AALS Law & Computers Meeting in New Orleans

By Eric Goldman

I’m pleased to announce the AALS Section on Law and Computers program at the AALS annual meeting in New Orleans on Saturday, January 9, 2010. This program was developed in response to the Call for Papers we did earlier this year, and I think this panel should be really interesting. Unfortunately, AALS misprinted the panel’s composition in their program guide, so I’m hoping to correct the error here.

Program Title: Law & Wikis

Moderator: Eric Goldman, Santa Clara University School of Law

Papers:

* Crowdsourcing and Open Access: Collaborative Techniques for Disseminating Legal Materials and Scholarship, Timothy K. Armstrong, University of Cincinnati College of Law

* The Role of Wiki Authorship for the Curatorial Audience, Jon M. Garon, Hamline University School of Law

* Wikipedia and the E.U. Database Directive, Jacqueline D. Lipton, Case Western Reserve University School of Law and Visiting Professor, University of Florida Levin College of Law

* Wikitruth Through Wikiorder, David Hoffman & Salil Mehra, Temple University School of Law [the paper is co-authored but only Mehra will be presenting]

Also, the business meeting will be more interesting than most. The agenda includes:

* a proposed change to the section’s name to the “Section on Internet and Computer Law”

* a long-term initiative to schedule a mid-year joint session between our section and the IP section

* the always exciting vote for next year’s section officers

I hope you can join us. Look forward to seeing you there.

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