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Monday, July 12 • 10:00am - 10:30am
E6: A Baobab Grows in Brooklyn: Training U.S. Law Students to Work in a South African Legal Aid Clinic

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Target Audience: Librarians and others who select and use legal sources pertaining to developing countries such as South Africa
Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will describe the strengths of electronic (free and fee-based) and print sources for legal research in South Africa.
2. Participants will develop strategies to support U.S. law students who research and interview clients in clinical settings abroad.

Jean Davis will discuss the research training that she provided to intrepid Brooklyn Law School students who worked in a 2009 pilot program at the University of the Western Cape Legal Aid Clinic in Cape Town, South Africa. She will incorporate the students' comments about using sources and overcoming research challenges. If the students provide permission, she will show some of their photographs. Davis will compile a publicly accessible web guide highlighting free sources (examples: Southern Africa Legal Information Institute and Index to South African Periodicals), subscription databases (examples: SA ePublications database of South African legal journals and Jutastat), and "hidden gems" (example: a clinic manual developed for South African law students in 2005).

Monday July 12, 2010 10:00am - 10:30am MDT
CCC-Room 605-607

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