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March 4, 2004

LexisNexis™, in conjunction with the American Association of Law Libraries, will offer “Teaching Research in Academic Law Libraries (TRIALL) Conference” on July 8 and 9, 2004 in Boston, MA, as a pre-conference to the AALL Annual Meeting. TRIALL provides an excellent professional development opportunity for law librarians who want to learn more about instruction in academic settings.

The mission of the 2004 TRIALL conference is to prepare academic law librarians to be successful teachers by focusing on effective curricula and presentation skills. The objectives are as follows:

  • Curriculum:
  • Creative content development
  • Dynamic teaching tools
  • Effective grading and evaluations
  • Presentation
  • Critiquing models
  • Enhancing skills

Through a variety of interactive, participatory and problem solving sessions, conference attendees will learn about effective instruction. Enrollment will be limited to 30 participants to maximize the learning and sharing of information. The TRIALL Conference will include presentations, structured breakout sessions, demonstrations and ample opportunity for networking with the faculty, council and other attendees.

LexisNexis is working with an Advisory Council of Academic Law Librarians to develop the curriculum of the conference. Council members include Prano Amjadi, Santa Clara University; Timothy Coggins, University of Richmond; Michael Whiteman, Northern Kentucky University; and Vicki Szymczak, Brooklyn Law School.

There is no registration fee to attend the TRIALL Conference. The application can be found at, and the application close date is March 19, 2004.