Claire M. Germain
Associate Dean for Legal Information
Clarence J. TeSelle Professor of Law
Box #117628 Gainesville, FL 32611
Professor Germain received the Chevalier (Knight), French Legion of Honor in 2007, for her work in bridging the U.S. and French legal cultures. She is Professor Emerita, Cornell Law School. From 2009-15, she served as Chair, Section on Law Libraries, International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA), and in 2006-07, as President, American Association of Law Libraries. She has been a consultant to various organizations, including the International Criminal Court, The Hague, The Netherlands; the International Criminal Court for Rwanda, Arusha, Tanzania; and the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico. She was an invited participant, Access to Foreign Law Project, Joint Conference of European Commission and the Hague Conference on Private International Law, Brussels, Belgium, in 2012. In 2013, she was elected to the International Academy of Comparative Law. She is fluent in French, English, and German.
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EducationM.L.L., University of Denver. Beta Phi Mu; M.C.L., Louisiana State University School of Law; Licence-en-Droit (LL.B), University of Paris XII; Licence- ès-Lettres, (German), cum laude, University of Paris III, Sorbonne Nouvelle.
Teaching and ScholarshipIntroduction to French Law; Introduction to European Union Law; Introduction to U.S. Law; Global Legal Research.
- University of Florida: Joined college in 2011 as Associate Dean for Legal Information; Clarence J. TeSelle Professor of Law, Frederic G. Levin College of Law
- Previous Academic Experience: Cornell Law School, Edward Cornell Law Librarian and Professor of Law, 1993-2011; Director, Dual Degree Programs, Paris & Berlin, 2002- 2011; Duke University School of Law Library, Associate Director, 1989-93; Assistant Librarian, 1977-1988.
- Professional Associations: American Association of Law Libraries; International Federation of Library Associations; American Association of Law Schools; American Bar Association.
- Professional Honors: Chevalier (Knight), French Legion of Honor. Professor Emerita, Cornell Law School. Chair, Section on Law Libraries, International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA); Consultant, International Criminal Court, The Hague, The Netherlands; International Criminal Court for Rwanda, Arusha, Tanzania; Supreme Court of Puerto Rico; Elected to International Academy of Comparative Law, 2013.
- “Reducing Babelism: CISG Translation Issues” in International Law Sales: A Global Challenge 51 (L. DiMatteo ed.) (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2014)
- “Digitizing the World’s Laws,” in International Handbook of Information Management 181 (Richard Danner and Jules Winterton, eds.) (Ashgate, 2011)
- “CISG: Translation Issues: Reducing Legal Babelism,” in Global Challenge of International Sales Law, (L. DiMatteo, ed.) (Cambridge U. Press, 2013)
- Worldwide Access to Foreign Law: International and National Developments Toward Digital Authentication, 9 Comparative Law Journal of the Pacific- Journal de Droit Comparé du Pacifique 185 (2013)
- The French Jury at a Crossroads, (with Valerie P. Hans), 74 Chicago-Kent Law Review 101 (2011)