FCIL Newsletter/February 1998
v. 12, no. 2
AALL/BIALL/CALL Joint Study Institute
Monday 7th - Thursday 10th September 1998
Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge
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), will co-sponsor the first in a series of biennial
joint study institutes. This first AALL/BIALL/CALL Joint Study Institute
(JSI) will be held September 7-10, 1998 at the University of Cambridge.
The JSI will focus on the legal systems, law, and practice of law librarianship
in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. The inaugural JSI also
offers an opportunity to experience the modern legal research environment
within the context of an ancient university, rich in its traditions and
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."
For program, travel and accommodations, registration and contact information,
please see the JSI web page at: http://www.dundee.ac.uk/lawlibrary/jsi/.
Registration deadline is July 31, 1998.
Cambridge has one of the largest law schools in the United Kingdom.
Established in 1904, the Squire Law Library is a dependant library of Cambridge
University Library which, as a copyright library, maintains one of the
United Kingdom's great national research collections. In 1995, the Faculty
of Law and the Squire Law Library jointly relocated to a striking new building
designed by Sir Norman Foster and Partners.
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