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Sentiment analysis in legal scholarship using R/Python

The digital humanities have been engaged in sentiment analysis for quite some time. However, there is little work being done in this area with legal bibliography. This session will cover the basic tools used for sentiment analysis, how to use them, and whether there was a statistically significant shift in legal scholarship following the 2008 financial crisis and the 2016 presidential election.

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After UELMA: Accessing and Protecting Free, Official Law Online

Now that UELMA has been adopted in a number of states, the law library community must consider what to do to protect and preserve free, official versions of law online. UELMA was designed to sidestep conflict over copyright of law and other issues with how states present official versions of the law online. However, with cases involving copyright of official legal texts, (State of Georgia v. Public.Resource.Org), and ...more »

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Making Google Scholar work for your institution

Google Scholar aggregates scholarly works, uses library links to make searches easier and quicker, widens exposure of scholarly output, generates metrics, and auto-populates new works. Concerns about its use and impact abound from overpopulation of scholarly works from scam publications to Google's ruthless shuttering of services (Reader, URL shortener, Plus, EU News, Fit, Hangouts). With Universities adopting/contracting ...more »

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Bankruptcy 101

Let's get a behind the scenes look at a bankruptcy filing from beginning to end. What are the major types of filings? What is included in a bankruptcy plan? What's a 363 asset sale? What does a trustee do? What's a Debtor-in-Possession? What is an adversary proceeding?

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From Chaos to Control

Innovative approaches and best practices that national Law Firms have established to streamline and manage some of the out-of-control daily tasks, duplication and expenses, associated with Docket alerts and tracks; including tracking clients, potential clients, current litigation and MDL cases, such as tobacco litigation, management of Pacer expenses, efiling, etc....

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How Codes are Made: Creating Laws in Civil Jurisdictions

Is there a difference between a code and a set of statutes? How does the process of codification differ between common law and civilian jurisdictions? What roles do legislatures and law reform bodies play? This panel will help librarians to understand the role that codes play in civilian and mixed jurisdictions and how and whether it differs from that of the "codes" that most of us would recognize as codified statutes. ...more »

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French, Spanish, African and Jewish influences in US Law

New Orleans and Louisiana in general with its rich city and legal history is the perfect set for this panel. Legal experts and historical experts will shed some light on the French, Spanish, African and Jewish influences which might have been present and even created in Louisiana or New Orleans and then made it to US law. This panel is sponsored by the Jewish Law Librarians Caucus and the FCIL-SIS. Potential speakers ...more »

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(@dkoppang)

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Analyzing Patent Analytics - Prosecution and Litigation

Patent Analytics have long been at the forefront of the development of analytics platforms in the legal market. From heat maps to litigation to prosecution, there is a wealth of data to be found. Similar to the 2019 Litigation Analytics program, testers would analyze and compare the different prosecution analytics platforms to check for data accuracy and platform usability. Panelists would also review the different ...more »

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LA Civil Code & Other Influences on Civil Law in Latin America

The Louisiana civil code has directly and significantly influenced civil law in Latin America. It is generally believed that Spanish language translations of a mid-nineteenth century digest of world civil codes served as the first introduction of the civil law in Latin America. The Louisiana civil code was included in this digest (along with the codes of France, Sicily, Piedmont, the Netherlands, Bavaria, Austria, and ...more »

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Roller Derby and the Law

From copyright and trademark issues in Derby Names To niche state laws : Members of the Maine Roller Derby league skated to the state house in Augusta, Maine Tuesday afternoon to testify in favor of "An Act to Promote Roller Derby," emergency legislation sponsored by Rep. Diane Russell (D-Portland). The bill would add an exception to a law passed in 1991 that prohibits a skater "attempting to overtake" another skater ...more »

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Is it Napoleonic? Foreign/Domestic Influences on LA Civil Code

Interpreting and researching modern civil law depends upon an understanding of the historical sources from which those laws evolved. People often say that Louisiana uses the Napoleonic Code, but is that true? Louisiana has been both a French and Spanish colony, and it has been a part of the American legal system for over 200 years; it has also been influenced by Roman Law, Greek Law, Canon Law, and the Germanic Civil ...more »

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