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Cross Border Research

The globalization of legal information has been rapidly breaking down borders for at least a decade and it is becoming increasingly important to have the skills necessary to locate, digest, and deliver this information to our patrons. What resources are available to locate this information, how do we learn to use them, and how do we obtain them?

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The Rise of Animal Law as an Academic Discipline

Animal law is a growing area of practice and academic interest. This program would look at the rise of this as a spciality with a view towards enabling academic librarians to proved better service to students or faculty. It would also benefit other librarians interested in or serving patrons with animal law issues.

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Is Filing Fee Revenue an Equitable Way to Fund Libraries?

I'd be interested in an economist or public policy expert addressing the ways court filing fees impact various citizens. Can a good case be made that income from court filing fees (for libraries or public defenders, or anything else for that mater) makes good policy sense. While this is particularly pertinent to government law libraries, law students and others should be aware of the significant cost various filing ...more »

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Privacy & Permissions

What can we and should we be doing when using public records to research individuals? How can I use social media in my research? Is using social media ethical? What about all of the permissions questions I have to answer when I used a public records database? They are confusing! Do these questions resonate with you? Let's talk about these issues and what we can do and should do when using public records and social ...more »

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Animals and the Law

Human and non-human animals have a long and complex relationship, especially in terms of the law. Animals are involved in our lives in many different areas, and thus are impacted by many different areas of the law. We relate to animals as friends and food, as property and co-workers. Let's explore this fascinating field in both historical and future context.

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SSRN, Elsevier, and Open Source Access

It will have been over a year since Elsevier bought SSRN by the 2017 conference. What's happened with SSRN during that time, and what can we expect to happen next? Are there true open source substitutes we should consider using? Are download counts now a thing of the past?

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The Librarian as Private Investigator

Librarians are asked to provide information outside the normal book / database area. Where can the librarian go to acquire information on a person, his/her background, assets, social media information, etc.?

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Litigation Analytics

What are the latest trends in litigation analytics? How are law firms using the data gleaned from these tools? How are librarians/analysts involving these analytics in their work? Patent litigation analytics have been ahead f the curve- what is new in other practice areas? What are some tips and tricks in maximizing the value of these tools?

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Patent data & machine learning-the targeted marketing initiative

We will share a complex patent analytics project designed to identify high-value marketing targets for patent prosecution services. We began with an attorney's idea involving the Deloitte Fast 500 List and turned the idea into a hypothesis that we tested by building a database, observing patterns and utilizing machine learning to make predictions. Our goal was to make observations about the patenting patterns of members ...more »

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What is Empirical Legal Research and Why Should We Care?

The application of social scientific research techniques to issues in legal scholarship and legal practice is on the rise. This session introduces the concept of empirical legal research, discusses how it differs from traditional forms of legal scholarship and research, and considers strategies for how law librarians can (and should) get more involved with data science.

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Supporting Empirical Legal Research: Promise and Pitfalls

How can law libraries support the empirical research needs of academic and professional clients, particularly when libraries might lack the appropriate resources and/or personnel capable of handling data science requests? This session surveys different organizational workflows for supporting empirical legal research and discusses strategies for providing efficient, effective, and accurate data services to library patrons. ...more »

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Internal Assessment and Peer Benchmarking in Academic Law Libs.

What do we do with the data we gather? We collect and have access to ABA data, USNWR data, ACRL data, ARL data, IPEDS, and now ALLStAR. But what comes next? How do we use that data to help us advocate? How do we use it to help us evaluate? How do we use it to help us improve? In a half-day, hands-on, BYOD (bring your own device) workshop, participants will work with existing data for their institution and others to learn ...more »

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