February 26, 2009 Library of Congress Seeks Nominations for Scholar to Deliver the Frederic R. and Molly S. Kellogg Biennial Lecture on International Jurisprudence
Inaugural Lecture to be Delivered on Oct. 30, 2009
Press Contact: Audrey Fischer (202) 707-0022
Public Contact: Leon Scioscia (202) 707-1496
The Library of Congress seeks nominations for a scholar to give the inaugural lecture for the Frederic R. and Molly S. Kellogg Biennial Lecture on International Jurisprudence at the Library of Congress. The lecture, to be held at the Library of Congress, is planned for Oct. 30, 2009. The guest lecturer will be chosen from among the most distinguished contributors to the tradition of international jurisprudence as evidenced by writings, reputation, and broad and continuing influence on the contemporary literature in the field, or, in exceptional cases, prospective influence on the literature. Nominations and/or applications will be accepted through April 1, 2009. Specific instructions can be found online at www.loc.gov/law/. The lecturer, who will receive an honorarium, will be chosen by the Librarian of Congress from a group of three candidates recommended by a three-person selection committee consisting of the Acting Law Librarian of Congress; Mark Medish, visiting scholar and senior advisor at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; and a third person to be designated by the Librarian of Congress. Founded in 1800, the Library of Congress is the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution. The Library seeks to spark imagination and creativity and to further human understanding and wisdom by providing access to knowledge through its magnificent collections, programs and exhibitions. Many of the Library’s rich resources can be accessed through its Web site at www.loc.gov and via interactive exhibitions on a new, personalized Web site at myLOC.gov. Founded in 1832, the mission of the Law Library is to make its resources available to members of Congress, the Supreme Court, other branches of the U.S. Government and the global legal community, and to sustain and preserve a universal collection of law for future generations. With more than 2.6 million volumes, the Law Library contains the world’s largest collection of law books and other resources from all countries and provides online databases and guides to legal information worldwide through its Web site at www.loc.gov/law/.