LVI 2012: Law via the Internet Conference

LVI 2012: The Law via the Internet Conference — the international conference of the legal information institutes and the free-access-to-law community — will be held October 7-9, 2012 at Cornell Law School in Ithaca, New York.

The submission deadline for proposals is 15 March 2012.

Here is the preliminary conference announcement, from Tom Bruce, Director of the Legal Information Institute (LII):

The LVI community now reaches significantly beyond the academic halls in which open access to law had its inception. As such, LVI 2012 is meant to be a place for interaction and discussion among researchers, practitioners, and policymakers situated in universities, in private industry, in government, in non-profit settings outside universities, and wherever people who work with open access to law can be found. We are very excited about hosting this conference in the USA for the first time, and we hope you will join us in October for the conference and to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the LII.

The conference begins with a Welcome Reception at 5PM on Sunday, October 7, and closes with a Farewell Reception at 5PM on Tuesday, October 9. In between, participants will be treated to two keynote addresses by special guests and forty conference sessions on topics in:

  • Social Impacts of Public Engagement
  • Business and Technology of Legal Publishing
  • Free Law and Government Policy
  • Application Development for Open Access and Engagement
  • Legal Informatics: Data Organization, Presentation, and Systems

But it’s not all work! In addition to the two receptions mentioned above, we’ll also include two special luncheons, tourism opportunities for spouses and partners not attending the conference sessions, and an exciting Birthday Gala with dinner and dancing to celebrate our 20th Anniversary.

The official conference website will go live in mid-January with information about travel, lodging, registration and how to propose a paper or presentation. In the meantime, we ask that you follow LVI2012 on Twitter ( @LVI2012 ), where we will post the latest information and news as it becomes available.

More information will come soon, but until then, please accept our best wishes for a joyful holiday season, and a happy and prosperous New Year.

All the best,

Tom, Sara, Brian, Val, Nuria, Paul, Pep, Dan, Dave, Wayne

[NOTE: Updated 2-9-12 to link to the conference Website.]

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