Be a Part of History at the Inaugural AALL Distinguished Lecture Address

The AALL Research and Publications Committee invites you to attend the inaugural AALL Distinguished Lecture. Dr. Jolande E. Goldberg is the very first winner of this award. She will present her lecture “De arte et de jurisprudentia: Some Aspects of Legal Iconography” on Monday at 2:15 in 201-B of the Convention Center.

Dr. Goldberg was born in Germany, and received her legal education and training there. In 1967, she joined the Library of Congress, and is currently the Library’s Senior Law Classification Specialist. She “developed the major part of the Library of Congress Law Classification as an overall comparative and uniform, classification system as it relates to all regions of the world, as well as to universal systems such as international, Indigenous, and religious law.”

Dr. Goldberg was a charter member in 1972 of the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, Virginia and has been a resident artist since then. She specializes in garden sculpture and water features.

Please join us in starting this new tradition at the annual meeting.

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It’s not too late to dine around

There are still spaces available at the dine around dinners. You can sign up on the Local Arrangements Committee website. Or stop by the Philadelphia hospitality booth at the meeting.

Only two dine arounds are available on Tuesday. Cedar’s Restaurant and RAW Sushi and Sake Lounge.

UPDATE — The dine around at Bindi on Saturday is FULL.

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Delaware Corporation Law Program at AALL 2011

Justice Randy J. Holland

As a Delaware law librarian I know how often you have questions about Delaware corporation law. Why not attend AALL 2011 program A1: Delaware: The First State for Corporation Law? Speakers Justice Randy J. Holland, Delaware Supreme Court; Paul L. Regan, Widener Law; Robert S. Saunders, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Andrea B. Unterberger, Corporation Service Company, will discuss the past, present and future of Delaware corporation law.

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Philadelphia is Heating up for AALL 2011

I mean that literally, just look at that Philadelphia weekend forecast. Yes, that’s a high of 102 on Friday. Be sure to pack plenty of hot weather clothes, a hat, sunglasses, maybe one of those battery operated fans. But you’ll have a good excuse to eat plenty of Philadelphia water ice.

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Calling All Animal Lovers: Animal Law Caucus Presents “The Development of Human Attitudes to Animals”

All AALL members and friends are invited to hear a presentation on an important foundation in the growth of Animal Law at Noon on Sunday, July 24, in the Philadelphia Marriott Room 407/408.  Whether your interest in animals lies in caring for a pet (or animal companion), volunteering at a shelter,  participating in animal rescue, or working pro bono for animal cases, Dr. James A. Serpell’s talk on “The Development of Human Attitudes to Animals” will be of interest to you.
Dr. Serpell is the Marie A. Moore Professor of Humane Ethics & Animal Welfare and the Director of the Center for the Interaction of Animals & Society at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine.  He has published extensively, and his research expertise includes veterinary ethics, animal-assisted therapeutic interventions, and the history of human-animal interventions.

The presentation is sponsored by the Animal Law Caucus at its inaugural meeting and membership in the caucus is open to everyone.  Law librarians have long been making the lives of animals better by working for their welfare and protection.  In coming together as a formal group in 2011, the Animal Law Caucus membership supports and promotes these individual accomplishments.  Membership sign-up is available at:  http://www.aallnet.org/caucus/alc/.
Be sure to join us on at Noon on Sunday, in room 407/408 of the Philadelphia Marriott to hear a very interesting program.

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Bob Berring’s Rules for Surviving an AALL Convention

The AALL blog has a great short article by Bob Berring with Bob’s 5 rules for surviving the AALL annual meeting.

Bob’s rule #2, “Go to at least one program that has nothing to do with you, your job or your interests,” is great advice and one I always try to follow. What looks good on the schedule?

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2011 AALL Book Drive

Don’t forget the AALL Book Drive, sponsored by the Social Responsibilities Special Interest Section. Information on how to donate is in this earlier blog post.

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