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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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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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 »

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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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Investment Vehicles: How Librarians Can Make a Million Dollars

This program would go over the basics of pooled investment vehicles and how they operate. A private equity firm, a hedge fund, and a mutual fund would all be presented. The presentation would include overviews of how these companies work, how to research them, and how to support these practices.

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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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Religious Arbitration: Research Antidote to Islamophobia?

Religious arbitration data and researching Islamic law and other religious law: Is religious arbitration a vehicle for privatization of law and diminution of rights or a forum for shared values and diversity of legal systems? This panel would examine online projects and compare tools for searching Islamic law or Talmudic responsa in Jewish law as well as canon law methodology. Does this provide transparency and a model ...more »

Submitted by (@marylinjohnsonraisch)

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Publishing a University Press Book

This session would bring together law librarians who have (or a law librarian who has) written or are in the process of writing a university press book in order to demystify the process, share ideas on the important book proposal process, and discuss how law librarians can use their expertise to assist patrons in developing proposal and marketing plans. A speaker or panelists will outline the process and share their personal ...more »

Submitted by (@kurt.metzmeier)

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Mine is Better than Yours

A program with librarians showing the databases they favor when conducting specialized research in an area like securities research or IP. The librarians can discuss what they like about that database, what it is especially good at, what it doesn't provide, and why it was chosen over the resource chosen by other libraries/librarians. A sort of duel of the databases.

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Knowledge transfers - strategies to get from tacit to explicit

We all have been in the room with someone who has a wealth of information but it's all in their head and not on paper. How can we make this organizational knowledge available to others? What works and what doesn't? This program will explore how to design successful after action reviews, in-house trainings, practice group sessions etc.

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How to trial analytics toos

We all know how to trial a research database, but what are the best practices/ checklists for testing legal analytics tools.

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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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