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What makes us different from one another and how do we compliment one another?  We wrap our services in the same technologies – the same skins, bells and whistles.  Stepping back away from the tools and books, how do we distinguish ourselves as professionals?  What is our frame of mind and how do we approach and use, or serve, information?

Contributed by K. Hall

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Developing a law school curriculum for digital lawyers.

Contributed by O. Goodenough

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Let’s talk law apps. What are some of your favorites for teaching law? For practicing law? Whether you’re an apple or a pc, an ipad or a droid, there’s lots to talk about.

if you promise to show me yours, I will gladly demonstrate how easy it was to use VoiceThread to create an intellectual property learning tool, how to speed along your legal writing with conceptual mapping and my fave law-related iPad/iPod apps.

Note: unfortunately, I can’t be there until 11, but if there’s interest, feel free to schedule this session for any slot after 11, and I promise to be there to host!

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After you come home from a conference, meetup, symposium, or meeting, how do you effectively maintain contact and community with the people you connected with in person? Aside from adding people to your Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter accounts, what tools have you found effective for maintaining these meaningful connections over an extended period of time?

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There’s been a lot of talk lately about the future of libraries in the digital era.  What’s going to be the role of the law library as more and more legal information is available online?  Should librarians become information curators, building new platforms for information gathering, presentation and dissemination?  What do law students, professors, and researchers want from the library?  Help to define the future of the law library.

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As we explore the possibility of building a community around law and technology, I’d like to take a look at what the digital humanities has already established.  There are several resources out there, such as DiRT, the Digital Research Tools Wiki, and DH Answers.  It’s possible that some of these digital humanities tools will be useful in the legal field, and we can adapt them to our needs.

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In the age of convergence and change, let’s share the professional organizations that are valuable for finding resources, colleagues and for learning about other fields that can bring innovation to our work.  Which associations help you within your field and how would they be useful to others attending this unconference.  If time and resources constrain you from joining, what listservs, channels and other feeds do you recommend?

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I would like to propose a session about privacy issues in technology and law.

There are nearly constant news stories about data breaches, information leaks in consumer software, accidental collection of information, online tracking and simply poor data protection and handling practices by companies. Some of these stories cause unnecessary panic, and some don’t cause enough concern. The reason for this is that people in general don’t understand what information about themselves they create through the use of technology, don’t understand how (or that) this information is being collected, and don’t realize how or why such information is shared. In addition to general consumer ignorance and confusion, the companies that collect and use data often don’t know what they’re doing, or don’t care. The “can-do” attitude of many of the talented computer programmers working at technology companies today unfortunately stops at the “can I do it?” question. Features are created and implemented by programmers because they can be done, but no (or little) thought is put into if they should be done, or what the implications of the feature are on consumer privacy. (Just look at Google’s problems with its (unintentional) collection of wireless data and with the implementation of Buzz – the end result of which is that Google’s privacy policies will be audited twice a year under an FTC settlement agreement.)

Basically, I think that one of the fundamental problems in all of this is that people just don’t think about privacy enough. So I’d like to talk about privacy concerns that come up with the use of various technologies, and how we can help consumers maintain their privacy, and help technology developers safeguard their customers’ privacy.

I would like to tailor my sessions to what the LATCamp participants might be most interested in, so I’d appreciate suggestions and requests in the comments to this post. Some of my current thoughts are to cover:

  • Issues for libraries
  • Privacy implications of classroom technologies – wikis, class blogs, webcasting classes, etc.
  • Privacy by Design and the use of “privacy enhancing technologies”
  • Teaching privacy law in law school – When is privacy taught, and why not? ;)

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The LATCamp Team has just posted a few session proposals to start the conversation.  Please comment on these to flesh out the ideas and post some of your own ideas for sessions, too!

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Where are the repositories for digital legal information?  What other examples than Law.gov and the Chesapeake Project can you introduce other participants to?  Should they be aggregated, silo-ed, or both?  Are current technologies used to manage and deliver these resources sufficient to meet user needs?

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