ARCHIVED: W-1 – Law for the Non-JD

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Thursday, July 10 and Friday, July 11, 2003

University of Washington School of Law
Condon Hall-Room 135
Condon Hall 1100 NE Campus Pkwy
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

*See Note below for Housing & Public Transportation information

Competency: Core Competencies for Law Librarianship

Level: Intermediate 2 days

Target Audience: Law librarians who do not have a JD and want more insight into the American Legal System

Learning Outcomes

  • Participants will be able to describe the basic institutions of the American legal system.
  • Participants will understand the basic analytical structure used in the study and practice of law.
  • Participants will gain familiarity with the basic principles of legal reasoning and argument.
  • Participants will recognize the organizational framework of major practice areas.
  • Participants will understand the role attorneys play in the development and evolution of law.

Law librarians who do not have a JD interact on a daily basis with attorneys, judges, law students, and law professors -- as well as with people who have no legal training. An introduction to how to approach legal problems on specific topics, including preliminary analysis and delineation of key issues, will help librarians provide efficient and meaningful assistance. The program will also give the attendee an increased understanding of the role that attorneys play in the development and evolution of the law.

Mary Whisner, Coordinator, University of Washington Gallagher Law Library
Mary Hotchkiss, University of Washington School of Law
Jonathan Franklin, University of Washington Gallagher Law Library
Beatrice Tice, University of Michigan Law Library
Guest lectures by additional University of Washington School of Law faculty members

Separate Registration Fee Required

Registration fee includes: program, handouts, textbook, continental breakfasts, afternoon refreshments, lunches, and Thursday dinner.

Registration Fee: Nonmember……..…..$450.00
AALL Member Discount……............….$360.00

Housing & Public Transportation information

This program will be held on the University of Washington Campus, which is approximately five miles from the Convention Center. There are two options for housing:

  • Limited pre-conference housing will be available at some conference hotels near the Convention Center (submit housing form as usual). You will need to arrange for your own public transportation to and from the UW campus.
  • The following hotels (not contracted by AALL) are close to the UW campus and may be more convenient (these hotels are close to bus stops that can take you downtown)
The following maps will give you the location of the law school and surrounding area:,65,314,459

For more information, contact Heidi Letzmann at AALL at (312) 939-4764.