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consultant , Law educator , Law librarian

Igor Ivar Kavass, Australian law educator, law librarian, consultant. Bar: High Court Australia, Supreme Court Victoria (Australia), Supreme Court South Australia.


Kavass, Igor Ivar was born on July 31, 1932 in Riga, Latvia. Son of Nicholas and Iraida (Kushnarev) Kavass.


Bachelor of Laws with honors, University Melbourne, Australia, 1955.


Private practice, Melbourne, Australia, 1956-1959. Senior lecturer law University Adelaide, Australia, 1959-1966, University Melbourne, 1959-1966. Visiting professor law University Alabama, 1966-1967, professor law, director Law Library., 1968-1970.

Associate professor law Monash University, Melbourne, 1967-1968. Professor, law library Northwestern University, Chicago, 1970-1972, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, 1972-1975. Professor, director Legal Information Center Vanderbilt University, Nashville, from 1975.

Visiting professor Free University Berlin, 1975, University San Diego, 1987. Fulbright lecturer University Los Andes, 1986, 88. Editorial consultant William S. Hein & Company, Buffalo.

Consultant legal research and information.


  • Bar: High Court Australia, Supreme Court Victoria (Australia), Supreme Court South Australia.


  • Other Work

    • Author numerous books including (with Michael Blake and Howard Hood) United States Legislation on Foreign Relations and International Commerce, 1789-1979, 5 vols., 1977, 78, 84 (American Society International Law certified merit 1979), (with B.A. Christensen) A Guide to North Carolina Legal Research, 1973, (with Adolf Sprudzs) A Guide to the United States Treaties in Force, annually since 1982, Soviet Law in English, 1987, UST Index Service., 1776-1988.

      Contributor articles to professional publications. Editor books including: International Military Law and History Reprint Series, since 1972.


Member American Arbitration Association, American Association Advancement Slavic Studies, American Association Law Libraries, American Society International Law, Association American Law Schools, British Institute International and Comparative Law, International Association Law Libraries (president 1976-1983), Society Public Teachers Law (United Kingdom), Institute for International Legal Information (chairman, editor International Journal of Legal Information).


Married Carmen Boada. Children: Sybila, Ariane, Lara, Veronica, Nicholas.

Nicholas Kavass

Iraida (Kushnarev) Kavass

Carmen Boada

Sybila Kavass

Ariane Kavass

Lara Kavass

Veronica Kavass

Nicholas Kavass