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Webcasts are available for most
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are available below next to the descriptions of the sessions.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16, 2004
|3:00-7:00p||Early registration (beat the crowds!) Student Lounge First Floor|
|5:00-7:00p||Pizza & Soda Pop - Main Hallway|
THURSDAY, JUNE 17, 2004
|Visit our Conference Sponsors: LEXIS-NEXIS in Room 118 and Thomson/West in Room 116 and everyone else in the Main Hallway|
|8:00a-9a||Registration - Student
Lounge First Floor
Continental Breakfast (Donuts and Bagels, Fruit, Coffee, Juice, boring stuff)
|9:00-10:00a||Plenary: Clay Shirky (www.shirky.com) - Live in Room 138, video feeds to Room 133 and 127|
Break - starting to get stale donuts, warm juice
|10:30-11:30a||Wireless Policies and Network Lockdown: Can We, Should We?, Matheson, Ranard||Scout Portal Toolkit, Richert||Scripting 101 for the Network Administrator, Kent||Winning Litigation through Strategic Profiling - CourtLink Strategic Profiles, Stehr||Just
the Fact's Ma'am? An Activity-Theoretical Approach to Legal
Information Retrieval Performance, Jones
|Why Every Faculty Member Should Author a CALI Lesson, Bradford, Lind, LaFrance|
Lunch - hopefully something hot like turkey tetrazzina or North American chop suey like my mom used to make - outside the Main Hallway under the canopy. Eat in the classrooms or the limited number of outside tables if it isn't raining.
|12:30p-1 - Library Tour - meet at entrance to library downstairs||CALI CEB & Authors Lunch, Quentel (Room 127)|
|1:00-2:00p||How a Law School's High-Tech Courtroom can be turned into a valuable classroom experience, Ocasio, Johnson||Graphics Tips and Techniques for CALI Lessons (and Other Applications), Huddleston||Swiss Army Knife Portal: Vanderbilt University Law School Intranet II Built on Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server 2003, Scott, Bransford||StatutesPlus, Wilkins||BookLocker, Mobile E-Content, Moore-Evans|
Break - leftover desert from lunch
|2:30-3:30p||Integrating Open Source Technologies: Making the Switch, Kurpiewski, Butler||The Reality and the Promise of Tablet PCs: Educational Implications, Farmer, Liebert||Asynchronous Legal Research Courses: Two Case Studies, Good, Buxton||Developing Modular Web-Scripted Database-backed Websites with PHP/Fusebox, Masters||The West Education Network – Introductory Session, Guerra, Nickles||Will They Come Back Again?: The Offshore Outsourcing of IT Jobs, Linz, Courtney|
Break - candy bars, chocolate, hyperglycemic snacks that mom would not approve of
|4:00-5:00p||CyberEthics, Folmsbee||Legal Learning Objects, Abdulaziz, Kealey||CODEC- Consortium for Distance Education from CALI, Mayer||Interactive Tools for Learning Legal Research, Liguoro||Integration Solutions, Luethmers||Welcome to the Building Committee, Franklin|
Dinner and Cruise the Puget Sound on the Royal Argosy (included in conference registration fee)
|Visit our Conference Sponsors: LEXIS-NEXIS in Room 118 and Thomson/West in Room 116 and everyone else in the Main Hallway|
Healthy Breakfast (Goat milk yogurt, pine cones, assorted roughage)
|Community Authoring Project Advisory Board Meeting 8-9 (Room TBD)|
|9:00-10:00a||Plenary: Your Life as a Movie, Chutani, Director, Worldwide University Relations, Microsoft Research - Live in Room 138, video feeds to Room 133 and 127|
Break - leftover breakfast pastries, tepid coffee
|10:30-11:30a||The Law that Counts, Dabney||Stop the Web-Surfing and reclaim your classroom! Software Secure enables faculty to control how computers are used in class, Winneg||An Open Source - Expert System for Legal Clinics, McCue||"Bang the Drum"- Marketing Educational Technology, Harvey||Why Faculty Do or Do Not Use CALI Lessons, Eades, Brown, Grohman||Document Delivery Formats for the Web and Legal Digital Collections, Reiss, Joergensen, Vincent|
Lunch (Deli meats, cheese, side salads with weird ingredients but they taste suprisingly good)
|12:30p-1 - Library Tour - meet at entrance to library||Extegrity's Exam4 Lunch Chat, Ocasio, Sarab||CS-SIS Meeting, Arndt||CALI Board Meeting 11:30-3:30 (Room L142)|
|1:00p-2:00p||The DO's and DONT'S how to provide 24/7 support with out being there 24/7, Poland, Handoko, Utterl||AV Technologies and the Smart Classroom, Curtis, Woo||Plagiarism Detection Software: Is It All You Need?, Kaul, Jones||Customizing LexisNexis Web Courses To Your Needs, Malone||The West Education Network – Advanced Session, Swenson, Nickles||Aggregation & Syndication - information overload control and exchange with RSS (Rich Site Summary), Samson|
Break - leftover desert from lunch, fresh coffee though
|2:30p-3:30p||Simple Techniques for Using Technology Effectively in Your Teaching, Seibel||Choosing
a Learning Management System, Eichen
||Electronic Seating Chart: Case Study, Gurthet, Maestre||Electronic Discovery 101 (LexisNexis Applied Discovery), Holland||Extended Legal Information Resources on the Web: Looking Beyond Traditional Research Skills, Weiner, Hassett, Roberge, Long||Automating Student Laptop Configurations, McFarlane, Gorrell|
Break - ice cream, you scream, we all scream for ice scream
|4:00p-5:00p||Legal sims: from EverQuest to Ardcalloch (and back again), Maharg||A Decade After Dayton, Noble, Parker, Mayer, Staudt||Using Video to Explore Critical Cases - What Works, What's at Stake, and Technical Details, Miller, Shoemaker||Anyway You Want It: lexis.com Delivery Options, Lodge||My Lawschool.Westlaw.com, Shenk||Blogs: An All Purpose Tool for Web Management, Publishing and Research, Liebert, Niedringhaus|
Unhealthy HOT Breakfast (eggs, cheese, bacon, cholesterol, i.e. "Adkins/heart attack special")
|9:30a-1030||Converting/Creating a Distance Law Course, Martin||Student Privacy Rights Under the Buckley Amendment, Winn, Pak||ABA Standards for Law School Technology, What are they and what should they be?, Ahlers, Cervenka||How to Encourage Faculty to Use Online Resources, Vallandingham, Sherwood||Conceptual Frameworks in Legal Research Instruction: Where Pedagogy and Design Principles Meet to Make Better Tutorials and Presentations, Callister||Members of LawLUG will be available all day except during the 11-12 session to demonstrate the CALI-oppix Bootable CD and discuss topics on Linux and other informal topics of interest to technophiles.|
|11:00-12:00p||Making Simulations More Effective: Using Offline Web Cameras with Notebook Computers to Enhance Student Learning in Skills Courses, Farmer, Williams||Exploring the 'it' in IT, Banks, Keyser||The CALI/Knoppix Bootable CD for Student Tech Support, Beiber||Putting
Your Best Foot Forward: Redesign and Management of the
Public Law School Website, Danilenko, Carpenter
|Create Your Own Web Lectures (HANDS-ON LIMITED TO 24 FACULTY), Martin (PC L AB IN LIBRARY, LOWER LEVEL)||See above|
Box Lunch - sandwich, pickle, chips, cookie, some lame fruit
|Formation of the CALI Technical Board (CTB), Masters, Mayer||
|1:00-2:00p||Is It Time for a Legal Technology Curriculum?, Miller, Hirsh, Donnely, Seibel||The Changing Japanese Legal Education System, Nakaami||XML: What is it GOOD FOR and What are all those fscking angle brackets?, Bruce and Heywood (oh my)||Managing Student Organization Websites, Jones, Young, Phillips||Workshop to Create Your Own Quizzes using CALI-Author, (HANDS ON-LIMITED TO 24 FACULTY), Quentel (PC L AB IN LIBRARY, LOWER LEVEL)||See above|
|2:30-3:30p||Webcasts and VLEs: the alternative to the box under the bed..., Maharg, McKellar||Network Intrusion Detection Software, Ryan||Towards a Socratic Method Support (Assist) System, Sakurai, Yoshino||How to Create and Teach a Law Practice Technology Class Part II - Learning What you Need to Teach, Gerber||See above|
See you Next Year in Chicago at Chicago-Kent College of Law
THURSDAY - JUNE 17, 2004
"...Since discovering the net in 1993, the things I’ve spent my time thinking through, working on, and writing about have varied widely.
I have been a producer, programmer, professor, designer, author, consultant, sometimes working with people who wanted to create a purely intellectual or aesthetic experience online, sometimes working with people who wanted to use the internet to sell books or batteries or banking.
While doing this work, I have always written about whatever interested me at the time: the philosophical characteristics of WAP; the change Napster portends for internet architecture; the price of information in a system with no delivery bottleneck; the approach to representation of 3D space in shoot-’em-up games; the effects of the British Empire on the use of English on the net; the particular brand of lies favored by new media marketers.
I have pursued these things with no particular goal other than clarifying for myself what it is I think. There is no grand scheme there, no central goal, no master plan..."
"...Situated software isn't a technological strategy so much as an attitude about closeness of fit between software and its group of users, and a refusal to embrace scale, generality or completeness as unqualified virtues. Seen in this light, the obsession with personalization of Web School software is an apology for the obvious truth -- most web applications are impersonal by design, as they are built for a generic user. Allowing the user to customize the interface of a Web site might make it more useful, but it doesn't make it any more personal than the ATM putting your name on the screen while it spits out your money..."
"...So what happens next? If what I'm seeing is not transitory or limited to a narrow set of situations, then we'll see a rise in these small form-fit applications. This will carry some obvious downsides, including tying the developers of such applications to community support roles, and shortening the useful lifespan of the software made in this way.
Expectations of longevity, though, are the temporal version of scale -- we assume applications should work for long periods in part because it costs so much to create them. Once it's cheap and easy to throw together an application, though, that rationale weakens. Businesses routinely ask teams of well-paid people to put hundreds of hours of work creating a single PowerPoint deck that will be looked at in a single meeting. The idea that software should be built for many users, or last for many years, are cultural assumptions not required by the software itself.
Indeed, as a matter of effect, most software built for large numbers of users or designed to last indefinitely fails at both goals anyway. Situated software is a way of saying "Most software gets only a few users for a short period; why not take advantage of designing with that in mind?"
This, strangely, is a kind of progress, not because situated software will replace other kinds of applications, but because it mostly won't. For all the value we get out of the current software ecosystem, it doesn't include getting an application built for a handful of users to use for a few months. Now, though, I think we're starting to see a new software niche, where communities get form-fit tools for very particular needs, tools that fail most previous test of design quality or success, but which nevertheless function well, because they are so well situated in the community that uses them."
This program will focus on restricting access
to computing resources that are generally "unlocked" and discuss
the implications of decisions
Discussion will include various technical
methods for imposing rules on users. Finally we will consider the practical,
day-to-day effects, the
The Scout Portal Toolkit is used to provide
web based databases of legal materials. There are many ways for the technologically
sophisticated and the well
My web based database is Law Scout http://lawscout.uakron.edu/ and here is a blurb I received...
How can scripting help the network administrator? What kind of utilities can you make out of scripting using the built in features of Windows 2000/XP. Talk about the use of ADSI, WMI, WSH, VB, ASP.
Today's litigation calls for a more effective and efficient approach to client representation during discovery. As corporate counsel increase their litigation budgets, they are also becoming savvier in their selection of primary counsel - focusing on counsel who demonstrate an ability to reduce costs and strategically handle the challenges associated with discovery. To this end, legal professionals are recognizing the importance of conducting investigative research during discovery.
The vast amount of information available online, both free to the user and by subscription, can make such efforts difficult. Ultimately, the overwhelming number of search engines and other tools can render the researcher less productive than hoped. LexisNexis understands the frustration experienced by researchers and has responded by creating a new tool that makes such investigation more effective and efficient. In particular, LexisNexis has unveiled a litigation profiling tool that leverages court records information to uncover the full litigation history of the key players in litigation - CourtLink Strategic Profiles. The ability to profile a judge, opposing counsel and litigants litigation history is increasingly becoming a critical component of the discovery effort. This program provides exposure to this new technology and offers real best practices from firms throughout the country that are enhancing their approach to litigation through strategic profiling.
- June 17 - 10:30-11:30a / [SLIDES]
Despite widespread availability of information retrieval systems in law, evaluation of large commercial legal information retrieval systems (such as Lexis and Westlaw) has been problematic. This session describes a preliminary attempt to develop an alternative method of legal information retrieval evaluation based upon Activity Theory. Law school Lexis and Westlaw users were examined. The data was interpreted with a focus on breakdowns in user interaction with the system. An easy to administer methodology which librarians can use to get a feel for how their information systems are performing for their users will be discussed.
This session flips the usual discussion of how the use of CALI lessons improves one's teaching and discuss instead how authoring CALI lessons improves one's teaching. Based on my experience authoring CALI lessons, I will talk about how writing those lessons improved my teaching by forcing me to deal fully with the following issues in a systematic way:
C. Steven Bradford
This presentation seeks to share the ways
in which the Courtrooms and ancillary technologies have contributed in
the incorporation of Court
Brent L. Johnson,
J. Manuel Ocasio
This program will present an overview of and detailed techniques for both importing graphics into CALI lessons and creating graphics for CALI lessons from digitally scanned materials. While focusing on using graphics in CALI Author, the techniques covered will be useful for anybody who wants to learn more about using graphics in general.Specific topics will include:
The program will include sample portions of actual CALI lessons and demonstrations of the techniques discussed using Adobe Photoshop. A hand-out will be provided with a detailed set of step-by-step instructions for the tips and techniques discussed in this program.
- June 17 - 1:00-2:00p / [SLIDES]
/ webcast /
Instead of the usual habit of saving documents
to a hard drive, Microsoft wants you to place them in server-based collaborative
"work spaces",with document control features,that can be accessed
by multiple people.
What is a portal really? We’ll show you what we think a portal should be. The Vanderbilt Law School is deploying its second generation Intranet Portal built on Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server 2003 August 1st, 2004. We also have built a custom SQL data warehouse and various applications that are accessed through the portal. We call the complete suite of applications and data warehouse PECO. (The PE stands for people and CO stands for courses.) We will briefly demonstrate how we leverage PECO data through the portal. We will strive to make this presentation as much as a demonstration as possible of the many different features, services, and customizations, that the Law School's Portal has to offer. Some of those are as follows:
Did you know that you can now run searches based on a single LexisNexis headnote? Or access prior research activity on lexis.com up for up to 30 days? This session will highlight these and other ease of use improvements recently added to LexisNexis at www.lexis.com . These productivity enhancements will be showcased in the context of common research questions that law students face.
StatutesPlus is the most integrated online system for thorough, on-point analysis. Now you can find, verify, read and interpret statutes with amazing efficiency. Notes of Decisions, Legislative History, Library References and so much more are just a click away. Learn how the power of the West research system is multiplied for complete statute interpretation in significantly less time than on any other service.
Over the past 4 years, we have been searching
for a way to securely distribute course books, packs and other digital
material for our students. Up until recently, we have hit numerous barriers.
Publishers have been reluctant to provide digital content because of the
numerous copyright, distribution and usage problems.
" BookLocker" is a next-generation infrastructure
that allows a secure solution for publishers to distribute, manage and
update digital content while providing users a portable, friendly experience
spanning multiple electronic devices including laptops, desktops, PDA's,
tablets, smart phones and televisions.
We are going to discuss our analysis of our old information system and the upgrades that ensued, going in-depth into the decision making process and some of the technical problems that we encountered.
This session will highlight current and anticipated
tablet PCs features that may have application for students and/or instructors
June Hsiao Liebert
Ms. Good's presentation will demonstrate the educational technologies used to teach an Online Immigration Law Research Seminar taught in the fall of 2003 at Boston College Law School. The course took place within WebCT and relied on the discussion board, video, readings, and problem sets to deliver the course content. The presentation will detail the pedagogical and technological issues raised when creating an online course. Although the online course covered immigration research materials, the instructor's approach may be applied to any subject. The presentation will also cover compliance with the ABA's guidelines on distance education.
Ms. Buxton's presentation will cover the areas
of the technology and its application, pedagogical issues, and the specific
development, implementation and teaching of the online Advanced Legal
Research unit. The technology utilised is a version of a more generic
educational technology called InterLearn, which has been specifically
tailored for Law (and is called LEX), and the online unit we would discuss
Irene R. Good
The session will look at the development of an interactive website on the LAMP platform using PHP Fusebox as the development platform and CSS for layout control. I will touch on the use of CVS to manage code, explain the security model for the site, review specific examples of how requiring registration is used to drive content presented to visitors, and demonstrate the power of CSS in controlling the look of the site. I will expose and demonstrate the function of the working code for the CALI website, including visitor interactivity and database functionality. Those with a background in PHP, MySQL, CSS, and Apache will get the most from the session.
The West Education Network (TWEN) is an electronic extension of the classroom, integrating academic tools, Westlaw research, and other resources in an online environment. TWEN technology can accommodate the widest range of teaching styles and subject concentrations. It is also sufficiently pliable for a multitude of activities, including faculty publishing materials, grading, quizzing, submitting and revising assignments, distributing information, emailing, calendaring, and much more. Westlaw’s Anna Guerra will demonstrate how to create an online course using TWEN. Professor Steve Nickles will share his experiences as a TWEN user.
This session explores the dimensions of the offshore outsourcing of US IT jobs to India, China and other countries. What impact will this movement among American technology companies have upon the market for IT jobs and wages for IT workers? How will law school IT jobs be affected by this growing trend? Mr.. Marcus Courtney, President of the Washington Alliance of Technology Workers, will be exploring these and other issues.
Robert M. Linz
- June 17 - 4:00-5:00p / [TOP]
As a computer user, what risks do you assume when something goes wrong? If someone pretends to be you, and sends email or spreads a virus as if they were you, are you responsible for damages?
As an IT professional, how do you treat personal or sensitive
law school information or email? Is it ever "ok" to read someone's
Should your law school "police" what programs are running on a law school computer?
Is it unethical to distribute a computer program that seems to do one thing, but actually does something else (collects personal data)?
Is hacking or distributing viruses illegal, immoral, or unethical? How do you punish those who break the rules?
Finally, what are some of the relevant facts that help make for good decision making in CyberEthics?
These and related topics will be discussed in this program.
Learning Objects are units of different types
of educational materials that can be used "as is" or combined
with other objects to produce high quality teaching and learning products.
Learning Objects are intended to be “reusable” and could easily
be combined with other objects to produce instructional components such
as lessons and exercises. These objects can be audio and video clips,
simulations, graphics and animations, text files, PowerPoints and web
sites or any other digital media. We will present a model for a Legal
Learning Objects Library or Repository where these objects can be shared
between participants with the aim of producing high quality instructional
materials. The library would also include tools, templates, tips and hints
for developing different types of learning objects.
This summer, CALI is launching a new initiative called CODEC: Consortium for Distance Education from CALI. The goal is to create a web presence where law schools can post and find courses that are being offered for distance legal education between and among law schools. CODEC will also offer a series of articles on the codec website at codec.cali.org and regional workshops in how to create or convert courses into distance legal education. This session will cover the reasons behind the creation of CODEC and talk about some of the possible future areas that CODEC will address.
LexisNexis offers students a wealth of interactive tools and programs to help them deepen their research skills. Learn more about our interactive tutorials, LexisNexis skills certification program, law school home page and other tools that can help students better understand the legal research process and introduce them to search techniques that will help them complete their research assignments in the most efficient manner.
Integration Solutions tailors the features of Westlaw to specific research needs and integrates them to a web-based platform for user-friendly access and more efficient research. Integrate Westlaw functionality for your law school websites and web-based course management tools such as TWEN or Blackboard, create links to documents, search results, databases/database search boxes, and/or customized Westlaw pages. Current Awareness searching is simplified with West IntraClip and WestCitelink, included in the Westlaw Integration Solutions suite of products.
You volunteered to be on the building committee for your new law school project. Good for you! Now what? Jonathan will discuss the design process and how the architect and the user group work together. Topics will include an overview of the different phases of design with an emphasis on understanding project organization, establishing clear goals, incorporating diverse interests, communicating your priorities, documenting decisions, and making rational trade-offs when budget realities bite. Jonathan will draw from his experiences during the planning and design of the William H. Gates Hall School of Law.
Friday - June 18, 2004
We have the technology today to record details of everything we do or observe. We also have the storage capacity to keep that information around forever and to access it and organize it in different ways. In our lifetime these technologies may even become affordable to be commonly used and deployed. The talk will demo some of these technologies that have been developed in Microsoft Research and encourage the audience to think about their potential impact on our society and the role that this community would like to play in shaping the use and adoption of such technologies.
Bibliometrics is a discipline that studies disciplines by analyzing their associated literatures in quantitative terms. This session presents some basic bibliometric analyses of American case law, from the earliest reports to the present. Various insights into the growth and development of American law will be offered based on counts of cases, headnotes, classifications, and citations.
Dr. Dan Dabney
- June 18 - 10:30-11:30a / [SLIDES]
With the proliferation of student laptop computers and wireless access, faculty long for the return of simple manageable distractions like crossword puzzles and the distribution of hand-written notes. Today is the era of “Digital Distraction”: where web-surfing, instant messaging, trading stocks or playing solitaire all happen on the same screen students use to take notes. Come learn how Software Secure’s Classmate product is bringing focus back to the classroom by eliminating the digital distraction and facilitating the responsible incorporation of computers in to the learning process.
Software Secure’s Classmate enables faculty to know that students are using their computers for class work and not surfing the net, instant messaging their friends or playing games. Classmate empowers the professor to determine how computers are used in class. This simple to use software provides faculty with the flexibility to determine when and how computers are used in class. With a click of a mouse, Faculty can peel back layers of computing functionality like an onion: restricting access only to word-processing for taking notes, providing access to other desktop tools, providing access to the internet, distributing real-time polls and surveys, whatever level of technical sophistication the professor desires.
Learn how Software Secure is helping faculty take back control of the classroom while simultaneously providing students access to technology that is improving the learning process.
Douglas M. Winneg
Frustrated at the time it takes to get legal clinic students in up to speed in technical areas of the law? Expert Systems can help students successfully navigate technical areas of the law, more quickly, and with fewer mistakes. They can also reduce the demands on staff lawyers at the beginning of term at legal clinics.
While Expert Systems can be a helpful tool in the legal clinic setting, they can also be costly to purchase, and to setup. This is why we have pursued an Open Source model for both the creation on the Expert System software, and potentially for knowledge put into the software.
During the session we will do the following:
Are your faculty resistant to new technologies? Is everyone too busy to "try out" the latest improvements? Time to drum up "clients". All the great technological advancements at hand don't mean a hill of beans if your faculty don't use them and the students don't benefit from them. Since faculty and staff can be wary of what's new, you have to "bang the drum" to draw people to the technology... to get it in their hands and into the classroom. Get technological solutions in front of their faces by marketing to your target audience, the faculty. Flash, A/V, PowerPoint, Internet, Blackboard, RSS, Tablet PCs, PDAs... the list grows everyday and if the target audience has never been sold on it... it will never sell.
Three experienced law professors have surveyed their own schools and conducted a similar survey for all professors. They will reveal their finding and observations leading to a discussion of what, if anything, should be done.
Joseph M. Grohman
A panel will examine the issues surrounding
the selection of a document format for delivering a legal digital collection
on the web. The pros and cons of different document formats including
PDF, XML, HTML, DjVu, JPEG and Tiff will be examined. Two of the panel
members will discuss their own experiences with creating legal digital
libraries using some of these formats. Audience members will be encouraged
to discuss their experiences with and opinions about these formats and
legal collections. The panel will focus on low-cost and open-source software
when discussing solutions for presenting, searching, and creating these
formats. The main topics the panel wishes to start discussion on are:
Dr. Luc Vincent
- June 18 - LUNCH /[TOP]
Please join Extegrity for an informal session on exam software.
Meet and discuss >
Whether you're just getting started with exam software, or shopping for a better fit, we welcome you. Extegrity's president, Greg Sarab, a leader in our field since 1995 (remember Examinator?), will host a Q&A session and discussion on Exam4 and the impact of computers on law school and bar exams.
Electronic exam collection >
We will be demonstrating our ExamSubmitter/Receiver system that instantly collects, validates and sorts exams into folders ready for printing. ExamReceiver installs in seconds on your own hardware, and utilizes existing networks with no special setup, completely eliminating floppy disks from the exam process.
Extegrity cordially invites you to come meet and mingle with your colleagues who have been using Exam4, ask questions, and enjoy an iced espresso drink.
This session will focus on two main themes. The first segment will contain both a discussion and best practices guide for the following areas: know the limits of your contract and 24/7 support, how to keep users informed, who and how do users notify IT staff and defining the core services. The second segment will explore how to monitor and fix network services remotely by focusing on the following:
Our goal is to provide you with some primary tools and information about 24/7 support, then depending on your institution endow you with the ability to hopefully address those situations remotely.
The classroom has been transformed over the years into a multimedia bonanza blitz of electronics from the time of an “advanced” slide projector to WiFi. Perspectives may differ depending on who you talk to but the understanding from A/V and I.T. is that support of the electronics is still the biggest issue after the installations.
This program will discuss:
Larry R. Curtis
W. Ken Woo
There is considerable concern about plagiarism in law schools, and systems such as Turnitin.com and EVE2 are sometimes seen as quick means of detection. In this program, the speakers will discuss what these (and other) systems do and do not do, and how they fit into an overall process of plagiarism detection. The speakers will also discuss the use of Westlaw and Lexis products that can be used for detection. Both speakers have done extensive, in-depth investigations of alleged plagiarism. They use plagiarism detection software initially, but then do their own research to finalize the investigation.
Judith A. Kaul
Make your LexisNexis Web Course a more effective component of your teaching efforts by customizing it to your course. In this session you’ll learn how to...
..and use other features that can help you present your online course materials more successfully.
The West Education Network (TWEN) is an electronic extension of the classroom, integrating academic tools, Westlaw research, and other resources in an online environment. This session is for TWEN users that want to take their skills to the next level. Join your colleagues in a discussion of advanced TWEN features, or provide feedback and share ideas for features you would like added.
The simplest form of XML will be introduced.
An XML template for RSS (with embedded instructions for webmasters) will
be provided. Clients and server
Incorporating technology into your teaching can sometimes seem like rocket science - but it doesn't have to be. There are simple things, program features, techniques, and tools that you can easily and quickly learn, use, and that will deliver great benefits for you and your students. These don't require you to make sacrifices to the geek gods either.
I will demonstrate some of these techniques, teach a member of the audience the basics of a new program and have that person then demonstrate their mastery to the group by using the program during a discussion of the roadblocks to using technology in our courses. Finally, there will be time for everyone to share their experiences, good and bad, with the use of technology.
The choice of a Learning Management System (LMS) is one of the most interesting and critical decisions made by technology managers. While this session briefly presents the well known commercial alternatives (TWEN, Lexis, WebCT, Blackboard, Moodle, etc.), it focuses on how to make this decision. What are the questions to ask so the LMS chosen and the way in which it is implemented align with the core values in your school. The relationship between LMS and both educational portals and library systems and the question of whether to build or buy will also be discussed.
[This presentation is a case study of how Santa Clara University Law School developed and implemented a "home-grown" online photo roster / seating chart for law faculty in the classroom. It includes user management, class schedules, faculty, and other information. By importing student information and associating these students with the existing class schedule, we are able to provide our faculty with an effective way of printing photo roosters, seating charts and communicating with students. During this presentation, we will review the challenges of creating a custom solution and our future plans for development. Please Note: This presentation will be most useful for law schools that have access to staff (or consultants) with the expertise to build a custom solution.
Litigation related activities comprise a significant portion of legal activities for law firms, corporations and government agencies, and discovery is a major component and an expensive part of that process. In just a few short years, electronic discovery has evolved from a tool employed in only the largest, most document-intensive cases into a mainstream practice that plays a role in many cases. In this session, you’ll learn about LexisNexis Applied Discovery's electronic discovery solutions that allow customers to improve costs and results over traditional methods of document review.
- June 18 - 2:30-3:30p / [SLIDES]
Advances in web-based technologies are providing increased accessibility to extended information through commercial, academic, and governmental websites. As it has not been widely available until recently, the use of extended information, much of it statistical in nature, has not generally been incorporated into legal research instruction. As more extended information becomes available, consideration should be given to the skills needed by students and practitioners to synthesize this data to make effective use of all available legal information resources.
This program will use case examples to present:
How to setup a system that will enable you to push out software/patches/settings to student laptops without ever touching the machine, or giving complex instructions to students.
Jack Balkin's recent piece on virtual worlds (http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/jbalkin/articles/virtual_liberty1.pdf) is yet one more example of the emergence of virtual worlds as legal, economic and cultural entities that deserve serious consideration by real world analysts. Legal education has been slow to discover that virtual simulation is a valuable method of learning about the law, the legal profession and its transactions. In this presentation I shall demonstrate how the Glasgow Graduate School of Law (GGSL) has used virtual simulation to enhance student learning in a postgraduate professional practice course. The tour will include some of the online tools that students and staff used within the simulated environment; learning theory that guided the Learning Technologies Development Unit within the GGSL, and feedback from the users.
A panel discussion, with each panelist taking a different section of the Dayton/Mead Data Report (1993) and looking at what was predicted, what came true. Then making bold predictions for the next decade.
Ronald W. Staudt
Distinctive Aspects of American Law is a Duke Law course that uses critical Supreme Court cases to teach international LLM students about the unique qualities of the United States legal system. Many of these cases are also taught in other areas of the curriculum. The intent of this project, conceived by Professor Tom Metzloff at Duke Law, has been to provide multimedia content for the introduction and discussion of these cases. Such content supports alternative learning styles and provides a richer context for the consideration of the legal issues.
The core undertaking has been to produce short documentaries
that include interviews with those directly involved in the cases. The
documentaries provide succinct analyses of the issues and of the impact
on plaintiff and defendant.
This session will highlight new and flexible LexisNexis document delivery options. You’ll learn how to...
Learn about the changes to lawschool.westlaw.com. My lawschool.westlaw.com will provide access to information that is pertinent to the individual student. No more searching for TWEN courses, training dates, or contact information: it will all be in one place. This session will also explore the new streamlined approach to research on the Law School tab. We will cover how to manage and personalize tabs as well as highlight the new tabs that will be added to Westlaw this fall.
You may have heard of a blog, but what exactly is it and why should you care? Blogs are much more than just the latest fad. Blogging is the art of easily and instantly updating a web page. Blogging requires very little technical skill and updates can be made via posts that resemble emails or via audblog - an audio updating system. You will learn how to use blogs as an information resource, how to view blogs, how to set up your own blog, and how to use use blogging software to allow others to update a web page.
June Hsiao Liebert
Saturday - June 19, 2004
- June 19 - 9:30-10:30a / [SLIDES] /
The ABA accreditation rules now allow 1/3
of the credits for any classroom-based course to rest on work done through
a full range of distance learning approaches and 12 credits of the total
required for graduation to be earned in fully online courses. This new
distance option poses several intersecting questions for most existing
courses: 1) Are there components of this course that might be delivered
effectively online or via disk? 2) Are there compelling reasons to attempt
conversion of the entire course to a distance format? 3) How might one
approach the conversion of all or part of the course for distance delivery?
The Federal Buckley Amendment as well as many state laws grant students broad privacy rights that cover many aspects of computer assisted instruction. The application of state and federal privacy laws to computer assisted instruction may produce some results faculty and administators find surprising. This program will outline what privacy rights students have today, consider their application to online learning environments, and suggest techniques to help faculty and administrators recognize which student online learning records may require special handling.
Jane K. Winn
This program will briefly discuss current ABA standards for technology and how to adequately prepare the self-study before ABA sabbatical visits, and how to talk to site inspectors during the visit. We will then explore with the audience what the ABA standards should be for technology. The ABA continually revises its standards, so suggestions and comments will be forwarded to the ABA via its Library Committee.
Glen-Peter Ahlers, Sr.
In times of soaring prices and shrinking or
stagnant budgets, librarians must make difficult decisions about collection
development. Electronic resources seem to solve many perennial problems
faced by librarians who must find space for increasing print collections,
Come listen to two Faculty
Services Librarians talk about their experiences with faculty use of electronic
materials and learn how to
- June 19 - 9:00-10:30a / [SLIDES]
Presentation will (i) demonstrate the pedagogical importance of frameworks for problem solving and systemic understanding of legal research, (ii) illustrate how to utilize frameworks in the design of Web tutorials and presentations with respect to legal research instruction, (iii) lead exercises designed to help workshop participants invent and create frameworks of their own.
PAUL D. CALLISTER
- June 19 - 11:00-12:00p / [SLIDES]
Larry Farmer and Gerry Williams and have put together an innovative application of web camera technology that significantly enhances their ability to capture digital video of student performance (1) on simultaneously conducted, in-class exercises and (2) in separately scheduled out-of-class exercises. A remarkable feature of this method is that it requires virtually no computer or media services staff time while providing students with digital video recordings of all simulation exercises, whether simultaneously conducted in-class or separately out-of-class. In addition to allowing for general recording of all student exercises, the method they have developed makes all video files quickly available for student, TAs and the course instructor review.
Gerald R. Williams
As technology has become more pervasive in academia, IT personnel have been asked to do almost everything at one time or another. In addition to traditional IT roles, IT is often asked to assist with project management, facilities management, communications, HR and a host of other tasks. As support needs have escalated, often without a corresponding increasing in staff or budget, the strain on dedicated and talented IT staff has increased. Many individuals and departments have been forced to re-evaluate their institutional roles. This talk will explore the role of IT and IT administration in our institutions. We will attempt to explore the "it" IT should be doing and what we should expect and demand from our constituents and administrations.
Harold Bieber and Daniel Nagy will present a demonstration of a customized version of Knoppix, Cali-oppix. Knoppix is a stand alone bootable version of Linux with a GUI interface. The entire OS and associated programs are compressed and stored on one CD and create a RAM disk when booted. The CALI-ized version of the Knoppix distribution was created with the intention to provide both helpdesk tools and network diagnostic/security tools. The demonstration will go over some of the functionality of CALI-oppix, such as how to recover data from a bad NTFS partition and how map your network.
- June 19 - 11:00-12:00p / [SLIDES]
Is it time to refresh your website or rethink your strategy for handling updates? We’ve all discovered that the technology is (relatively) easy, but the process can be challenging. Learn how to cope with the entire project life cycle including defining goals and scope, engaging stakeholders for input, setting a timeline and budget, choosing a content management system, developing new content processes, migrating to the new site, rolling out the new site, and educating the end-users.
What lessons were learned? What differences and similarities are there between a private and public institution?
Saturday - June 19
- 11:00-12:00p //[TOP]
- June 19 - 12:00-1:00p /[TOP]
CALI needs your technical assistance. We have a lot of software projects and new web services that we plan to roll out over the next several years and there are times when “many eyes will make the bugs shallow”. We want to form a CALI Technical Board made up of volunteers (like the CALI Editorial Board) that will be willing to take on small assignments of testing software, reviewing interfaces and submitting bugs or feature requests.
As an incentive for participation, we will assign a point value to each project and members of the CTB that complete the assignment will receive points that can be redeemed for cash or prizes at the end of the calendar year.
Grab your lunch and come to this informal session to discuss the formation of the CTB and offer your ideas and input.
- June 19 - 12:00-1:00p /[TOP]
For the past 120 years legal education in the United States has been fundamentally unchanged, even while the practice of law has been revolutionized by information technology. The ideal of the Socratic method is still dominant in first year and many upperclass courses. Clinical and practice courses have expanded since the early 1980's and often include a technology component. Nevertheless, although state-of-the-art technology is now commonplace in law offices, most federal courthouses, and some state courtrooms, there has been little coordinated effort to contextualize the importance of technology for law students. The panelists will address the question whether it is time to define and promulgate a legal technology curriculum, and will invite audience members to contribute to their thoughts as well.
Kenneth J. Hirsh
This is a compact session about Japanese law and Japanese legal education. Japanese law schools, which are significantly modeled on U.S. law schools, started in April 2004. Existing law faculties and graduate schools of law stand side by side with them. This session has two main themes; how the Japanese legal education system is changing and how legal research is taught at law schools now. It also contains a basic introduction to Japanese law and the legal system.
Japan has 68 law schools and 5,767 law students in the first year. Do those law schools guarantee legal education of high quality? How many law students can actually become lawyers? Does the emergence of the law school result in the decline of the law faculty? How should Japanese law be taught in class? Does the high-tech country of Sony, NEC and Toshiba also provide brilliant computer-based legal education systems for those law students? Do the law professors have full command of legal databases and other computer tools? The session focuses on current and potential problems of the Japanese legal education system.
Tom and John will talk about some XML projects they have been working on and knowledge and learning will be imparted to all.
In this presentation, a panel of three speakers will discuss how they manage student organization web sites in their law schools. Methods used include having the law school I.T. Department responsible for updating sites to having student organization members update organization web sites using branded templates. Panelists will demonstrate how students update organization sites and will discuss policy implications, student training, buy-in by student organization members, and how students are retained as content publishers.
Darcy L. Jones
- June 19 - 1:00-2:00p /[TOP]
This is a hands-0n workshop limited to 24 participants in the computer lab.
You can use CALI-Author to create your own quizzes that you can use to track the progress of your distance learning students (or your in-class students for that matter). I will show you how to write your own multiple choice quizzes and upload them to the CALI server where students can take the quizz and you can view the individual scores and in aggregate. This is a BRAND NEW feature and service from CALI. Be the first to see it and try it out.
CALI has an enormous number of new services and products for law schools and there are quite a number of interesting projects in the works. This is an informal session where you cna learn about some of CALI's new projects and discuss future directions for CALI as well as talk about ideas for next year's conference. Audience participation is mandatory.
Webcasts are becoming increasingly common on the internet and on law school intranets. They are easier to produce than before, and would appear to be ideal for distance-learning. However our experience with webcast technologies, and the integration of them with virtual learning environments (over 21 projects during the past three years), has revealed both the strengths and the weaknesses of using this medium for learning and teaching. In this brief workshop presentation we shall present the some of the results of our experience, together with the data from a longitudinal study of webcast use by students on two f2f courses in procedural law.
- June 19 - 2:30-3:30p /[TOP]
Tom will talk about network tools and utilties that help you defend your network from attacks and find out IF you have been attacked in the first place.
Japan has just in this April settled a new legal education system of graduate schools of law as professional schools similar to the American law school model. In those schools, professors are newly trying to apply Socratic methods instead of lecture methods which have been applied traditionally in Japanese undergraduate law schools. Japanese law professors do not have experience with Socratic methods in law education. We are therefore building a Socratic method support (assist) system which might help professors as well as students to educate and learn law efficiently, especially in terms of promoting creative legal minds.
Main (purpose of) functions of the system are (1) for professors to prepare series of questions and possible answers relating teaching objectives in the system, (2) for students to think and give their answers to the questions which are presented by the system according to their previous answers, (4) for professors to give comments on students answers afterwards, (5) for students to improve their answers and thoughts according to professors comments and (6) for professors to gather student’s answers to prepare the possible answers for the next time teaching. This system can be used in classes guided by professors as well as at home by students alone.
Description about the functions and structure of the system and the constructing way of the system, in terms of programming. (by Seiichiro)
The use of this system would be more effective in comparison to traditional, non-mechanical Socratic method in that: (a) Socratic dialogs do not disappear after the class but recorded as digital data, which can be used for future education, (b) not a few representative students but all students at the class, or even out of the class, ca