Research & Analysis

Think about:  Knowledge of Law & Legal Systems  Subject Matter Expertise  Knowledge & Navigation of Information Sources  Critical Evaluation & Synthesis of Information  Ethical Use of Information

Research & Analysis

How to find almost anyone almost anywhere

A session on different tips and techniques for researching people. The session could cover everything from free online sources, to reports from sources like Accurint, to how to use social media platforms and geo tagging.

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Trump's Tweets: Can 140 characters be Presidential Records?

The passage of the Presidential Records Act sought to preserve the records of the President rather than let them be destroyed or lost. President Trump communicates with the American People more via his tweets than he does through any other means of communication. Can these be considered part of his Presidential Records? Media have discussed this issue, but a deep dive into the actual legislation, amendments, and subsequent ...more »

Submitted by (@dlheller)

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An Open Conversation About Algortihmic Accouontabiity

A program with representatives of legal database vendors to discuss what they have done and what they can do to improve algorithmic accountability. All of the vendors now know the law librarians are demanding more openness about how to search their databases: what factors are at play when we keyword search? Let librarians know what they need to know to teach search strategy and to make informed collection development ...more »

Submitted by (@susan.mart)

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Serial Set

For those interested in exploring the historical content in the Serial Set, a panel of government documents librarians will discuss what the Serial Set contains, where you can find it, and how to use it most effectively for research.

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The Maryland "Jew Bill" of 1826

After prolonged debate Maryland became one of the last states in which Jews had civil rights. The debate in many ways can be seen as a prequel to future debates over civil rights which are still taking place. This program could serve as the "local history" program for the Legal History and Rare Book SIS, and might also be of interest to the Jewish Librarians Caucus and the Social Responsibities SIS.

Submitted by (@aaronkuperman)

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Uses for Predictive Analytics

Panel (likely vendors or consultants -if law librarians cannot share) of how firms are using predictive analytics in their firms for things like case assessment, business development, competitive intelligence, drafting and litigation.

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advanced statutory research: unorthodox lawmaking and laws

learn more about the process of codification (possibly from presenters from the OLRC), types of statutes (super, notes, appropriations, omnibus), and particular problems and challenges for new students and law librarians.

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Navigating Copyright Ownership, CCC, and Permissions Depts.

Copyright has exceptions that let you make some uses without permission, but what if those exceptions don't help? This session will discuss finding copyright owners and how to work with authors, the Copyright Clearance Center, performing rights organizations, and publisher permissions departments to effectively obtain necessary clearances.

Submitted by (@bkeele)

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Brexit & the European Union

The latest updates on the Brexit process of Britain leaving the EU, with a discussion of impact on the legal sector, including likely impact on law firms and others with branches or business interests in the region. Provides information about resources to keep up to date with the latest changes & negotiations.

Submitted by (@erin.gow)

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The Robot Lawyer

Technology-fueled disruption has made its way into industries like healthcare, transportation, journalism and many more. At the center of this disruption is artificial intelligence ("AI"), which refers to a computer's ability to mimic "cognitive" functions such as "learning" and "problem solving" that are commonly associated with the human mind. Those familiar with the practice of law expect that AI will disrupt the ...more »

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Researching EU Legislation

This session will review the legislative process(es) at the EU, will show researchers how to find legislative materials at each stage of legislation as well as to find the materials related to already passed legislation. Will touch on national implementation. Will concentrate on freely accessible EUR-LEX databases.

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Crabs and the Law

There is a reason why they say that Maryland is for crabs--the history of the Chesapeake Bay is intertwined with that of blue crab. Maryland is a national leader in supplying blue crabs, with the Chesapeake Bay providing 50 percent of the total blue crab harvest in the United States. However, the overall population of blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay has declined significantly in recent years. This program will examine ...more »

Submitted by (@mwpodvia)

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