Legal Information: Scholarship and Teaching – Boulder, CO

Colorado Law hosts the Second Boulder Summer Conference on Legal Information: Scholarship and Teaching July 8-10, 2010. The call for papers deadline is March 19, 2010.

The purpose of the conference is two-fold: to provide attendees with a forum to present works-in-progress and to brainstorm the implementation of the “signature pedagogy” for teaching legal research, as suggested by the 2007 Carnegie Report Educating Lawyers: Preparation for the Profession of Law and articulated in the Boulder Statement on Legal Research Education.The conference will be limited to 20 attendees. Each person attending will be expected to submit a draft work-in-progress in advance of the conference; attendees will be chosen from among those submitting their work. All drafts will be circulated to everyone attending to allow ample time for reading and thought. In addition, we strongly recommend that each person attending be familiar with the information found on pages 48-84 of the Carnegie Report. This and the Boulder Statement on Legal Research Education will be the basis of our discussion on legal research pedagogy.

There is no registration fee for the conference. All meals and breaks are provided by CU. Attendees are expected to cover their own transportation and lodging expenses; we will arrange for a University rate at one or more hotels within walking distance of the Law School. The Legal Information Conference will be held immediately prior to the 2010 AALL Annual Meeting and Conference, which will be nearby in Denver on July 10-13. We anticipate the Boulder Summer Conference will begin with an after-dinner reception Thursday evening, July 8, and conclude early Saturday afternoon, July 10, to avoid conflict with AALL activities.

To apply for the conference, please submit a draft project for consideration no later than March 19, 2010. The draft must be more than an outline (8-10 pages is sufficient) but need not be in publishable form. The subject of the work may be on any aspect of legal information, with preference given to papers dealing with legal information literacy. Conference invitations will be issued in early April. To apply, or for additional information, please contact Barbara Bintliff:

    Barbara Bintliff
    Nicholas Rosenbaum Professor of Law
    Director, William A. Wise Law Library
    University of Colorado at Boulder
    402 UCB, 2450 Kittredge Loop Drive
    Boulder, CO 80309
    voice: 303-492-1233
    fax: 303-492-2707
    barbara.bintliff [at]