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August 16, 1999

Joint Study Institute 2000 -"U.S. LAW and PRACTICE in a Changing Global Environment", Yale Law  School, July 11-14, 2000.

Mark your calendars! The second Joint Study Institute (JSI) will be held atYale Law School in New Haven, CT, July 11-14, 2000, prior to the AALL AnnualMeeting and Conference in Philadelphia, PA, July 15-20, 2000.

The Joint Study Institute (JSI) series is co-sponsored by the American Association of Law Libraries, the British and Irish Association of Law Libraries, the Canadian Association of Law Libraries, and the Australian LawLibrarians Group. These biennial Institutes are designed to give delegates an opportunity to learn more about the law and legal systems of the host country, and to examine and discuss transnational professional concerns. The inaugural JSI was held at the University of Cambridge Faculty of Law, in Cambridge, England, in September 1998. The second JSI will be held at Yale Law School, July 11-14, 2000.

The JSI 2000 program, "U.S. Law and Practice in a Changing Global Environment," will include a mix of comparative, substantive, and practical programs. The program will explore the roots of our common legal heritage; provide an overview of the American legal system; and examine the impact of globalization on legal education, library services, courts, and legal practitioners.

Yale Law School, one of the world's preeminent law schools, will host this prestigious event. Yale is located in New Haven, CT; a city nestled midway between Boston and New York City. Yale's Sterling Law Buildings were modeled on the idea of the English Inns of Court. Classrooms, offices, the law library and the international law library, computer labs, dormitory rooms, and the dining hall surround a pleasant courtyard. The Sterling Law Buildings, including the Lillian Goldman Library, have recently been extensively renovated and expanded.

Other Yale landmarks include the Sterling Memorial Library with its 10 million volumes, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and some of the most distinguished art and museum collections in the world. Plus New Haven claims to have the finest pizza in America!

New Haven is readily accessible by plane, trains, and car. Tweed-New Haven Airport is four miles from campus. There is frequent limousine service to New Haven from other airports including Bradley Field (serving Hartford, CT--fifty-two miles to campus); Kennedy International (New York eighty miles); LaGuardia International (New York seventy-two miles), and Newark International (Newark, NJ ninety-two miles). New Haven has excellent train service. On weekdays there are hourly trains to New Haven from Grand Central Station in New York City. Amtrak service is scheduled daily along the Northeast corridor via Penn Station in New York City. New York City is 90 minutes from New Haven by train; Philadelphia PA is 3+ hours from New Haven by train.

Arrangements are being finalized. The anticipated registration fee will be in the range of $395-$495. Hotel rooms will range between $85 per night (single) to $125 per night (double).

More information will be distributed in the fall of 1999. Check the "Professional Development" section on AALLNET [], or contact Martha Brown, Director of Programs at (312) 939-4764, extension 21.

The AALL Professional Development Program works to provide AALL members with readily available, high quality and timely educational programs, publications and services in a variety of formats, using all available and future technologies in order to enable members to remain current in the profession of law librarianship.

The American Association of Law Libraries was founded in 1906 to promote and enhance the value of law libraries to the legal and public communities, to foster the profession of law librarianship, and to provide leadership in the field of legal information. Today, with over 4,600 members, the Association represents law librarians and related professionals who are affiliated with a wide range of institutions: law firms; law schools; corporate legal departments; courts; and local, state and federal government agencies. For more information, visit AALLNET, the official AALL web site, at