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International Association of Law Libraries

Oct 3, 2012, 10am-4pm

The 31st Annual Course on International Law and Legal Information of the International Association of Law Libraries is taking place in Toronto from Sept. 30 to Oct. 4. It is jointly hosted by the Osgoode Hall Law School, York University Libraries and the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto.

The conference is taking place in Toronto for the first time and was hosted in Canada for the first time in Vancouver in 1997. Participants are law library directors, law professors and librarians working in academic, court, research and government libraries from Africa, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and North America. The theme of the conference is "Canada: The Cultural Mosaic and International Law" . Osgoode Hall Law School Dean Lorne Sossin will deliver the keynote address, while Chief Justice Beverly MacLaughlin will give a welcome address via video.

Other speakers at the conference include law professors from Osgoode and the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto. Delegates will spend a day at the newly renovated Osgoode Hall Law School. Former dean and Canadian constitutional law expert Peter Hogg will speak to delegates. A tour of the Osgoode Law Library will be given by the chief law librarian Louis Mirando, as well as an exclusive display of materials from the Rare & Special collections. York University donor, Donald Simpson, will also be on hand to speak to delegates about his fond collection, which is being housed at the Clara Thomas Archives & Special Collections of the York University Libraries. Law librarians from Osgoode and the University of Toronto; Yemisi Dina, Daniel Perlin, Sharon Wang, Sooin Kim, Susan Barker, as well as consultant Connie Crosbie have been working collaboratively in the last two years on the program.

For more information about the association and the conference, visit the International Association of Law Libraries conference website.


Location:Osgoode Hall Law School
Sponsor:Osgoode Hall Law School, York University Libraries, University of Toronto Faculty of Law
Posted by:Yemisi Dina
Web Sitehttp://www.iall.org/iall2012/
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