2014 AALL Annual Meeting in San Antonio

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2014 AALL Annual Meeting in San Antonio, July 12-16

SUNDAY, JULY 13

Morris L. Cohen Essay Presentation and Luncheon, 11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (HBGCC Room 206A)

  • The winner of this year's competition is Bonnie Shucha, Assistant Director of Public Services at the University of Wisconsin Law Library, discussed her winning essay, "White Slavery in the Northwoods: Early Sex Trafficking and the Reformation of Law in the Late Nineteenth Century."  Emily Ulrich, a graduate student in the Medieval Studies Program at Yale, wrote the runner-up essay, " 'Commoning' the English Common Law Treatise: Investigating Three Fourteenth-Century Copies of the Britton". Congratulations to Bonnie and Emily!

B4: The Accidental Archivist: Creating Archives on a Shoestring Budget, 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. (HBGCC Room 217A)

  • Walked participants through the process of evaluating unprocessed archival materials held by their libraries and showed how to set achievable goals for such collections with minimal outlay

Rare Book Cataloging Roundtable, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. (HBGCC Room 210B)

  • Catalogers brought their rare book cataloging conundrums, believe-it-or-nots, and candidates for the cataloging Odditorium to the roundtable for informal discussion at "the" expert law catalogers forum. 

MONDAY, JULY 14

Host City History: San Antonio Edition: Monday, July 14, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. (HBGCC Room 213A)

  • LHRB's first annual legal history meeting

  • Our guest, Professor Michael Ariens of St. Mary's University School of Law in San Antonio, and the author of the award-winning Lone Star Law: A Legal History of Texas, led a discussion/Q&A on Texas legal history.  The lively session was followed by a Lone Star Law booksigning.

H1: The Civil Rights Act of 1964: Celebrating Its 50th Anniversary (sponsored by LHRB-SIS), 3:45 p.m.-4:45 p.m. (HBGCC Room 217A)

  • The Civil Rights Act of 1964, celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2014, is considered one of the most important laws in United States history. The act ended the segregation of public accommodations in the South, established the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to handle all types of employee discrimination, and created a mechanism to desegregate the public schools by cutting off federal funding to noncomplying school districts. This illuminating session reviewed the legislative process in the passage of this act, and discussed President Lyndon Johnson's intimate role in that passage. 

  • Coordinator & Moderator: Joel Fishman, Duquesne University Center for Legal Information/Allegheny County Law Library; Speaker: Sanford V. Levinson, University of Texas School of Law at Austin

Business Meeting, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. (HBGCC Room 216A)

LHRB reception at Manhattan Mexican Restaurant, 7:00p.m.-8:30 p.m.