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The 28th Annual CALI Conference for Law School Computing
June 7 & 8, 2018
American University Washington College of Law
Washington DC


Wednesday June 6, 2018 pre-conference activities
  • Sponsor setup at American University Washington College of Law. 1pm – 7pm
  • Conference check-in at American University Washington College of Law. 3pm – 7pm
  • Speaker Meeting (optional) at American in room NT08. 6pm - 6:30pm
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Friday, June 8 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Law student technology competency - how do we pay for it?

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Most of us agree that the majority of law students need some level of technology education in order to in order to be competent to practice law under Rule 1.1 of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct. As of February 2018, 28 states have adopted an explicit duty of technology competency and other states have indicated that their broader competency rule would encompass technology competency.
We can debate whose responsibility it is to provide technology education but, for purposes of this discussion, we'll talk about those situations that the law school takes on some responsibility for it and how that is funded. If these are teaching and learning resources are they purchased by the library? What about the IT or law school budget? In this time of shrinking or flat budgets, where  do we find the money and what are we giving up instead? Hear from a panel of of your colleagues how different models are working at their institutions and join a discussion about possible ways  to prioritize and fund legal technology education and the pros and cons of each.
Level of knowledge: This session is suitable for all attendees, novice to expert.
Takeaways:  Attendees will leave the session with (a) an understanding of different options for where  legal technology education may find a home in the law school, (b) the pros and cons of each model, and (c) budgetary impacts of the various models.
Interested in joining the panel? Looking for IT, library,  faculty, and law school administration perspectives to share. 

Speakers
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Darin Fox

Associate Dean, University of Oklahoma Law Library
Darin Fox is Associate Dean and Director of the Law Library at the University of Oklahoma College since 2005. He previously served as Associate Dean, Director of Information Technology, and Computer Services Librarian at the University of Southern California Law School from 1994-2004... Read More →
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Kris Niedringhaus

Assoc Dean for Library & Info Services, Georgia State University College of Law
Kris Niedringhaus is Associate Dean for Library and Information Services at Georgia State University College of Law. Kris has been a library director for 12+ years and supervised law school IT for 8 of those years. She speaks and writes about management issues, legal research and... Read More →
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Michael Robak

University of St. Thomas School of Law
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Roger Skalbeck

Professor of Law, Richmond School of Law
Roger V. Skalbeck is a Professor of Law and the Associate Dean for Library and Information Services at the University of Richmond School of Law. He likes access to justice, technology, sushi, palindromes, and Euro board games.
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Carol Watson

Law Librarian, University of Georgia
Carol A. Watson has served as director of the UGA Law Library since 2010. She is responsible for the vision, leadership and management of all aspects of the law library including strategic planning, budgeting, collection development, technology and personnel. She has written extensively... Read More →


Friday June 8, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
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