The Cornell Center for Documentation on American law will be dedicated and a commemorative plaque will be officially inveiled in Paris on July 17, 2007, as part of a groundbreaking judicial conference that will be taking place between the chief justices of European countries and the United States.
The new Center, which will be housed in the ancient premises of the Cour de cassation in the Palais de Justice in Paris, will include a 13,000-volume collection of law books from Cornell Law School's Law Library as well as special training and instruction from Law School librarians. The establishment of the Center will be featured as a concrete step toward fulfilling the justices' aspirational goals of cross-cultural exchange and cooperation.
In attendance at this ceremony will be Stewart J. Schwab, the Allan R. Tessler Dean and Professor of Law; Clair Germain, the Edward Cornell Law Librarian and Professor of Law at Cornell Law School; with Chief Justice Roberts and other members of the U.S. Supreme Court. The conference of justices will be chaired by Lord Phillips, the English Lord Chief Justice, and will also be attended by the chief justices of the European Union countries.