Lyonette Louis-Jacques

Lyonette Louis-Jacques

Foreign and International Law Librarian and Lecturer in Law

Lyonette (Lyo) Louis-Jacques, JD ’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. Courses taught include the Public International Law Research Lab and the Advanced Legal Research: Foreign and International Law seminar.

Ms. Louis-Jacques is the 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); Jumpstart (a directory of FCIL research specialists); and Comparative Criminal Procedure: A Select Bibliography (GlobaLex).

Ms. Louis-Jacques co-founded (with Mila Rush) the INT-LAW international legal research listserv. She co-edited the AALL award-winning CALL Bulletin (Chicago Association of Law Libraries newsletter). She is a Slaw "Legal Information" columnist.

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 a former member of the Board of the University of Chicago Human Rights Program/Pozen Family Center for Human Rights. She is a current member of the International Association of Law Libraries (IALL), the American Society of International Law (ASIL), and several other law and library associations. She is a member of the Illinois Bar (inactive).

EDUCATION

University of Chicago Law School
JD, 1986

  • Edwin F. Mandel Legal Aid Clinic Award, 1986

University of Michigan School of Library Science
AMLS, 1983

University of Chicago
BA, 1979

EXPERIENCE

University of Chicago Law School, D'Angelo Law Library
Foreign and International Law Librarian and Lecturer in Law, 1992-present

University of Minnesota Law School Library
Acting Assistant Director for Public Services, 1990-1992
Foreign and International Legal Reference Librarian, 1986-1992

University of Chicago Law School, Edwin F. Mandel Legal Aid Clinic
Student Attorney, 1985-1986

Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago
Law Intern, 1984

Hosier & Sufrin, Chicago, Illinois
Summer Associate, 1984

Books (Author)

  • International Law Legal Research (Carolina Academic Press, 2013) (with Anthony Winer & Mary Anne Archer).cu
  • Introduction to International Organizations (Oceana Publications Inc., 1996) (with Jeanne S. Korman).cu

Book Sections

  • "Global Legal Information Networks: Convergence of People and Data across Borders.," in Festschrift fur Dietrich Pannier, Detlev Fischer & Marcus Obert eds. (Carl Heymanns Verlag, 2010). cu
  • "Legal Research (Sources) on the Internet," in Computer-Aided Legal Research (CALR) in the Internet, Christian R. Andersen & Craig B. Simonsen eds. (Pearson Education, 2006). cu
  • "Lists, Newsgroups, and Other Networks," in ASIL Guide to Electronic Resources for International Law, Marci Hoffman & Jill McC. Watson eds. (American Society of International Law, 2002). cu
  • "Legal Research (Sources) on the Internet," in Essentials of the Internet, Christian R. Andersen & Craig B. Simonsen eds. (Pearson, 2002). cu
  • "Lists for Law Professors," in Techniques for Teaching Law, Steven Friedland & Gerald F. Hess eds. (Carolina Academic Press, 1999). cu
  • "Lists, Newsgroups, Networks," in ASIL Guide to Electronic Resources for International Law, Marci Hoffman, Jill McC. Watson, Paul Zarins & Lyonette Louis-Jacques eds. (American Society of International Law, 1998). cu www
  • "America: Zen-pan ["United States: General Sources"]," in Internet de Galkoku Ho [Foreign Law Through the Internet], Makoto Ibusuki ed. (Nihon-Hyoron Sha, 1998). cu
  • "Law Lists," in The Lawyer's Guide to the Internet, G. Burgess Allison ed. (American Bar Association Section of Law Practice Management, 1995). cu
  • "A Tour of Current Legal Resources on the Internet," in Proceesing of the 4th Annual Conference for Law School Computing Professionals (Chicago-Kent College of Law CALI, 1994) (with William A. Schwesig). cu

Journal Articles

  • "International Calendar," 36 International Journal of Legal Information 229 (2008). cu
  • "What's Wrong with International Law Scholarship?: Gaps in International Legal Literature," 35 Syracuse Journal of International Law and Commerce 165 (2008). cu
  • "Book Review (reviewing Mathias Reimann & Reinhard Zimmermann, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Law (2006))," 32 Canadian Law Library Review 237 (2007). cu
  • "International Calendar," 35 International Journal of Legal Information 214 (2007). cu
  • "Gaps in International Legal Literature: Skeptical Reappraisal," 35 Syracuse Journal of International Law and Commerce 363 (2007). cu
  • "Book Review (reviewing Mark Freeman, International Human Rights Law: Texts, Cases, and Materials (2005))," 31 Canadian Law Library Review 137 (2006). cu
  • "Book Review (reviewing David Freestone & Charlotte Streck, eds., Legal Aspects of Implementing the Kyoto Protocol Mechanisms: Making Kyoto Work (2005))," 34 International Journal of Legal Information 184 (2006). cu
  • "International Calendar, The," 34 International Journal of Legal Information 200 (2006). cu
  • "International Calendar, The," 34 International Journal of Legal Information 463 (2006). cu
  • "Book Review (reviewing Emeka A. Duruigbo, Multinational Corporations and International Law: Accountability and Compliance Issues in Petroleum Industry (2003))," 33 International Journal of Legal Information 145 (2005). cu
  • "International Calendar, The," 33 International Journal of Legal Information 174 (2005). cu
  • "International Calendar, The Notes," 33 International Journal of Legal Information 305 (2005). cu
  • "The International Calendar Note," 33 International Journal of Legal Information 500 (2005). cu
  • "Book Review (reviewing Parry and Grant Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law, 2nd ed. (2004))," 29 Canadian Law Library Review 30 (2004). cu
  • "The International Calendar," 32 International Journal of Legal Information 150 (2004). cu
  • "International Calendar, The," 32 International Journal of Legal Information 521 (2004). cu
  • "International Calendar, The," 32 International Journal of Legal Information 665 (2004). cu
  • "New Rights - New Laws: Legal Information in a Changing World Wide Web New Rights - New Laws: Legal Information in a Changing World IALL 22nd Course on International Law Librarianship: Proceedings," 32 International Journal of Legal Information 474 (2004). cu
  • "HeinOnline Goes Global," AALL Spectrum 26 (2003). cu
  • "Mr. Sprudžs," 95 Law Library Journal 334 (2003). cu
  • "Publications of Adolf Sprudzs: 1953-2002," 95 Law Library Journal 339 (2003). cu
  • "Publications by Adolf Sprudzs: 1953-2002," 31 International Journal of Legal Information xl (2003). cu
  • "Mr. Sprudžs," 31 International Journal of Legal Information xxxvi (2003). cu
  • "Book Review (reviewing Daniel L. M. Kennedy & James D. Southwick, The Political Economy of International Trade Law: Essays in Honour of Robert E. Hudec (2002))," 95 Law Library Journal 448 (2003). cu
  • "Publications of Adolf Sprudzs: 1953–2002," 31 International Journal of Legal Information xl (2003). cu
  • "International Calendar," 31 International Journal of Legal Information 136 (2003). cu
  • "A Tribute to Adolf Sprudzs," 95 Law Library Journal 323 (2003) (with Judith Wright, Gerhard Casper, Igor I. Kavass, Timothy Kearley, Daniel L. Wade & Larry B. Wenger). cu
  • "In Memoriam: Adolf Sprudzs: 1922–2003, President of the International Association of Law Libraries, 1986–1992," 31 International Journal of Legal Information xxix (2003) (with Judith Wright, Kaiva Jansone, Holger Knudsen & Dietrich Andre Loeber). cu
  • "Publications of Adolf Sprudzs: 1953-2002 A Tribute to Adolf Sprudzs," 95 Law Library Journal 339 (2003). cu
  • "Book Review (reviewing Christopher H. Schreurer, The ICSID Convention: A Commentary (2001))," 27 Canadian Law Libraries 237 (2002). cu
  • "Book Review (reviewing Lawrence Douglas, The Memory of Judgment: Making Law and History in the Trials of the Holocaust (2001))," 30 International Journal of Legal Information 524 (2002). cu
  • "International Calendar," 29 International Journal of Legal Information 530 (2001). cu
  • "International Calendar," 27 International Journal of Legal Information 3 (2000). cu
  • "Gaps in International Legal Literature What's Wrong with International Law Scholarship," 1 Chicago Journal of International Law 101 (2000). cu
  • "Book Review (reviewing Luke Clements & Rachel Morris, eds.,Gaining Ground: Law Reform for Gypsies and Travellers (1999))," 32 Law Librarian 63 (2000). cu
  • "Book Review (reviewing Stanislaw Frankowski, ed., Legal Responses to AIDS in Comparative Perspective (1998))," 28 International Journal of Legal Information 446 (2000). cu
  • "Book Review (reviewing Michael Grubb, Christiaan Vrolijk & Duncan Brack, eds., The Kyoto Protocol: A Guide and Assessment (1999))," 1999 European Information 8 (1999). cu
  • "Book Review (reviewing Michael P. Scharf, Balkan Justice: The Story Behind the First International War Crimes Trial Since Nuremberg (1997))," 26 International Journal of Legal Information 266 (1998). cu
  • "Broadening Access to International Law Resources Through New Technology," 89 American Society of International Law Proceedings __ (1995). cu
  • "Internet Reference Sources for Legal Researchers: A Brief Bibliography," 26 Law Librarian 282 (1995). cu
  • "Frequently-Asked Questions (FAQ) About INT-LAW," 26 Law Librarian 285 (1995). cu

Other Publications

  • "New International Legal Biography," Slaw, July 8, 2015. www
  • "International Law Researchers Gather in Chicago," CALL Bulletin, December 12, 2014. www
  • "Parlez-Vous Français? How to Practice Your French, and Other Foreign Language Immersion Tips," Slaw, September 19, 2014. www
  • "Mexican Law and Legal Research," AALL Conference Papers, July 15, 2014 (with Jonathan Pratter & Bianca Anderson, Marisol Floren-Romero, Teresa Miguel, Julienne Grant, Sergio Stone & Jootaek Lee). ssrn
  • "BIT by BIT," Slaw, May 8, 2014. www
  • "Recognition and Praise," Slaw, March 3, 2014. www
  • "Is KluwerArbitration the Best?," Slaw, January 20, 2014. www
  • "Homebrewing Laws Worldwide," Slaw, November 20, 2013. www
  • "Changes in Cross-Border Corporate & Transactional Law Research," Slaw, September 12, 2013. www
  • "The Lieber Code," Slaw, July 8, 2013. www
  • "The State of Digitization of United National Documents," Slaw, June 2010. www
  • "E-Books and the Library Collection: Friend or Foe or Both?," CALL Bulletin, 2010 (with Therese Clarke Arado). www
  • "The Law Libraries and Librarians Ning: A Networking Tool for Law Librarians," CALL Bulletin, 2010. www
  • "The Kindle in the Library," CALL Bulletin, 2009. www
  • "Top Five Tips for Keeping Up with New and Emerging Technologies," CALL Bulletin, 2008. www
  • "Twitter for Law Librarians," CALL Bulletin, 2008. www
  • "ASIL Report: Encountering Greatness in International Law," FCIL Newsletter, May 2005.
  • "Collecting Foreign Law: Preparing the Jeopardy Game," FCIL Newsletter, October 2004.
  • "ASIL Guide to Electronic Resources for International Law," ASIL Bulletin, April 2003 (with Anne E. McC Burnett, Charlotte Bynum, Marci Hoffman & Jill McC. Watson).
  • "Legal Research Using the Internet," Careers and the Minority Lawyer, Spring 1999.
  • "Selected List Services," Oceana's Law Library Newsletter, December 1998.
  • "What's On Line in International Law," ASIL Newsletter, March/April 1998.
  • "Internet in Law Libraries, The Library Highlights," Syllabus, 1994.

MEMBERSHIPS AND PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • American Association of Law Libraries (AALL)
    Member, executive board (2005-2008)
    Chair, Advisory Committee on the Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals (2003-2004)
    Chair, Computing Services Special Interest Section (1999-2000)
    Chair, Foreign, Comparative, and International Law Special Interest Section (1994-1995)
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • American Society of International Law (ASIL)
  • Association of American Law Schools (AALS)
  • Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL)
  • Chicago Association of Law Libraries (CALL)
    Co-Editor, CALL Bulletin (2013-present)
    Co-Editor, "TechBuzz" column, CALL Bulletin
  • Chinese and American Forum on Legal Information and Law Libraries (CAFLL)
  • International Association of Law Libraries (IALL)
    Member, Advisory Committee on Communications (1998-present)
    Editor, "International Calendar," International Journal of Legal Information (1999-2008)
  • Board, Human Rights Program, Center for International Studies, University of Chicago (2001-present)
  • Admitted to the Illinois bar (1987) 

AWARDS AND HONORS

  • AALL Diversity Committee -- Librarians of the Month (2014)
  • Featured in Celebrating Diversity: A Legacy of Minority Leadership in the American Association of Law Libraries, Carol Avery Nicholson, Ruth Johnson Hill and Vicente E. Garces eds. (William S. Hein & Co, 2006)
  • Spirit of the FCIL-SIS Award, American Association of Law Libraries Foreign, Comparative, and International Law Special Interest Section (2005)
  • The Agnes and Harvey Reid Award for Outstanding Contribution to Law Librarianship, Chicago Association of Law Libraries (2001-2002)
  • Honorable Mention, Hennepin Lawyer Creativity Contest (1988) 
  • Matthew Bender Scholarship Award, American Association of Law Libraries (1987)
  • Minnesota Association of Law Libraries Grant (1987)
  • Edwin F. Mandel Legal Aid Clinic Award, University of Chicago Law School (1986)
  • Opportunity Award, University of Michigan School of Library Science (1982-1983)
  • National Achievement Scholarship, University of Chicago (1975-1979)