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--The Indonesian Legal System and Legal Research by Alamo D. Laiman, Ronald Lengkong, Sigit Ardiyanto, Dewi Savitri Reni http://www.nyulawglobal.org/globalex/Indonesia.htm

Alamo D. Laiman completed his first law degree from Parahyangan Catholic University in 2003. He obtained an LL.M. in Corporations Law from New York University School of Law in 2009 as one of the Hauser Global Scholars. Alamo is admitted in all courts in Indonesia and has previously worked for Baker & McKenzie Indonesia, Christian Teo & Associates Law Offices and a private equity fund based in South East Asia. 
 
Ronald Lengkong is currently a Legal assistant at the Law Offices of Barry Silberzweig, P.C. in New York City. He obtained a B.A. in Philosophy from Driyarkara Institute of Philosophy (Indonesia) in 1996; an LL.B. from University of Indonesia in 2003; an LL.M. from New York University School of Law as Hauser Global Scholar in 2005 and another LL.M. from National University of Singapore in 2006. 
 
Sigit Ardiyanto is a senior associate lawyer at DNC Law Firm, Indonesia. He completed his first law degree from State University of Padjadjaran in 2003 and attended the Enterprise and Investment Lawyers Course held by IDLO in Rome, 2007. He obtained an LL.M. in Comparative Legal Thought from Cardozo School of Law, New York, in 2009 as a Dean’s Merit Scholar. His law articles have been published in local and international journals and media. 
 
Dewi Savitri Reni received her LL.M in intellectual property at the University of California, Berkeley. She is a Fulbright Scholar and a member of the New York Bar. She currently works at Soewito Suhardiman Eddymurthy Kardono. 


-UPDATE: Researching Cameroonian Law by Charles Manga Fombad http://www.nyulawglobal.org/Globalex/Cameroon1.htm
 
Charles Manga Fombad is a Professor of law in the Department of Law, University of Botswana. He holds a Licence en Droit (University of Yaounde), LL.M. and Ph. D. (University of London) and a Diploma in Conflict Resolution (University of Uppsala). He was, from 2003-2006, Professor Honorarius of the Department of Jurisprudence, School of Law, University of South Africa. Professor Fombad is the author of 7 books and has published more than 50 articles in international refereed journals, more than a dozen book chapters as well as numerous other publications and conference papers. In 2003, Professor Fombad received the Bobbert Association Prize for the best first article in the Journal for Juridical Science. He was also awarded the Wedderburn Prize in 2003 for a paper that appeared in the “Modern Law Review.” For three years, 2004, 2005 and 2007, Professor Fombad received the special commendation award from the University of Botswana Research Awards Committee as runner up on eac
h occasion to the University Researcher of the Year. He is a member of the editorial board of several international journals. He is presently the founding Editor-in-Chief of the “University of Botswana Law Journal” and Consultant Editor of the “BIAC Journal of Business, Management and Training.” Professor Fombad teaches several courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate level. His research interests are in legal history, torts, media law, constitutional law, and international law.

-UPDATE: An Introduction to the Czech Legal System and Legal Resources Online by Michal Bobek http://www.nyulawglobal.org/globalex/Czech_Republic1.htm 

Michal Bobek is a Ph.D. researcher at the European University Institute, Department of Law, Florence. In 2005 – 2009, he served as a legal assistant (law clerk) to the Chief Justice, Supreme Administrative Court of the Czech Republic; in 2008 – 2009, he was also the Head of the Documentation and Analytical Department of the Supreme Administrative Court. He hold a B.A. (international studies, Charles University); M.A. (international relations, Charles University); M.A. (law, Charles University), Diploma (University of Cambridge); M. Jur. (University of Oxford and was a Jenkins Scholar and Visegrad Fellow); M. Res. (European University Institute). His further studies were at l´Institut d´etudes européennes, Université libre de Bruxelles (Erasmus/Socrates) and T.C. Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland, Australia (Sasakawa Fellow). He was President of the Czech Society for European and Comparative Law, and co-founder and blogger at Jiné Právo. 

-UPDATE: The Basic Structure of the Ecuadorian Legal System and Legal Research by Maria Dolores Miño http://www.nyulawglobal.org/globalex/Ecuador1.htm 
 
Maria Dolores Miño has a Law Degree from Universidad San Francisco de Quito, with Minors in International Affairs and International Human Rights Law. She has worked as a junior attorney at the Office of the Special Rapporteur of Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), and as an assistant to the Ambassador of Ecuador before the OAS. Currently, she works as Chief of Staff to the Vice minister of the National Secretariat for Migration- SENAMI- in Ecuador. She will start her L.L.M in Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at the American University’s Washington College of Law in January 2010. Ms. Miño has previously collaborated with this publication in September, 2007 with the article “The Basic Structure of the Ecuadorian Legal System and Legal Research”. 
 
-UPDATE: Researching French Law by Stéphane Cottin and Jérôme Rabenou http://www.nyulawglobal.org/globalex/France1.htm 

Stéphane Cottin is special envoy of the Secretary General of the French government. Formerly, he was the creator of the documentation office, then of the website of the Constitutional Council of France. He teaches legal research at the Institut d'études politiques de Paris (Sciences-Po) and to professionals with the Association of French Documentation Specialists (ADBS). He received an LL.M from Lille II University,  a master's degree in Public Law, and a master in Library Science from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques of Paris (Sciences Po Paris). He has published several articles in French and in English in law reviews, and several books, including a guide, in French, 'Petit guide d'accès à l'information juridique française'. 

Jérôme Rabenou has been the internet master of the Constitutional Council of France for ten years. He now works for the Prime minister’s department: ANSSI, Agence Nationale de la Sécurité des Systèmes d'Information (FNISA, French Network and Information Security Agency). He created the first French legal newsgroup (news: fr.misc.droit), website, and mailing-list. He received an LL.M in business law from the University Paris-XIII. 

More articles on international, comparative, and foreign law research at: http://www.nyulawglobal.org/globalex/index.html
Mirela Roznovschi
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