Conference Videos from The Future of Law School

Video recordings of sessions from the Future of Law School conference, which took place September 26-28. 2013, at the Faculty of Law, University of Alberta, have been posted.

Keynote speakers included: Gillian K. Hadfield, from the Gould School of Law at the University of Southern California; Richard Susskind billed as an Independent Scholar & Advisor; our own Harry Arthurs whose talk was called “The Future of Legal Education: Three Visions and a Prediction”; and William Henderson, from the Maurer School of Law at Indiana University.

Dean Lorne Sossin also spoke in the Practices panel with a talk entitled, “Experience the Future of Law School.”

Video: Legal Research Essentials: Finding Cases on Point

There’s a great series of short videos on ‘Finding Cases on Point’ available through the British Columbia Courthouse libraries. The course content was created by Alex McNeur of Courthouse Libraries BC in consultation with Mark Hicken, Kristina Oldenburg, and Mandy Ostick and “demonstrate[s] how you can conduct case law research more effectively … [and] … how to use popular legal research tools that are free (CanLII) or that you can use for free at BC courthouse libraries (CED, CLE Online, LawSource).

The course will teach you:

  • How to identify strong keywords for efficient research
  • How to use the keywords to find relevant cases
  • How to find related cases by noting up your case
  • How to check if the cases you’ve found are still good law

A quick and useful overview of how to find case law.