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-Guide on Researching Chinese Mass Media Law by Xiaomeng Zhang
Xiaomeng Zhang is a Reference Librarian at the University of Michigan Law Library. She received a B.A. in Philosophy and a Chinese Law Certificate from Nanjing University, China and a M.A. in Philosophy from Tulane University. She attended the University of Kansas Law School earning her J.D. with a certificate in International Trade and Finance Law in 2006. She also received a M.S.I from the University of Michigan, School of Information in 2009. As a reference librarian and supervisor of the reference desk, she provides reference, research and bibliographic instruction services in all areas of law and for all jurisdictions. She also participates in collection development and other activities including creating research guides, online tutorials and content for Library web page.

-An Overview of Iranian Legal System and Research by Maliheh Zare
Maliheh Zare holds a LL.M.(2012) from NYU School of Law as an Arthur T. Vanderbilt Scholar (A.H. Amirsaleh Scholar). She is a Ph.D. Candidate in Private and Islamic Law at the University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran. Maliheh passed the New York State Bar Examination and had been Admitted to the Iranian Central Bar Association (December 2008).

-Research Guide on Legal System and Research of Maldives by Mohamed Ibrahim and Md. Ershadul Karim
Mohamed Ibrahim is an Advocate at the Supreme Court of Maldives, obtained BA, LLB degrees in Pakistan and secured an LLM degree in the United Kingdom. Md. Ershadul Karim  is a non-practicing lawyer of Bangladesh Supreme Court and the Editor of Chancery Law Chronicles, the first ever-Online Database of Bangladesh Laws and currently a Doctoral Candidate in Nanotechnology Law and Policy in the University of Malaya, Malaysia.

-UPDATE: Researching the Legal Aspects of Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Australia, Canada, United Kingdom and the European Union By Colin Fong
Colin Fong is a part time lecturer at the University of New South Wales and University of Western Sydney, in their law schools and has also taught at the law schools of the University of Sydney, University of Technology, the University of Notre Dame Australia and Macquarie University Department of Accounting & Corporate Governance. Colin worked as a librarian with the Australian School of Taxation (Atax), and with a large Sydney law firm. He has written extensively on legal and taxation research.

-UPDATE: Researching the United Nations: Finding the Organization's Internal Resource Trails by Linda Tashbook
Linda Tashbook is the Foreign International Comparative Law Librarian at the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Law's Barco Law Library, a Fulbright Senior Specialist, and an attorney in private practice.  Prior to becoming the foreign and international librarian, she was the Barco Law Library's Electronic Services Librarian.  Before law school, she worked as a public librarian. Her Juris Doctor and Master of Library Science degrees are from the University of Pittsburgh.  Her Bachelor of Science degree is from Texas Woman's University.

-UPDATE: Comparative Criminal Procedure:  A Select Bibliography by Lyonette Louis-Jacques
Lyonette Louis-Jacques is Foreign and International Law Librarian and Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago D'Angelo Law Library. Lyo received her B.A. degree and her J.D. from the University of Chicago, and her library science degree from the University of Michigan.  Lyo was the Foreign and International Legal Reference Librarian at the University of Minnesota Law Library from 1986-1992 prior to her current position at the University of Chicago Law School. Lyo is author of the Comparative Criminal Procedure LibGuide.

-UPDATE: Comparative Law by Paul Norman; Update by Hester Swift
Paul Norman was senior reference librarian at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London, from 1970 to 2006. He has contributed chapters to the Manual of Law Librarianship (1976 and 1987), Dane & Thomas: How to use a Law Library (2001) and occasional articles in Legal Information Management and its predecessor the Law Librarian.
 Hester Swift is a Foreign and International Law Librarian at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies from London, United Kingdom.

-UPDATE: Current Constitutional Developments in Latin America by Dante Figueroa & Jonathan Arendt
 Dante Figueroa is a Senior Legal Information Analyst at the Law Library of Congress and an Adjunct Professor at the Georgetown University Law Center.  He is a member of the Chilean Bar, the New York Bar, and the Washington, D.C. Bar. He holds LLM degrees from the University of Chile and American University’s Washington College of Law.  He has authored two books and several law review articles. His publications are available online, at  Jonathan Arendt obtained his JD from the Adolfo Ibáñez University School of Law, Chile, and has a LL.M. degree in International Legal Studies from American University’s Washington College of Law. In Washington D.C., he interned at the Inter-American Development Bank, in the Office of the Case Officer of the Sanctions System, and also worked as Dean’s Fellow of Professor Claudio Grossman at American University’s Washington College of Law.

-UPDATE: Finding the Law in Bermuda by Karen Skiffington
 Karen Skiffington has been a Law Librarian since 1986 in Bermuda. In addition to her career at Cox Hallett Wilkinson, she founded Bermuda Law Reports Ltd in 2002 which is now operated by Justis Publishing Ltd in the UK.

-UPDATE: The Gabonese Legal System and Legal Research by Ernest Folefack; Update by Jean-Pierre Bozec
 Jean-Pierre Bozec is the founder and Managing Partner of PROJECT LAWYERS, an independent law firm he launched in Gabon in 2011 after being during 8 consecutive years the founder and managing partner of a Big Four law firm in Gabon and other positions in France. He is a registered legal advisor in Gabon and also attorney at law in France (Paris Bar). Jean-Pierre has wide experience of projects and project financing in West and Central Africa. In 18 years of practice throughout Africa, he has developed a strong expertise in State contracts and legal and tax structuring of projects and project financings, notably for utilities, infrastructures, mines and oil & gas projects. Jean-Pierre BOZEC expertise have been has been consistently recognised has been consistently recognised by “Chambers Global, the World’s Leading Lawyers”, the International Who’s Who of Energy Lawyers 2013, the International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers 2014 and also now by 2013 IFLR 1000 for Energy and Infrastructure in Sub-Saharan Africa. While established in January 2011, Project Lawyers has been consistently appointed as the Business Law Firm of the Year in Gabon by Corporate INTL, again in 2013, as well as Gabon law business firm by Global Experts 2013, ACQ5 Global Awards 2013, IFLR 1000 Energy and Infrastructure Sub-Saharan Africa 2013 and others.
 Ernest Folefack holds an LL.B from the University of Yaounde (Cameroon), a maîtrise in Public Law and Political Science and a DEA in Public Law (majoring in Health Law) from the University of Bordeaux I, and a Doctorate in Law (with thesis in International Law) from the University Montesquieu Bordeaux IV, France. Since 2000 he has been a Teacher-cum-Researcher in the University of Dschang, Cameroon.

-UPDATE: Luxembourg – Description of the Legal System and Legal Research by Nicolas Henckes
After starting his career as an M&A attorney with Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP in Paris, Nicolas Henckes returned to Luxembourg where he became the Personal assistant to the Governor of the Luxembourg Central Bank. Since September 2005, he has managed the Association momentanée Imprimerie Centrale with regard to the public market of the Luxembourg Official Journal (Mémorial). On this basis, he created Legitech in early 2006 for the same shareholders. Nicolas graduated from HEC Paris, before obtaining a graduate degree (D.E.S.S.) in Business Law from the University Paris XI Law School. He also obtained the CEMS MIM awarded by the European leading business schools.  Special thanks to Félix Mgbekonye, lawyer at Legitech for his collaboration on the first version of this article.

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