Retrieving and interpreting information from foreign sources is inherently challenging. Everything from available research tools to local political and legal systems may be unfamiliar, and primary material may be in a language you don’t understand. In the face of these obstacles, it is understandable that some researchers avoid the bewildering territory of international and non-US legal research. The Fog of War: International and Foreign Legal Research in Today’s World seeks to offer advice and highlight technology for navigating the perplexing landscape of international and non-US legal research.
Learn about how journalists and other recordkeepers are using new tools to document war zones, allowing researchers and tribunals new access to on-the-ground information. Learn about how to cut through all the noise to teach effective international and foreign legal research skills. Learn about how to find the most reliable foreign and international sources, and how to wade through the process of providing access to them, regardless of user location. Despite all the barriers to US lawyers and librarians, foreign and international can be one of the most interesting fields within legal research - come and un-fog yourself.
|8:00am - 9:00am||Breakfast, Registration, and Vendor Exhibits||Egan lobby|
|9:00am - 9:10am||Welcoming Remarks from LLNE President||Sara Monalea McMahon||Egan 240|
|9:10am - 9:45am||Keynote||
|9:45am - 10:45am||Session 1: The Impact of New Technologies and Techniques on Conflict Journalism||
Panelists: Carlene Hempel, Sandra Ristovska, Jody Santos
Moderator: Craig Eastland
|10:45am - 11:00am||
Break and Vendor Exhibits
Trivia Competition (optional)
|11:00am - 12:00pm||Session 2: Teaching International & Foreign Research||
Panelists: Jennifer Allison, Susan Goard, Lucie Olejnikova
Moderator: Scott Akehurst-Moore
|12:00pm - 1:15pm||
We thank vLex for sponsoring lunch for conference attendees.
Additional seating in Egan 440
|12:40pm - 1:10pm||LLNE Business Meeting||Egan 240|
|1:15pm - 2:15pm||Session 3: The Impact of New Technologies and Techniques on War Crimes Prosecution||
Panelists: Mia Bonardi, Stephen Cody, Xander Meise
Moderator: Craig Eastland
|2:15pm - 2:30pm||Break|
|2:30pm - 3:30pm||Session 4: Nuts and Bolts of Collection Development for Foreign and International Law||
Panelists: Tom Atkinson, Janet Belanger Morrow, Caroline Walters
Moderator: Margaret Purdy
Conference coordinated by Scott Akehurst-Moore, Rachel Bates, Craig Eastland, Meghan Kelly, Katie Kerekes, Margaret Purdy, and Warren Yee.