Programs

Le Vin et le Droit; Traite des Marches de Vins - http://www.flickr.com/photos/umjanedoan/496675663/

Thursday, October 14

Nolo Tour 12:00 - 2:00

Registration 3:00 - 6:30
Hotel Nikko


Opening Reception 6:30 - 9:30
The Thirsty Bear Brewing Company


Friday, October 15

Breakfast and Registration 7:30 - 8:45
Hotel Nikko


Welcome 8:45 - 9:00


Keynote 9:00 - 9:45
Justice Morgan Christen, Alaska Supreme Court


Break and Exhibits 9:45 - 10:15


Wine Law 10:15 - 11:45
Richard Mendelson, UC Berkeley School of Law and Dickenson, Peatman & Fogarty
Moderated by Judy Janes, UC Davis Mabie Law Library

The California wine industry has a tremendous impact on the state's economy as well as nationally. The many regulations promulgated by states are complicated, varying from state to state. Yet, the wine industry continues to flourish. The program will touch on a bit of history, and the legal problems, pitfalls, and challenges of marketing wine in today's economy.


Lunch and WestPac Business Meeting 12:00 - 1:30
Hotel Nikko


Superheroes and Theories of Legal Justice! 1:30 - 3:00
Lauren Van Waardhuizen and Blake Wilson, University of Kansas School of Law

What pops into your head when you think of Superman? Truth, justice and the American way? What about Batman, Wonder Woman or Wolverine? Throughout the history of comic books, legal theories of justice have abound! Join us as we explore some of your favorite heroes, how they viewed law and justice, and how we can use these archetypes to teach the law.


Break and Exhibits 3:00 - 3:30


The Impact of WestlawNext on Legal Research and Legal Research Instruction 3:30 - 5:00
Holly Lakatos, California Court of Appeal; Holly Riccio, O'Melveny & Myers LLP; Mark Schwartz, Thomson Reuter; and Ronald Wheeler, University of San Francisco Zief Law Library (panelist and coordinator)

WestlawNext (WN), Westlaw's newest iteration, combines incredible search results with a streamlined "Google-like" interface. The word on the street is that it could revolutionize online legal research. But, what do law librarians think about WestlawNext? This panel will query experts in the field from various constituencies within the law librarianship community to get their thoughts, impressions, and predictions for the future. Panelists will explore questions like: How does WN change how we search? How does WN change how we teach our patrons? What features of WN do we love? Which features would we change? How will this product affect the future of our profession?


Friday Banquet 6:00
Hotel Nikko


Saturday, October 16

Breakfast and Registration 7:30 - 8:45
Hotel Nikko


Is Quality Control in Law Library Online Catalogs Declining? 8:45 - 9:45
Georgia Briscoe, University of Colorado Law Library

Georgia Briscoe will report on her research funded by an AALL grant to determine if quality control is decreasing in academic law library catalogs and if it really matters. She will discuss why quality may or may not still be important. Anticipate a lively discussion with participants.


Break 9:45 - 10:00


Forty Thousand Weddings and a Funeral: Movies, Marriage and the Role of Law 10:00 - 11:30
Terry Diggs, UC Hastings College of the Law

Vaughn Walker's opinion in Perry v. Schwarzenegger has tossed a bridal bouquet that seems likely to land in the U.S. Supreme Court. But the most aggressive articulations of the issues pertinent to the "sacred institution" haven't been in the nation's courtrooms. Instead, Americans have turned to dozens of compelling cultural products for the kinds of examination - the demarcation of concepts, the exposure of interests, the interrogation of expressed values -- law might once have been expected to provide. Join Terry Diggs for a multi-media survey of the films and series that have put marriage on trial. If, as commentators suggest, Walker's opinion addresses an "audience of one" (i.e., Anthony Kennedy), Terry's clips offer a chance to consider the legal arguments posited for millions.


Thank Yous, Evaluations, and Concluding Remarks 11:30 - 11:40


Sonoma Wine Country Excursion 12:30 - 7:30

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