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International Association of Law Libraries

  • IALL 2018 – Law in Luxembourg – Where Local Tradition Meets European and International Innovation

    October 11, 2018

    From Sunday September 30th to Wednesday October 3rd, 2018, the annual conference of the International Association of Law Libraries (IALL) took place in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in collaboration with the Max Planck Institute for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law (MPI LUX). The city of Luxembourg is home to many EU institutions. The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) is the best-known EU institution and iconic for the development of European legislation. Luxembourg was a forerunner and a strong supporter of European political and economic integration. Robert Schumann, the famous Luxembourg citizen, stood at the cradle of European unity. The theme of this year’s IALL Conference was “the law in Luxembourg where local traditions meet European and international innovation”. On Sunday 30 September the program started with a pre-conference workshop on robots in libraries.

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  • IALL Annual Course 2018

    March 27, 2018

    The Max Planck Institute is pleased to host the IALL 37th Annual Course “Law in Luxembourg – where local tradition meets European and international innovation”. Luxembourg embodies the constant development of European law by hosting the EU Parliament and Commission, and of course, the Court of Justice of the European Union.

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  • IALL 35th Annual Course “Common Law Perspectives in an International Context”

    August 19, 2016

    From the 31st July until the 3rd August 2016, the 35th Annual Course of the International Association of Law Libraries (IALL) on International Legal Information and Law. The theme of the Annual Course was “Common Law Perspectives in an International Context.” The IALL is a worldwide, cooperative non-profit organization of librarians, libraries, and other persons and institutions which are concerned with the acquisition, dissemination and use of legal information from sources other than their own jurisdictions. The IALL 35th Annual Course took place in Keble College, Oxford. Keble was founded in 1870. It is now one of the largest Oxford colleges.

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  • Bursary Applications IALL Course Oxford 2016

    April 29, 2016

    Just a final reminder that the deadline for applications for financial assistance to attend the International Association of Law Libraries‘ 35th Annual Course in Oxford from Sunday 31st July to Wednesday 3rd August 2016 is on Sunday 1st May 2016.

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  • IALL 34th Annual Course on International Law and Legal Information, Berlin, 20-24 September 2015

    IALL 34th Annual Course on International Law and Legal Information, Berlin, 20-24 September 2015

    September 21, 2015

    The theme of the 2015 International Association of Law Libraries conference is “Within and in between: German Legal Tradition in Times of Internationalization and Beyond”. IALL 34th Annual Course on International Law and Legal Information, Berlin, 20-24 September 2015

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  • Libraries: the Value of Just in Case, Not Just in Time

    August 21, 2015

    I am using the blog this time to explain my anxiety that society risks losing too much as the materialism of ‘value’ replaces the experience of centuries of unquantifiable practice and purpose. It is my concern that too many libraries are under threat from the bean counters. Libraries have always existed as places for the ‘just in case’ event, providing the go-to location when you want sustenance of the mind in some way – knowledge, leisure, curiosity, information, entertainment. However the world is in thrall to the ‘just in time’ mentality of financial wunderkinds who do not value those ‘old fashioned’ concepts, looking instead at the pragmatic usability of everything, seeing a book that lives on a shelf and is only taken off once a year, or once a decade, as an unnecessary encumbrance, not earning its space in a world where everything has to be costed, to be accountable for its existence.

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  • 33rd IALL Annual Course on Libraries and the Rule of Law, Buenos Aires

    33rd IALL Annual Course on Libraries and the Rule of Law, Buenos Aires

    September 26, 2014

    The International Association of Law Libraries helds its 33rd Annual Course in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 28th September – October 1st, 2014. Theme this year: ‘Libraries and the Rule of Law’.
    33rd IALL Annual Course on Libraries and the Rule of Law, Buenos Aires

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  • 32nd IALL Annual Course on International Law and Legal Information, Barcelona, 15-19 September, 2013

    32nd IALL Annual Course on International Law and Legal Information, Barcelona, 15-19 September, 2013

    October 3, 2013

    Earlier this month, the International Association of Law Libraries (IALL) held its 32nd Annual Course on International Law and Legal Information in the beautiful city of Barcelona, Spain. The conference was made possible by the generosity and hospitality of the Faculty of Law, University of Barcelona. The Peace Palace Library participated!

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  • Osgoode Hall Law School - York University - Toronto - Canada

    IALL: Canada, the Cultural Mosaic and International Law

    October 15, 2012

    The International Association of Law Libraries (IALL) held its 31th Annual Course in Toronto, Canada from the September 30 until October 4, 2012. This year’s annual conference was organized by the Faculty of Law of the University of Toronto and Osgoode Hall Law School of York University. The theme of the Conference was “Canada, the Cultural Mosaic and International Law”. The cultural mosaic as a principle has found its way into legislation since the 1970s and the legendary Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau has greatly contributed to this development. In 1988 the ‘Canadian Multiculturalism Act’ was adopted in order to guarantee “the freedom of all members of Canadian society to preserve, enhance and share their cultural heritage”. This interest was reconfirmed in the 1992 Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

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  • 31st IALL Annual Course on International Law and Legal Information, Toronto, Canada, September 30 – October 4, 2012

    31st IALL Annual Course on International Law and Legal Information, Toronto, Canada, September 30 – October 4, 2012

    October 1, 2012

    The Annual Course on International Law Librarianship is the International Association of Law Libraries’ main meeting and educational event of the year. The theme of the conference is Canada: The Cultural Mosaic and International Law. Topics will reflect Canada’s unique perspectives on international and domestic issues. Speakers at the sessions include top Canadian legal academics, […]

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