Call for Bloggers: AALL 2020

we_need_you_shutterstock_570489691It’s that time of the year–when we ask for volunteers to recap programs of AALL sessions of interest to the FCIL-SIS community.  With many employers imposing freezes on conference travel and others not being able to attend, it’s a wonderful way to share some of what you’re learning with your FCIL-SIS colleagues. In addition to Annual Meeting recaps, there are two pre-conference workshops that have been transitioned into a series or webinars that we encourage you to attend and to recap:

First up is the FCIL-SIS Civil Law Workshop on Tuesday, July 21st, comprised of four not-to-be-missed sessions led by your FCIL colleagues:

  • 10:00am CST: Introduction to Civil Law Jurisdictions: Traditions, Origins, and Terminology, with Marylin Raisch
  • 11:00am CST: The Role of Codes in Mixed and/or Civil Jurisdictions: Historical Traditions and Modern Developments, with Olivier Moreteau
  • 12:00pm CST: The Role of Cases in Mixed and/or Civil Jurisdictions: Historical Traditions and Modern Developments, with Xavier Beauchamp-Tremblay
  • 2:00pm CST: A 90 minute “mock class” on research from a civil law perspective, in which panelists Jennifer Allison, Katarina Daniels, and Janet Kearney will focus on Germany, Quebec, and New Orleans.

Also of note is the Instructional Design for Law Librarians Workshop, spread out over three days from July 28 to July 30th. There are sessions on everything from backward design to designing learner-centric syllabi to best practices in instructional design for accessibility, including two sessions by FCIL-SIS members:

  • July 28th from 1:00-2:15pm CST: Instructional Design: Empowering Foreign LLM Students to Learn and Thrive, with Jennifer Allison
  • July 30th from 1:00-2:30pm CST: An Introduction to Evidence-Based Instruction: Using Cognitive Theory to Improve Your Teaching, with Alyson Drake

As always, we are happy to have recaps of any or all programs you’re attending, but we’ve identified a few other programs from the regular conference programming the FCIL-SIS community might be particularly interested in reading about in a recap. Unfortunately, speaker information is not available at the time of publication, but we will update once it is.

  • Tuesday, July 14th from 12:00-1:00pm CST: Race, Responsibility, and Revolution: Difficult Conversations and a Call to Action
  • Wednesday, July 15th from 10:30-11:30am CST: Working From Home: Lost in Space, Home Alone, or Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • Wednesday, July 15th from 3:30-4:30pm CST: What the Japanese, the Swedes, and the Minimalists Can Teach Us About Legal Instruction
  • Thursday, July 16th from 12:00-1:00pm CST:  Fear and Loathing in Teaching Legal Research: Addressing Cultural Competence and Managing Implicit Bias
  • Thursday, July 16th from 3:30-4:30pm CST:  Law Library Neutrality in a Time of Political Upheaval

If you are interested in recapping any of the Annual Meeting or webinar sessions above or others not listed, please contact Alyson Drake or Jessica Pierucci.

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