Foreign & International Law Librarian
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.L.S., University of Texas at Austin
B.A., Universidad de Navarra, Spain
Marisol Floren-Romero is responsible for the development of the international, comparative and foreign law collection for the Florida International University College of Law Library and provides reference assistance to students and faculty of the College of Law.
Dr. Floren-Romero comes to FIU from the Dominican Republic where she worked for the past seven years in judicial reform projects. She worked under the Supreme Court of Justice of the Dominican Republic and the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) in the reform of the property rights system of the Dominican Republic; and earlier as Deputy Director in the reform of the criminal courts system of the city of Santo Domingo under the National Center for States Courts and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). She previously served as an information specialist for the law firm Pellerano & Herrera, developing a bibliographic and full text database of Dominican legal materials, including the laws and decisions of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Dominican Republic.
She also worked compiling a national bibliography of the Dominican Republic covering the years from 1844-1986; co-author of Bibliografia del Derecho Dominicano, 1844-1998 (AHHB, 1999); and reviewer of Latin American legal publications for Gaceta Judicial.
Dr. Floren-Romero received her B.A. in History summa cum laude from the University of Navarra, in Pamplona, Spain; a M.L.S. with a minor in Latin American Librarianship from the University of Texas at Austin; and a Ph.D. in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She earned Fullbright and Organization of American States (OAS) scholarships to pursue her graduate education in the United States. She has lived in Colombia, Spain, the Dominican Republic and the United States.
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