I taught resources in the law at San Jose State University for about a decade. One thing I told all of my students is that, at some point in their careers, they HAD to hear Bob Berring speak in public. I instructed them to keep an eye out for presentations he’d be making so that they could attend one of them. I told my students that they simply couldn’t retire until they had done this. I still feel that same way about Bob, but since he’s now moved to the Dark Side of teaching contracts law, these librarian-focused speaking engagements of his are much less common.
But last week Erika and I had the pleasure of having lunch with Carl Malamud, and starting this fall all of our students in advanced legal research are going to receive the same admonishment from us: They have to hear Carl speak.
Those of you attending AALL in Portland will have such an opportunity and really should attend the Hot Topic session on Sunday, July 13 at 4:15 p.m., Push Back and Push Forward – Open Access in Oregon and Beyond. You have my personal money-back guarantee that you will find Carl’s presentation entertaining, motivating and inspiring. And you might be outraged as well — perhaps, even, at Carl.
Carl will be sowing the seeds for the “Doctrine of Primary Coverage,” and you don’t want to miss this.
Tim Stanley is way cool too, and his guest appearance in our advanced legal research class last year was, without doubt, the highlight of the course.
Who: Tim Stanley and Carl Malamud
What: AALL Hot Topic, “Push Back and Push Forward – Open Access in Oregon and Beyond.”
Where: OCC-Portland Ballroom 254
When: Sunday, July 13, 2008, 4:15 p.m.
Why: To liberate the law.