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2002 Conference: Virtual Reality Check

2002 Conference for Law School Computing®

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Comments from some conference attendees...

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We are extremely grateful to this year's corporate sponsors:



CALI 20th Anniversary Commemorative T-shirt

City Gear Gym Bag
Features zippered closure at top, zippered pocket on front and separate zipper compartment at bottom. Also has molded carry handle and detachable, adjustable shoulder strap. Made of 600-denier polyester in brick with black trim and accents. Size: 13-3/4" x 15-/4" x 6-1/2".


12th Annual Conference for Law School Computing
Revolution or Evolution? It's really a question about the pace of change. The general perception is that technology changes fast - that's revolution, but that law school culture changes slowly - that's evolution. Technology does stress our culture. The students coming into law schools in 2002 have been using personal computers since kindergarten. The GUI, web and email are taken for granted where we had to suffer through the growing pains of the developments of these technologies. Change is good - Change or Die - Embrace Change, yes, but should we discard all that has defined legal education over the past century? Of course not! But there's the point. Technology doesn't just push towards new things, it forces us to re-examine all of our past assumptions in light of the new ways possible of doing things. This conference is a constant examination of our past, present and future methods and approaches to legal education, law school administration and law librarianship as seen through the lens of technological change.

Thursday through Saturday, June 20 - 22, 2002

Conference Timings

3:00 pm Early Registration
5:00 pm Pizza, Snacks and Soda

8:00 am Continental Breakfast
9:15 am Conference Starts
11:30 pm Lunch
5:00 pm Conference Ends
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm Dinner at Chicago's Field Museum

8:00 am Healthy Breakfast
9:15 am Conference Starts
10:45 am Technology Briefing for Law Library Directors Starts
11:30 pm Deli Lunch
5:00 pm Conference Ends
5:45 pm Technology Briefing for Law Library Directors ends
6:00 pm Reception for Law Library Directors hosted by Chicago-Kent

8:00 am HOT Breakfast
9:30 am Conference Starts
1:30 pm Box Lunches
3:30 pm Conference Ends


Chicago-Kent College of Law
Illinois Institute of Technology
565 West Adams
Chicago, IL 60661

Conference Sessions (speakers are confirmed for most of these sessions listed. The final schedule will be posted on the conference website at All information is subject to change)


Special Workshop!
Technology Briefing for Law Library Directors
Friday, June 21 - all day
(By invitation only for Academic Law Library Directors - no proxies)
Many Academic Law Library Directors include IT Management as part of their directorial duties in law schools. With the addition of these responsibilities comes the need to understand the underlying technologies so that staff, vendors, consultants and institutional needs can be understood and handled. This day-long briefing intends to fill a gap by providing a series of short, focused sessions that give an overview of four major areas of information technology: Wireless systems and networks, Websites and Content Management, Distance Learning Technologies/Digital Video and IT Staffing.

Breakfast and lunch provided Thursday-Saturday and we will convene for dinner at Field Museum on Thursday night. Copious snacks and drinks provided throughout the conference. Dinners on Friday and Saturday are on your own.

Dinner on Thursday Night
The group dinner on Thursday Night will be an extra special event. We are celebrating CALI's 20th Birthday with Sue the Tyrannosaurus Rex at Chicago's Field Museum. Open bar, followed by a sumptuously catered feast, a birthday cake and awards presentations for the Excellence in Services Awards and recognition of CALI's newest authors. Many of the museum's exhibits will be open after dinner for your exclusive browsing. Chicago Trolley will take us there and back or stroll Chicago's lakefront/Museum Campus afterward.

W Chicago
172 West Adams
Chicago, IL 60603
(3 blocks from Conference, complete renovation)

Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites
506 West Harrison
Chicago, IL 60607
(3 blocks from Conference, brand new hotel)

If these are all sold-out (quite possible at this point), try...

Congress Plaza

It's a little over a mile to walk, but it's a pleasant stroll through the Chicago Loop.

Air Fare Discounts
CALI has also arranged discount airfare with United Airlines for travel between 6/17/02 and 6/25/02. To receive this discount you or your travel agent should call United at 1-800-521-4041 and mention the CALI Conference and the meeting ID Code of 592XZ.