Yirkahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/People/DispForm.aspx?ID=70YirkaCarl YirkaLibrary Director EmeritusProfessor of Law<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/people/Yirka_Carl.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />JD, Indiana University (Bloomington), 1984MS, Case Western Reserve University, 1975BA, Columbia University, 1974802-831-1443<div>Professor Carl A. Yirka is the director of the Julien and Virginia Cornell Library at Vermont Law School, where he oversees more than 369,000 volumes. With a career spanning 36 years at six law libraries, he has witnessed the transformation of the law library from a book collection to a digital learning environment. He is interested in the future role of books in law schools, legal scholarship, and law libraries.</div><div><br>A career highlight for Professor Yirka was serving as the program director of the VLS-Petrozavodsk State University Law Faculty Legal Education Partnership. The Partnership combined the environmental expertise and resources of VLS with Petrozavodsk State University in Karelia, Russia. As program director, Yirka secured and administered two grants totaling $500,000 from the U.S. Agency for International Development/State Department to develop the Petrozavodsk legal clinic, distance-learning courses, and the environmental comparative law curriculum. The program also funded faculty exchanges between the two institutions. He was also a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Rijeka in Croatia, where he taught U.S. Constitutional Law.<br></div><div>At VLS, Professor Yirka teaches Advanced Legal Research and Comparative Law.He is also a f aculty fellow for the U.S.-China Partnership for Environmental Law at VLS and is a member of the board of the Vermont-Karelia Rule of Law Project. Among his other publications, his essay "The Yirka Question and Yirka's Answer" was published in Spectrum, the monthly magazine of American Association of Law Libraries. The article, which discusses priority setting in academic law libraries, won the 2008 Spectrum Article of the Year award. Professor Yirka graduated with a BA degree from Columbia University, a Masters in Library Science degree from Case Western Reserve University, and a JD degree from Indiana University.</div>GP0|#677f9549-ceda-46df-bd17-966553bb3b71;L0|#0677f9549-ceda-46df-bd17-966553bb3b71|Legal Research Instruction;GTSet|#d472df4a-bfc1-44e1-aba0-d9d3ce47ddf9;GP0|#50d3de20-7124-498c-9047-b00054cfb452;L0|#050d3de20-7124-498c-9047-b00054cfb452|Libraries and TechnologyGP0|#84094f35-8eaa-4481-b414-8bc4beec3f97;L0|#084094f35-8eaa-4481-b414-8bc4beec3f97|Faculty;GTSet|#f56df0fa-9bdb-4e22-abac-ddf5f696a71d;GPP|#d56ffc52-3a80-49e2-95fd-f49b2d4639a1

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The Yirka Question and Yirka's Answer: What Should Law Libraries Stop Doing in order to Address Higher Priority Initiatives?http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=143The Yirka Question and Yirka's Answer: What Should Law Libraries Stop Doing in order to Address Higher Priority Initiatives?<div class="ExternalClass3EDD468FDC364F6FB99C5547DB055F21"><p>​<em style="line-height:20px;color:#1a1a1a;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;">The Yirka Question and Yirka's Answer: What Should Law Libraries Stop Doing in order to Address Higher Priority Initiatives? American Association of Law Libraries Spectrum,</em><span style="line-height:20px;color:#1a1a1a;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;"> </span><span style="line-height:20px;color:#1a1a1a;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;">V. 12, Number 9, 28-31 (July 2008). Winner of the 2008 Spectrum Article of the Year award.</span><span style="line-height:20px;color:#1a1a1a;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;">​</span></p></div>143Publication
Computer Technology for the Benefit of the Rule of Law: Communication and Researchhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=144Computer Technology for the Benefit of the Rule of Law: Communication and Research<div class="ExternalClass67711470E69D46C2928FA52B44877513"><p>​<em style="line-height:20px;color:#1a1a1a;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;">Computer Technology for the Benefit of the Rule of Law: Communication and Research</em><span style="line-height:20px;color:#1a1a1a;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;">, 22</span><span style="line-height:20px;color:#1a1a1a;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;"> </span><span style="line-height:20px;color:#1a1a1a;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;text-decoration:underline;background-color:#ffffff;">Fordham Int'l L.J.</span><span style="line-height:20px;color:#1a1a1a;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;"> </span><span style="line-height:20px;color:#1a1a1a;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;">2112 (1999) (A Russian translation of this essay has been published by the University Press in Petrozavodsk and distributed to all legal clinics in Russia).</span><span style="line-height:20px;color:#1a1a1a;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;">​</span></p></div>144Publication
The Law Library of Congress as a National Law Libraryhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=145The Law Library of Congress as a National Law Library145Publication
Lawhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=142Law<div class="ExternalClass9E90E53B4C854E428265E6225710BFBC"><p>​<span style="color:#1a1a1a;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;line-height:18px;background-color:#ffffff;">"Law," in </span><em style="color:#1a1a1a;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;line-height:18px;background-color:#ffffff;">Selection of Library Materials in Applied and Interdisciplinary Fields</em><span style="color:#1a1a1a;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;line-height:18px;background-color:#ffffff;">(American Library Association 1987).</span>​</p></div>142Publication

 

 

Environmental Law Materials Library Workshophttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=134Environmental Law Materials Library Workshop<div class="ExternalClass4BDFBF8B0B724694A56136CE861DF3E2"><p>​<span style="line-height:20px;color:#1a1a1a;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;">Environmental Law Materials Library Workshop. Sun Yat-sen University Law School, Guangzhou, June  5, 2009.</span><span style="line-height:20px;color:#1a1a1a;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;">​</span></p></div>134Presentation
Environmental Law Materials Library Workshophttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=135Environmental Law Materials Library Workshop<div class="ExternalClassC80200F156F147648EEC7215898A6AA8"><p>​</p><ul style="margin-bottom:20px;margin-left:0px;list-style:none;color:#1a1a1a;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;line-height:18px;background-color:#ffffff;"><li style="margin:0px 0px 5px 25px;padding:0px;list-style-type:disc;">Environmental Law Materials Library Workshop. China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing, June 2, 2009.​</li></ul></div>135Presentation
Vermont Law School Sun Yat-sen University Partnership for Environmental Law - Lessons for Potential Law Library Cooperationhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=136Vermont Law School Sun Yat-sen University Partnership for Environmental Law - Lessons for Potential Law Library Cooperation<div class="ExternalClassD3815F723A5E4B37900349BECBCDAF47"><p>​<span style="line-height:20px;color:#1a1a1a;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;">"Vermont Law School Sun Yat-sen University Partnership for Environmental Law - Lessons for Potential Law Library Cooperation."  Plenary Session II: Collaboration Potential Between China and United States: China-United States Conference on Legal Information and Law Libraries,  May 30, 2009.</span></p></div>136Presentation
Croatia: the Nation and the Statehttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=137Croatia: the Nation and the State<div class="ExternalClass8FC259BBADFA4CB4AF985D202617B038"><p>​<span style="line-height:20px;color:#1a1a1a;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;">"Croatia: the Nation and the State."  ILEAD Program, Dartmouth College,  April 27, 2009.</span><span style="line-height:20px;color:#1a1a1a;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;">​</span></p></div>137Presentation
International and Comparative Law Methodology and Legal Research: An Introductionhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=138International and Comparative Law Methodology and Legal Research: An Introduction<div class="ExternalClass83D51B50048549428189D7CED2FC7A19"><p>​<span style="line-height:20px;color:#1a1a1a;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;">"International and Comparative Law Methodology and Legal Research: An Introduction."  Juris Master class, Sun Yat-sen University School of Law, Guangzhou, China,  December 11, 2008.</span></p></div>138Presentation
Law Methodology and Legal Research: a Brief Introductionhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=139Law Methodology and Legal Research: a Brief Introduction<div class="ExternalClass7E2CCF7F8DCB41E08B7EFAF9347D1D4F"><p>​<span style="line-height:20px;color:#1a1a1a;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;">"Law Methodology and Legal Research: a Brief Introduction." </span><em style="line-height:20px;color:#1a1a1a;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;"> Inaugural Conference of the China Society on Environmental Science Environmental Law Branch. </em><span style="line-height:20px;color:#1a1a1a;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;"> Beijing, China, December 7, 2008.</span><span style="line-height:20px;color:#1a1a1a;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;">​</span></p></div>139Presentation
International, Foreign and Comparative Law Methodology and Researchhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=140International, Foreign and Comparative Law Methodology and Research<div class="ExternalClassC2386302455E474F823DD924E1A4E31B"><p>​<span style="color:#1a1a1a;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;line-height:18px;background-color:#ffffff;">"International, Foreign and Comparative Law Methodology and Research."  2008 Environmental Law Teaching and Research Workshop.</span><em style="color:#1a1a1a;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;line-height:18px;background-color:#ffffff;"> </em><span style="color:#1a1a1a;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;line-height:18px;background-color:#ffffff;"> Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China,  June 14-15, 2008.</span></p></div>140Presentation
The Law Library Director: All About Relationshipshttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=141The Law Library Director: All About Relationships<div class="ExternalClass328D42DD4AEB49DEB0E10E25978B5631"><p>​<span style="line-height:20px;color:#1a1a1a;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;">"The Law Library Director: All About Relationships." 2008 Mid-Year Meeting: Workshop for Law Librarians,  Cleveland, Ohio,  June 4, 2008.</span><span style="line-height:20px;color:#1a1a1a;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;">​</span></p></div>141Presentation