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Expertise in harnessing, interpreting, and leveraging legal knowledge and data to create a competitive edge that solves real-world problems and satisfies stakeholders.

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Submitted by (@lturner)

Controversial Historical Monuments: U.S. and Foreign Responses

We have seen plenty of news coverage of various cities across the US moving/destroying controversial historical (esp. Confederate) monuments. We have also seen the backlash and heard the arguments from those who say that these monuments should be embraced as part of our history. What is the law governing these issues in the U.S.? What should the law be? What can we do to influence future actions? Also, other countries ...more »

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Submitted by (@leejootaek)

Land, Water and Education

The program will review current international human rights principles which can be applied the contemporary land and water issues in the developing world. Also dealt with are human right to education as a solution to the third world land, water and development issues. Ultimately suggested are the research strategies and recommendations for researching human rights to water, land and education.

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Submitted by (@susan.mart)

Database Summit: Deep Dive into the Black Box

Building on Baltimore's program "What's in the Black Box?," take a deep dive with multiple vendors discussing explainable artificial intelligence (XAI) , algorithmic accountability, transparency, how the GDPR might change the game, user interfaces, and privacy. Because 2019 is in Washington, D.C., I would hope to bring someone in from DARPA, the lead agency on XAI, to participate, along with legal database providers both ...more »

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The International Aspects of Tax Reform

The world's most profitable companies derive most of their income from intellectual property and other intangible assets, which can easily be transferred to foreign subsidiaries in low-tax jurisdictions. International tax rules, premised on outdated concepts like "physical presence" and "permanent establishment," are increasingly unable to cope with the disruption caused by the rise of digital corporate titans. This ...more »

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The Laws on Lobbying

Since we are going to be DC, it would be interesting to learn about lobbying - what are the rules, and what can and can't be done. Who finances them? Are they accountable to any federal or state agency? Do lobbying firms have librarians? If so, what do they do? Are they law librarians, or do they specialize in other kinds of research? What information do they use, and what resources do they use to find it?

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Submitted by (@abbywalters)

Comparing Analytics Tools

Big data is everywhere and there are new offerings from the big vendors. Legal information professionals need to understand what data is being mined for the analytics tools that we and our patrons are using. How do the tools compare in terms of coverage and how results are presented? Focus on how we can teach our users to think critically about how to analyze and use this data.

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Learning from other people's failures

C.S. Lewis once said, "Experience is the most brutal of teachers but you learn, my God, do you learn"

 

Let's have a panel of two or three people who had very good ideas, tried to implement them, and failed. Why did the project fail? What did they learn? What can the rest of us learn from what they did or didn't do so that we can avoid failure in the future?

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Submitted by (@erin.gow)

FCIL Research on a Budget

In a time of tightening budgets, money for foreign and international collections is often cut heavily or entirely. How do we continue to provide access to these materials or answer research questions on these topics? Explore freely accessible foreign & international materials, with practical ideas about where to start your research when you don't have access to specialist subscription services.

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Submitted by (@christineciambella)

Legislating Jazz

Discussion of the U.S. government's involvement with jazz including the federally funded Jazz Ambassadors program, efforts to preserve jazz as a symbol of American identity, and the impact of jazz on the Civil Rights Movement.

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Submitted by (@lucycg)

Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) proceedings and in patent

In Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) proceedings and in patent litigation, lawyers need to prove that prior art was available to the public before the application date of the patent in question. Legal information professionals supporting work in this area need to provide the proof. If you've ever been asked to get a date-stamped copy of an article or book or a declaration about the date on which an item was made available ...more »

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Submitted by (@abbywalters)

Technology Competence in Legal Practice - duty to use technology

Following up on the 2018 program Technology Competence in Legal Practice: Where Do Libraries Fit In? This could be a panel discussion on if the ABA guidance addresses only a duty to understand the technology available or a duty to USE technology in legal practice. What would be the minimum technological understanding that would meet client's needs? Are firms/universities/government addressing this in a meaningful way? ...more »

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