Events

Human Rights in the World: Why the West is not necessarily the Best

At a panel presentation given at the Annual Meeting 2017 of the Association of American Law Schools in San Francisco this week, six law professors gave short talks on the topic of Human Rights Outside the West. Although each speaker approached the topic from a different perspective, there was a common theme: how well has the Western human rights paradigm travelled outside its home territories? Should we, indeed, regard it as essentially Western in nature and unitary in …

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#AALS 2017 Conference Diary

The story so far… Paul Hastings and Paul Magrath of ICLR are in San Francisco for the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Law Schools. We’re at Booth No 406 in the Exhibition Hall, sweltering under the chandeliers of what is otherwise known as the Grand Ballroom. Hundreds of law school deans, professors and librarians circulate and network here among the stands, enjoying the coffee and pastries on offer between sessions and seminars held in various other …

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ICLR at AALS 2017 – New Year in San Francisco!

Team ICLR will be attending the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Law Schools in San Francisco from January 3 to 7. This year’s theme is “Why Law Matters”, which seems particularly topical in the context not only of promoting public understanding of and access to laws, but also the dilution of respect for the rule of law in so many jurisdictions, including (sad to say) those of Britain and the USA.

ICLR will be …

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#ALLA2016Conf – Melbourne, here we come! (Updated)

Team ICLR is in Melbourne, Victoria, for the 2016 conference of the Australian Law Librarians’ Association. The conference is being held at the State Library Victoria, from 24 to 26 August and ICLR is happy to be a Silver Sponsor. We’ll be keeping you informed of events via this conference diary, which will appear in reverse date order (new content first).

 

 

[Image taken from the State Library of Victoria website.]

 

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#IALL2016 – Oxford, here we come! (Updated)

Team ICLR is in Oxford for the 35th Annual Course of the International Association of Law Librararies. The theme is “Common Law Perspectives in an International Context”. This is our conference diary, which we’ll top up daily (older entries below).

The ICLR team in Oxford is a pair of Pauls – Paul Hastings, Account Manager, and Paul Magrath, Head of Product Development and Online Content. This diary will be updated regularly, with new content going in at the top.

 

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#AALL16 – Chicago, here we come!

Team ICLR is in Chicago for the 109th Annual Meeting & Conference of the American Association of Law Libraries. The theme is “Make it New: Create the Future”. This is our conference diary, which we’ll top up daily.

The ICLR team in Chicago is a pair of Pauls – Paul Hastings, Account Manager, and Paul Magrath, Head of Product Development and Online Content. This diary will be updated regularly, with new content going in …

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In Dublin for #biall2016: conference diary – continued

The story so far: Team ICLR is in Dublin for the annual conference of the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians. (Link to the earlier post here.) Now read on.

Thursday 9 June

Start of the conference proper. Our task is to explain what ICLR does to the newer delegates who may not already know us, and to catch up and get feedback from the familiar faces in the crowd. But the day begins with all the …

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In Dublin for #biall2016: conference diary

Team ICLR is in Dublin this week for the annual conference of the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians. With a packed programme of talks and discussions, and a chance to meet some new subscribers and catch up with all our existing friends among the publishers and librarians, it promises to be a memorable event.

Wednesday 8 June: first make your stand

Gatwick at sparrow’s fart does not feel like the best place to be greeting your work colleagues …

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ICLR at CALL 2016 – Competences, Challenges, Connections

COMPETENCIES, CHALLENGES, CONNECTIONS is the theme for the Canadian Association of Law Libraries/L’Association canadienne des bibliothèques de droit annual Conference 2016, which is being held at Vancouver, British Columbia.

The Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL) is dedicated to promoting the networking, professional development and career growth of all law librarians in Canada, no matter where they work. This year’s annual conference takes place at the Westin Bayshore Hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia, between 15 …

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Access to and reuse of EU legal information

Report of a one-day conference organised by the Publications Office of the European Union, Brussels, 21 March 2016. Paul Magrath, of ICLR, was there.

“Information is the currency of democracy”, says Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport. He’s quoting Thomas Jefferson, according to Twitter, where the hashtag for this morning’s plenary session is #EULawData4Reuse.

Today we’re not just talking about any old information. We’re talking about legal …

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