and his JD from New York University in 1992. He subsequently earned his MLIS at the University of Denver in 2004, where he served as Foreign, Comparative and International Law Librarian at the University’s Sturm College of Law.
At Stanford, Sergio is responsible for teaching foreign and international legal research, as well as first year legal research. In addition, he works on Stanford Law Library’s FCIL collection development. Sergio, a native Spanish speaker, is responsible for working with Stanford’s foreign LLM students. He also serves as an FCIL research consultant to all of the Stanford Law School community, as well as to advanced degree students from throughout Stanford University. Sergio is active professionally in AALL, where he has served as Vice Chair, Chair, and Past Chair of the FCIL-SIS. In addition, he has served on AALL’s Council of SIS Chairs. Sergio is also active in ASIL, where he is a co-author of the
Roy L. Sturgeon is the Foreign, Comparative, & International Law/Reference Librarian at Tulane University Law School in New Orleans, Louisiana. From 2006 to 2010 he was the Foreign & International Law Librarian at Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center on Long Island, New York. While there, he spent May 2009 as a visiting professor at Wuhan University (Wuda) Law School in central China. Roy earned his LL.M. in Chinese law from Tsinghua University in Beijing, M.L.S. from St. John’s University in New York City, J.D. from Valparaiso University in Indiana, and B.A. from Grand View College in Iowa. He has published in the Law Library Journal (forthcoming), Fletcher Forum of World Affairs, International Journal of Legal Information, GlobaLex (with Sergio Stone), American Libraries, World Libraries, and Texas Hispanic Journal of Law & Policy. In addition, he has spoken about China at academic conferences in America and China. Roy was recently appointed to AALL’s Research & Publications Committee as well as elected Secretary/Treasurer of the FCIL-SIS.