Law Librarians Head to Phoenix for CALIcon 2017!


caliorgEach year law librarians head to the Annual CALI Conference for law school computing to be involved in a national exchange of ideas, to network with leading academics, educators, institutional leaders, and technology professionals and to participate in discussions about the transformation of legal education through technology and innovation. In it’s 27th year, the conference takes place next week in Phoenix, Arizona with “The Changing Rhythm of Legal Education” as the theme. In just a few days our library will excitedly send off several members of our team to join in the conversations at CALI.

Law Librarians Jason Tubinis and Zanada Joyner will team up with I.T. Services Director Jim Henneberger to co-present “ Lawyer ≠ Luddite” along with Shannon Roddy and Khelani Clay of American University Washington College of Law for a weighty session on technological competency in the legal field with special focus on ABA model rule 1.1.

Outreach Services Librarian Endia Sowers Paige will be presenting “Social Media Jeopardy: Ethics Edition” discussing the advantages and pitfalls of social media for emerging and practicing attorney’s, and include audience participation on their own mobile devices.

Law Library Director Carol Watson will be co-presenting “Is it time to welcome our robot overlords?” with Georgia State University’s Kris Niedringhaus about artificial intelligence and it’s current and future roles in the legal industry including professional practice, IT management, research and instruction.

Archives Law Librarian Sharon Bradley will be co-presenting Decision Making Models in 2/2 Time – Two Speakers, Two Models  with University of Arkansas School of Law’s Professor Tim Tarvin. The two team up to discuss experiences in a clinical setting using decision trees as well as the use of mind maps in teaching legal research to bring a little zing to the classroom.

Visit the CALI conference website for a full list of this year’s speakers, and to get a taste of the types of presentations our librarians will be giving, watch the following playlist which includes some of their presentations from last year’s conference:


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