Looks like the University Jean Moulin and the Bar Association of Lyon’s conference on law and narrative cinema is turning into an annual event. The 2nd annual meeting was held in late March in Lyon. In addition to panels, the conference also screened films. Participants included screenwriters, directors, attorneys, professors, and administrative judges.
The Droit Adminsitratif blog publishes every two month a very handy compilation of new French language titles called “Revue bibliographique.” The revue includes cover images, summaries, and table of contents. Book includes various legal topics, not just administrative law. Highly recommended for collection management and acquisition librarians. The blog also has an interesting “droit et cinema” category.
Prof. Pierre-Yves Gautier’s book chapter ” The Influence of Scholarly Writing Upon the Courts in Europe” includes this curious endnote:
“It is the author’s understanding that in some of the major law firms in France partners prohibit junior solicitors from doing research mostly on the internet or databases. Research must always start on paper.”
See Pierre -Yves Gautier. The Influence of Scholarly Writing Upon the Courts in Europe in Mary Hiscock and William van Canegem (eds.). The Internationalisation of Law: Legislating , Decision-Making, Practice and Education. Edward Elgar, 2010. page 210.
Perhaps some of our readers in France or those with experience in Parisian firms could confirm this. If true, I wonder if cost or research methodology is the primary motivation for restricting online resources?
The French Ministry of Higher Education and Research has posted a handful of thematic legal guides on their EducNet site. Guides are able for copyright, protection of children online, cultural property, privacy, human rights, and regulation of teachers and professors. All information is available only in French.
CPJ’s 2010 “Impunity Index” spotlights countries where journalists are killed and their murderers remain free — “having a broader effect on society as a whole, effectively choking off the flow of news and information.”