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Saturday, July 23 • 12:30pm - 5:00pm
W4: Researching and Understanding European Union Law

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Target Audience: Law librarians in all settings looking for EU research guidance.

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will identify the current law-related functions and documentation of the institutions and organizations of the European Union.
2. Participants will identify and execute the best strategies for researching legal issues involving the European Union.

The European Union, established in 1951, has expanded its scope and responsibilities greatly over the years. The policies, laws and actions of the EU affect not just its 27 member countries, but due to its economic power, the entire globe. Following the passage of the Treaty of Lisbon in 2009, the EU's powers and competencies will expand even further in the coming years. To provide law librarians the necessary information and tools to keep up with these changes, this workshop will offer a brief overview of the legal history of the European Union and show the research tools that are provided by the EU, namely EurLex, the online law portal of the EU, N-lex and other tools for locating the national law of Member States, and PreLex, for tracking legislative proposals. Further presentation will give an overview on trade relations/corporate law, religious freedom and energy and environment in the European Union. Engaging speakers will enable law librarians to approach EU research tasks systematically and successfully.

Separate registration fees

AALL Members: $90.00
Nonmembers: $135.00

Attendance is limited for all workshops - be sure to register well in advance of the June 17 deadline!

Saturday July 23, 2011 12:30pm - 5:00pm EDT
PCC-Room 112(AB)
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