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Prepare to Practice: Judiciary Style

Working for a federal or state court can be one of the most prestigious jobs that a recent law school graduate can obtain. However, in our obsession with preparing students for practice the one area that is often overlooked is the type of research skills that new law clerks and judicial interns need in order to succeed. Please join us in a panel discussion featuring federal and state judicial librarians to get the inside ...more »

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Cognitive Theory 101

With librarians in all settings teaching more and more often, it's important that we have at least a baseline understanding of some of the basic concepts of cognitive theory and educational psychology. This program would introduce attendees to a handful of concepts related to these fields and give examples of how to design their instructional programming with these theories in mind.

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Teaching Technology and Information Ethics

Questions about what constitutes ethical technology and information use are among the most pressing challenges facing the legal profession, yet existing standards for professional conduct often fail to adequately address lawyers’ need for guidance in the contemporary information landscape. This program will address how librarians' expertise in information seeking behavior, research tools and methods, and applied technology ...more »

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Security- don't just talk, act!

We've heard a lot about data breaches and how organizations have suffered, prevented, responded, and reacted to online security threats. In this session, let's focus on the practical: What we as librarians should be doing, and what we need to teach our users. We'll cover VPNs, security beyond the password, metadata, phishing, and other on-the-ground issues.

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Legal Technology Competence Certifications

More than 30 jurisdictions have adopted the ABA's infamous Comment 8 to Rule 1.1 regarding technology knowledge and skill in regards to competence. How can law schools and law firms be sure that their legal professionals are competent in this area? Is certification worth it? This program would explore legal technology competence certification, including solutions available, implementation, costs, and the potential ...more »

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Cultural Competency Training in FCIL Research Courses & Beyond

FCIL research courses/trainings are a great way to help teach cultural competency to students. Students learn about other legal systems and values and engage in exercises that make them consider their own biases; program could give examples of exercises/assignments that students can engage in to grapple with these issues. A program on cultural competency could also expand to working with patrons/clients/attorneys from ...more »

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Mindfulness for law students

How are law school librarians using mindfulness practice to help their students navigate the stress of law school? More institutions have an increased awareness of health and wellness issues, and mindfulness is a great addition to these offerings.

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Support our students

OH the SUMMERS, every year we get students who are unfamiliar and nervous about everything from firm culture, research and the dreaded 50 state survey. I spend all summer trying to get them up and running. I make my office the safe space. I am even honored to be called Ma by most of them. I suspect my experience is very much the same as all of yours. I'd like to start a partnership with matching private law librarians ...more »

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Law Librarians as Access to Justice Heroes

The "Access to Justice Gap" is massive. 50% of people eligible for legal aid cannot get it because there are not enough legal aid lawyers. In some courts, 90% of the plaintiffs are self-represented. One of the most common places that people find legal information is at their local public, court or county library. Librarians have traditionally provided guidance, forms, packets and other assistance. There are brand ...more »

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Strategic Partnerships to Create Experiential Research Classes

Developing specialized experiential research courses are a great way to help your law school meet its experiential credits requirements. To create a successful simulation course in a topical area (IP law, international law, etc.), you must know the types of research most likely to be performed by your graduates. Academic librarians should have an ongoing conversation with firm and government libraries to know what kinds ...more »

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The Caribbean Court of Justice: Its Struggle for Full Acceptance

The Caribbean Court of Justice was established in 2001, with two jurisdictions: an original jurisdiction, and an appellate jurisdiction. However, not all Caribbean States have accepted this institution as their court of last resort, and have instead, continued to look to the United Kingdom's Privy Council. This program would look at the history of the court and explore the reasons for the limited acceptance of the court, ...more »

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