Kristina J. Alayan

Foreign & International Law Reference Librarian
Lecturing Fellow

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    Room: 3205
    Phone: 919-613-7118
    210 Science Drive
    Box 90361
    Durham, NC 27708-0361

Kristina Alayan is the Foreign & International Law Reference Librarian at the Goodson Law Library. She joined the Goodson Law Library in August 2010. She received her J.D. from the University of Oregon School of Law in 2009 and her Master of Library and Information Science with a Certificate in Law Librarianship at the University of Washington in 2010. She graduated from Swarthmore College with a B.A. in German. Ms. Alayan is fluent in both German and French, and proficient in several other languages. Before coming to the Goodson Law Library, she worked at numerous academic libraries, most recently at the Marian Gould Gallagher Law Library at the University of Washington.

Ms. Alayan teaches Research Methods in International, Foreign and Comparative Law, and co-teaches Legal Analysis, Research and Writing to first year law students, as well as to international LL.M. students. She is active in the American Association of Law Libraries, and the International Association of Law Libraries.  She has served on several AALL committees, including the Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals Special Committee, and co-chair of the FCIL Schaffer Grant for Foreign Librarians.  She is currently serving a three-year term on the IALL Board of Directors.  Her areas of research interest include foreign and international law – particularly human rights and the intersection of domestic and international law.