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

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AI in CI

How can AI products be used to enhance the competitive intelligence process. Panel discussion featuring librarians using these products in the CI process.

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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 »

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Regulatory research in foreign countries

Regulation has rapidly become a significant source of law in civil law countries as well as common law countries. When tasked to locate, research, or teach about foreign regulations, what are the most important factors to keep in mind? What are the steps you should take to figure out the big picture first? Are there any assumptions or traps that you should deliberately avoid as a US educated legal researcher? Are there ...more »

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Locked Up: DA Data and Mass Incarceration

It's not private prisons, mandatory minimums, or marijuana possession that drives mass incarceration. It's DAs charging felonies for things they used to consider misdemeanors. And there's virtually no data coming from their offices about these charging decisions. How can librarians and government information professionals address this lack of public knowledge and use the information to keep moire people out of prison? ...more »

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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.

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Trademark Research

Can we have a session that covers:

pitfalls of trademark research

how to research a trademark for a logo

difference between block marks, design marks and stylized marks and how to search them

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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.

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Essential Skills for Business Intelligence Professionals

If you are transitioning to a new BI/CI role this program will help you identify essential skills, tools and techniques to become a successful business intelligence professional. You will learn about corporate research databases, business financials and terminology, data visualization products, statistics and more. Don't worry: if you have intellectual curiosity your skill development will come naturally.

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Don't Disparage Me: The Lanham Act after the Slants Decision

Last year the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office stating section 2(a) of the Lanham Act, the section prohibiting trademarks that insult any group, was unconstitutional. The ruling came in a case that involved an Asian American rock group called the Slants, which tried to register the band’s name in 2011. The band was turned down by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office because of a law ...more »

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