Programs at AALL 2004
Some of the great programs which will be offered by FCIL members include:
HIV/AIDS: A Global Epidemic and an Issue of International Law
is a global epidemic with staggering numbers. This program explores the current
state of the epidemic and its relation to the work of those in the law and
Librarians and scholars face the challenge of researching HIV/AIDS within the context of intellectual property issues related to drug treatments; immigration laws relating to persons with diseases; and discrimination against people with HIV/AIDS in violation of international human rights standards.
Speakers include law professor Jay Krishnan, author of The Rights of the New Untouchables: A Constitutional Analysis of HIV Jurisprudence in India, 25 HUM. RTS. Q. 791 (2003); Linda Sussman, Senior Technical Advisor for Children Affected by AIDS, U.S. Agency for International Development; and FCIL-SIS member Mary Rumsey.
Passport to the World of Legal Information: International Legal Materials on the Web. The speakers will be: Dr. Rubens Medina, Law Librarian of Congress; Luis Acosta, Legal Reference Librarian; and Jeannette Yackle, Head of Reference, International Legal Studies at Harvard Law School.
U.S. Immigration in the post-9/11 World Sharryn Ross, an experienced Boston immigration attorney, will be the speaker.
Attend a FUN AALL Annual Meeting Program on Collecting Foreign Law Sources! “Parlez-vous le droit?"
Who needs Alex Trebek when we can have Dan Wade as our “Jeopardy!” host in Boston... Prominent participants in this FL collection development version of Jeopardy! will include: Jonathan Pratter (has the inside track re. Mexican and Latin American legal sources); Margie Axtmann (has the edge with Scandinavian legal sources); and Pamela Bluh (knows that her coll. dev. efforts re. Chinese legal materials will pay off in spades).
During Jeopardy!, Dan and his competitive contestants will discuss: approval plans for collecting foreign-language legal materials; consortia agreements and other cooperative collection development programs; and key foreign law vendors. Merv created the concept, but Lyo Louis-Jacques has perfected this show for your viewing pleasure in Boston!