Kristina J. Alayan
Head of Reference
Williams Room 204A
Kristina Alayan is the Head of Reference at the Williams Law Library and Adjunct Professor of Law at the Georgetown Law Center. Before coming to Georgetown, she was at Duke Law for five years as the Foreign and International Law Reference Librarian and Lecturing Fellow. At Duke, she taught legal research in the required J.D. and LL.M. legal research and writing courses, as well as teaching Research Methods in International, Foreign and Comparative Law, a required course in the International & Comparative Law J.D./LL.M. program. She has also contributed to the first law-related MOOC course offered through Duke with Professor Helfer (International Human Rights Law: Prospects and Challenges).
She earned her M.L.I.S. with a certificate in Law Librarianship from the University of Washington. She graduated from the University of Oregon School of Law with certificates in the International Law and Pro Bono programs. Her undergraduate degree is from Swarthmore College. She has served in various leadership positions at the local, national, and international levels including in the American Association of Law Libraries, the International Association of Law Libraries, and the American Society of International Law. She is also an active member of the Law Librarians Society of Washington, DC.
Her interests include information literacy and foreign and international law -- particularly human rights, the intersection of domestic and international law, and access to justice.
Publication List (2000–Present)
Forthcoming Works and Works in Progress
- Kristina Alayan, Evolution and the Specialist’s Dilemma: Legal Information and the Increasing Demand for Foreign, Comparative, and International Legal Research Skills, (working paper).