Sunday, March 16, 2014

Interview With Law Library of Congress Foreign Law Intern Ozlem Aydin Sakrak

In Custodia Legis, the blog of the Law Library of Congress in Washington, has been running an interview series featuring members of the library staff. The series started in late October 2010.

There are more than 100 posts in the series.

The most recent interview is with Ozlem Aydin Sakrak, a Foreign Law Intern originally from Ankara, Turkey:
"Why did you want to work at the Law Library of Congress?"
It is definitely an honor for me to work in such a prestigious institution that has the world’s largest collection of law books and other legal resources from all countries and serves members of Congress, the Supreme Court, and the executive branch of the U.S. Government, as well as researchers, lawyers, and other members of the public. I can surely say that it is one the best places to work to improve research and writing skills and understand different legal systems. Moreover, interning at the Law Library of Congress provides me with an opportunity to contribute to Turkish law research, improve the Turkish law collection, and make my country’s laws more understandable, while at the same time learning form legal specialists from different jurisdictions."

"What is the most interesting fact you have learned about the Law Library of Congress?
I was fascinated by the collections that the Library of Congress possesses. I was especially excited to see the significant Roman Law collection, which I believe is a privilege to see for a lawyer in his/her lifetime. The other interesting and exciting fact I discovered about the Law Library of Congress is that the Global Legal Research Center has a diverse group of foreign law specialists and provides global jurisdictional coverage for over 240 jurisdictions. It is a unique experience to work with such a group of experienced international lawyers. "
The Law Library of Congress is the world’s largest law library, with a collection of over 2.65 million volumes from all ages of history and virtually every jurisdiction in the world.

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