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--A Brief Overview of the Saudi Arabian Legal System By Dr. Abdullah F. Ansary
Dr. Abdullah Ansary received his B.A. in Islamic legal studies in 1990 from King Abdul-Aziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. In 1997 he received his M.A. in Islamic Shari’ah with Honors from Umm al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia. He taught Islamic Studies for several years at King Abdul-Aziz University. In 2000, he received his LL.M. degree from Harvard Law School, and continued as a Visiting Researcher at Harvard Law School for the academic year 2000-2001. In 2005, Dr. Ansary received his Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) degree from the University of Virginia School of Law. Dr. Ansary provides legal consultancy and expertise to several branches of the U.S. government, commissions, federal courts, law firms and scholarly communities, and has been a member of several task forces charged with reviewing key issues related to homeland security. 
Dr. Ansary gave several presentations and speeches on various issues within his practice area, and authored or co-authored several congressional reports, published articles, and papers on the law and/or practice of foreign jurisdictions, national security law and policy, anti-terrorism legislation, human rights, and Islamic law and legal systems in national and international journals and newspapers. His work has influenced countries’ legislation, executive policy, and judicial decisions. Dr. Ansary’s expertise lies in the fields of: national security law and policy, anti-terrorism legislations, human rights law, international law, and Islamic law and legal systems. He currently serves as a Senior Fellow at the Homeland Security Policy Institute (HSPI) of George Washington University, and a Senior Research Fellow at the Arabian Peninsula & Gulf Studies Program (APAG) of the University of Virginia.

--Defining International Terrorism in Light of Liberation Movements  By Innocent Maja
Innocent Maja is the Senior Partner of a Zimbabwean law firm styled Maja and Associates Legal Practitioners. He is also the Executive Director of Centre for Minority Rights and Development, a Legal Director of the Anti-Piracy Organization of Zimbabwe and sits on various Boards as a Trustee including the Centre for Human Rights and Development Swaziland, Domboshawa Theological College Trust, Glory Givers International, The Mozambiquan Community in Zimbabwe Trust and the Shiloah Zimbabwe Trust. He holds a Bachelor of Laws Honors Degree from the University of Zimbabwe and a Master of Laws in Human Rights and Democratization in Africa from the University of Pretoria and is currently pursuing an LLD. He is also a Lecturer in the Private Law Department of the University of Zimbabwe’s Faculty of Law.

--A New Guide to Legal Research in Mali By Servaas Feiertag
Mr Servaas Feiertag works as senior project manager and legal consultant for the Center for International Legal Cooperation which is based in the Netherlands. He received his Master of Law degree from the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands and studied French law at the University of Grenoble, France. He has extensive experience in the management, design, implementation and evaluation of legal reform programs in Sub Sahara Africa and South East Asia. He specializes in the institutional strengthening of civil society and the development of paralegal services, and is co-author of the manual for the training of paralegals in Mali (2006). He works on a regular basis in Mali with both the government and civil society organizations in legal reform programs. In 2006, he was part of the team of international experts that evaluated the legal reform program of the judiciary PRODEJ at midterm. He also assists the national board, or Cadre National de Pilotage du Curriculum National
 du Parajuriste au Mali, to develop the national training program for paralegals and legal aid services.

--UPDATE: International Sports Law by Amy Burchfield

Amy Burchfield is the Access and Faculty Services Librarian at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Library. She previously worked as the International and Foreign Law Reference Librarian at the John Wolff International & Comparative Law Library at the Georgetown University Law Center. Ms. Burchfield earned her JD from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and an MLIS and MA in German translation from Kent State University. She is the author of International Criminal Courts for the Former Yugoslavia, Rwanda and Sierra Leone: A Guide to Online and Print Resources.

--UPDATE: Doing Legal Research in Brazil by Edilenice Passos
Edilenice Passos is a fully trained librarian. She earned her Master's Degree in 1992. She currently works at the Secretariat of Information and Documentation, of the Brazilian Federal Senate. Edilenice has written five books and published several articles. In addition to her regular duties, she is the Infolegis discussion list moderator. This list connects librarians, lawyers, and other professionals in order to share legal information. Mrs. Passos is also responsible for a site on the web, developed to help Brazilian Law librarians find foreign legislation, as well as to help people from other countries find information on Brazilian legislation.

--UPDATE: A Guide to the Singapore Legal System and Legal Research  by Tzi Yong Sam Sim
July 2008 Update by Tzi Yong Sam Sim;  September/October 2007 update by Arundhati Ashok Satkalmi
Tzi Yong 'Sam' Sim is a graduate of the National University of Singapore (LLB). He holds BA, MA from Cambridge University, and LLM (2007) from the New York University School of Law. 
Arundhati Ashok Satkalmi is the Senior Reference and Documents Research Librarian at the Rittenberg Law Library of St. John’s University School of Law. Prior to joining St. John’s in 1991, Aru worked as the Senior Information Specialist in the corporate headquarters of the Exxon Corporation in New York. In addition to the Masters in Library Science from St. John’s University, she holds Masters in Government and Politics where she specialized in International Law. She wrote a thesis titled International Convention for the Control and Management of Ship’s Ballast Water and Sediments of 2004: An Analysis of Logical and Practical Aspects. She also holds a Master of Science degree in Geology from Poona University. She has presented the topic of International Marine Environmental law to the Indian Society of International Law and American Association of Law Librarians. She has published for Globalex Researching International Marine Environmental Law.

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