2006 AALL Annual Meeting in St. Louis

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2006 AALL Annual Meeting in St. Louis, July 8-12


LHRB-SIS Business Meeting July 9, 2006 5:30-630 p.m.

LH&RB Roundtable: World of 1906, July 11, 2006 11:45-a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Featured Programs:

C-3 Colonial Virginia’s Legal History

Sunday, July 9, 4:15-5:15pm:

Virginians made an important contribution to both legal and political thought in American history. Commemorating the 400th anniversary of the founding of Virginia in 2007, this session will offer participants a view of colonial Virginia history from the viewpoint of two distinguished historians. Dr. Warren Billings, one of the leading scholars on 17th century Virginia history, will discuss English influences on legal thought of the era. Dr. David Konig, an expert on Anglo-American legal history, will present the originalism debate among historians over influences on the framers of the Constitution by examining certain Virginian authors like St. George Tucker, who was an important early contributor to American legal thinking through his edited works on Blackstone’s Commentaries, and other
authors who affected the debates over the Second Amendment.

Joel Fishman, Coordinator and Moderator, Duquesne University Center for Legal Information, Allegheny County Law Library
Warren M. Billings, University of New Orleans
David T. Konig,Washington University

D-4 Promoting the Past to Assure the Future: The Lure of Legal History

Monday, July 10, 9:00-10:00am :

As many of our traditional clientele increasingly rely upon electronic access to legal materials in their homes and offices,law librarians are seeking creative ways to reinvent their libraries’ services to attract and keep patrons. By digging into older materials in their collections and exploring the history of their institutions, they are unearthing fascinating subject matter to feature in exhibits, publications and educational programs. Not only scholars, but also judges, lawyers, students and the general public are using and appreciating the treasures in these collections. Law libraries are welcoming the public for tours, lectures and films, and are collaborating with court historical societies to recruit supporters. This program will discuss how to make these projects possible by expanding research skills and gaining expertise in the legal, political and cultural history of their states, localities and institutions so as to attract patrons.

Carol D. Billings, Coordinator, Moderator and Speaker, Law Library of Louisiana
Paul R. Baier, Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center
Katherine I. Hedin, University of Minnesota Law Library
Anne C. Peters, Social Law Library

LH&RB Roundtable: World of 1906, July 11, 2006 11:45-a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Carol Billings, Beth Chamberlain, Stacy Etheredge, Lucinda Harrison-Cox, Kurt X. Metzmeier and Mark W. Podvia with discuss the culture, politics, current events, legal developments and sporting world of the year 1906. This presentation is open to everyone.