DALL Institute at SMU Law This Year!!

DALL Institute to be held April 28th at the SMU College of Law

DALL Institute – Friday, 28 April

SMU Dedman School of Law

Hillcrest Room, Underwood Law Library (first floor)

Registration will be $25 (covers lunch and parking)

Registration deadline will be Friday 21 April (so we have time to order the parking permits)

Please let us know on the RSVP link below if you need a guest parking permit. Only need one if you are carpooling! Parking Directions will be provided closer to the event.



Noon to 12:30 check in

12:30 to 1:50 pm Lunch and Keynote
Introductions: Edward T. Hart, DALL President
AALL Greetings
Keynote Speaker: Allen Pusey – Senior Editor, Texas Lawbook, former editor and publisher of ABA Journal
Program: Fake News: A Love Affair—Why ‘Fake News’ is more dangerous when it isn’t

2:00- 3:00 Program 1
Speakers: Cassie DuBay, Kevin Miles, and Shanna Pritchett
Program: Practice-Ready”: It’s what everyone in the legal field is talking about, from the ABA to private employers. But for academic librarians to effectively teach legal research skills, they need a clear understanding of the research expectations and technologies faced in practice. To bridge this gap, past AALL programs have included conversations between academic, firm, and government librarians discussing research skills, expectations, and more. This program continues that conversation at the local level.

3:00 Program 2
Speakers: Stewart Caton and Edward Hart
Program: Incorporating research instruction into doctrinal classes helps students develop legal information literacy, connecting their understanding of legal information with the law they are learning. Attendees will hear how UNT Dallas College of Law adopted a graduation requirement calling for students to complete research lessons (called research segments) during their upper class studies, and how the librarians partnered with doctrinal faculty to carry out assessments of students.

3:45-4:15 Break

4:15 – 5:00 Program 3
Speaker: Luis Campos of Haynes Boone
Program: The Role of Soft Law in International Law and Business: A Compelling Case for Non-Binding Law, Sources, and Materials

5:00 – Closing


Ed Hart, DALL President 2016-17

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