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LLNE Fall 2023 Meeting: The Fog of War

Welcome to LLNE Fall 2023

Grey background with white text The Fog of War: International and Foreign Legal Research in Today's World, LLNE FAll 2023 Conference, Friday, November 2023

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.



Time Event Speakers Location
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 

Kelly Greenhill

Egan 240
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

Egan 240
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

Egan 240
12:00pm - 1:15pm


We thank vLex for sponsoring lunch for conference attendees.

International Village

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

Egan 240
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

Egan 240


Planning Committee

Conference coordinated by Scott Akehurst-Moore, Rachel Bates, Craig Eastland, Meghan Kelly, Katie Kerekes, Margaret Purdy, and Warren Yee.