January 13, 2009
Registration for China-U.S. Confernce on Legal Information & Law Libraries
It is time to register for the China United State Conference on Legal Information and Law Libraries in Beijing on May 27-30, 2009!
Registration forms for the Conference and the hotel can be found at:
A fact sheet with an estimate of the costs to attend can be found at:
Conference participants will learn about the Chinese and American law-making processes, legal print and online information resources and improve their knowledge in legal research methods in our respective countries. And most importantly, the Conference will promote opportunities for Chinese and American law libraries, law schools and individual law librarians to develop exchange and other cooperative programs in education, resource sharing, internships, consulting services, and other areas of mutual interest. We anticipate that at least 150 of China's 600 law schools will have representatives at this conference.
The program for the Conference is exceptional. Joan Howland and Kathie Price have crafted a wonderful program on the U.S. side and their Chinese counterparts are preparing an equally impressive program for us. All program sessions will be simultaneously translated to insure lively discussion and understanding by both U.S. and Chinese participants on many issues of importance to both countries. This will be a rare opportunity to bridge the gap between two very important legal cultures.
The Conference has high level and enthusiastic support from the Chinese legal education community. The official sponsor in China is the Guidance Commission of Legal Education of the Ministry of Education, PRC and is supported by the China Education Association for International Exchange (CEAIE) and China University of Political Science and Law. Other co-sponsors include the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) and the International Association of Law Libraries (IALL). A listing of the Conference Advisory Board and Steering Committee members and the detailed program schedule can be found at the Conference website.
The Conference will take place at the Fragrant Hills Empark Hotel located in a gorgeous scenic area in northwestern Beijing. This is a five star hotel complete with all the Western amenities, but priced very, very reasonably. Our Chinese hosts are planning grand events for us including formal opening ceremonies and a traditional Chinese closing banquet. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to join day-long escorted tours to the Great Wall, the Forbidden City and area law libraries on the two days prior to the Conference. Our colleague, Barbara Bintliff, is separately organizing a two week tour of China following the Conference.
The China-United States Conference on Legal Information and Law Libraries is a significant and unique opportunity for Chinese and U.S. law librarians. We hope that you can join us.
Stanford Law Library
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