May 18, 1998
Chicago, May 18, 1998-The deadline for registration is approaching for the AALL/BIALL/CALL Joint Study Institute, to be held September 7-10, 1998 at the University of Cambridge. The registration deadline is July 31, 1998 and registration information may be obtained at http://www.dundee.ac.uk/lawlibrary/jsi/.
Co-sponsored by the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), along with the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians (BIALL) and the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL), This first AALL/BIALL/CALL Joint Study Institute (JSI) will focus on the legal systems, law, and practice of law librarianship in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. JSI also offers an opportunity to experience the modern legal research environment within the context of an ancient university, rich in its traditions and historic colleges.
Commenting on this co-sponsorship, AALL President Judy Meadows said, "This is a great opportunity for AALL members to learn about British law at such an affordable price. The global economy is influencing the practice of law, and law librarians will need to know more and more about the legal materials and their application in various foreign countries. Our Joint Study Institutes will be hosted by friendly, helpful colleagues who will make the learning experience extraordinary."
The American Association of Law Libraries was founded in 1906 to promote and enhance the value of law libraries to the legal and public communities, to foster the profession of law librarianship, and to provide leadership in the field of legal information.