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News Delivery in the Era of "Fake News"

Everyone thinks they know fake news when they see it. But how do you really define and identify quality content v. unverified information or downright propaganda? At one time we had trusted sources for our content, and we assumed we were receiving a high level of quality for our money. But now, fake news is seeping into some of our standard tools, and overwhelming others. But depending upon the topic being monitored, ...more »

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Legal Scholarship Repositories, Present and Future

SSRN (Social Science Research Network) and bepress (Digital Commons Network, Legal Repository, Law Review Commons) have well-established pre- and post-print scholarship repositories. They are both owned by Elsevier, a large for-profit information provider. SSRN and bepress recently conducted an "integration pilot." By the 2019 Meeting, will these two companies have additional integrations? What will be the benefits ...more »

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ALL-SIS Research & Scholarship Editors Panel

This program would provide an introduction to the publishing process. Editors of major law librarianship publications (Law Library Journal, Legal Reference Services Quarterly, Legal Information Management) would share ideas on where and how to publish, hot topics, receiving feedback and related topics. The program will be geared toward anyone interested in publishing but unsure of how to get started and what to expect ...more »

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No Reconciliation without Truth: the Role of Law Libraries

Truth and reconciliation initiatives have spurred law reform and civil justice initiatives throughout the world. Bryan Stevenson has observed that a barrier to advancement in real civil rights reform in the United States is the absence of a truth and reconciliation process like those other countries initiated.* This session can explore the value of truth and reconciliation processes such as those in South Africa and Canada ...more »

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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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Taxation Without Representation

The District of Columbia is a city like no other. It's home to the U.S. government yet the nearly 660,000 residents living here have no formal representation in that government. DC residents pay local and federal taxes, yet must get Congressional approval for their laws and budget. This program will briefly describe the evolution of the D.C. government system and its current structure, and will feature a discussion ...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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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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Just How Uniform is UELMA?

Since the promulgation of the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act, seventeen states and the District of Columbia have enacted UELMA in their jurisdictions to some degree. But uniform acts are often not enacted uniformly, so this program will introduce the actual texts as enacted by the states and learn how uniform the states are truly being, at least from the viewpoint of end users, in the implementation of online ...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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Legal Research Ontologies

Could someone do a program on the content of the semantic web for dummies and show perhaps not the coding but if the ideas in relationships such as those reflected in ontologies could have value in training law students. I do not know enough to propose this so I am revealing my curiosity and perhaps others share it.

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Litigating Human Rights Abuses in U.S. and Foreign Legal Systems

Slavery in U.S. commercial fishing, child marriage, widows not allowed to inherit property, human trafficking, etc. How do lawyers pursue litigation in the fight for human rights in the United States and abroad? What statutes and international law apply? What research skills and tools do librarians need to support these efforts and market our services to them? I'm hoping to have one law firm attorney and one clinic ...more »

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