Lyonette Louis-Jacques (J.D. ’86) returned to the Law School in 1992 to begin her current position where she provides general reference and specialized services in foreign, comparative, and international law (FCIL) research, instruction, collection development, and management. She teaches the Public International Law Research Lab and the Advanced Legal Research: Foreign and International Law seminar.
Ms. Louis-Jacques is author of articles in the Chicago Journal of International Law and the International Journal of Legal Information; Introduction to International Organizations (co-edited with Jeanne Korman); Law Lists (a guide to law-related listservs); and Jumpstart (a directory of FCIL research specialists).
Ms. Louis-Jacques co-founded (with Mila Rush) the INT-LAW international legal research listserv. She writes a Slaw "Legal Information" column. She co-edits the CALL Bulletin (Chicago Association of Law Libraries newsletter).
Ms. Louis-Jacques served as a member of the American Association of Law Libraries Executive Board (2005-2008). She chaired the FCIL and Computing Services Special Interest Sections. She is also a member of the International Association of Law Libraries (IALL) and the American Society of International Law (ASIL). She is a member of the Illinois Bar (inactive). She is on the Board of the University of Chicago Pozen Family Center for Human Rights.