The Association of American Law Schools (AALS) and the Center for
Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) are collaborating on a
project to create podcasts, digital audio recordings, of most of the
presentations to be made at the 2006 AALS Annual Meeting to be held
January 3-7, 2006 in Washington, DC.

CALI staff will be handling the logistics of capturing the recordings
and processing them for posting to www.aals.org/am2006/. It will take a
few weeks to process the recordings of over 120 sessions, but once they
are posted, they will be available to anyone with a web browser and MP3
player software on their personal computer. Alternatively, the MP3
files can be downloaded and played on portable MP3 playser like the
Apple iPod.

"Law faculty make presentations at AALS about cutting edge issues in
legal scholarship." opines John Mayer, CALI’s Executive Director.
"Faculty cannot attend every session and law students normally have
almost no access to these presentations. CALI believes that by
providing this service, faculty may find material that they can use in
their upper-level seminar courses that will be of interest to students.
It is a way to connect scholarship and teaching in a very direct

"We are delighted to be working with CALI to provide this resource to
law schools." states Jane LaBarbera, Associate Director of AALS. "This
is a bit of an experiment and we are hoping that it is well received so
that we can decide how to proceed in the future."

AALS is a non-profit association of 166 law schools. The purpose of the
association is "the improvement of the legal profession through legal
education." It serves as the learned society for law teachers and is
legal education’s principal representative to the federal government and
to other national higher education organizations and learned societies.

The AALS holds an Annual Meeting every year in January and five or six
workshops and conferences throughout the year. The AALS publishes a
Directory of Law Teachers and a quarterly newsletter, as well as other
publications. Much of the learned society activities are done by the 85
AALS Sections, which plan programs at the Annual Meetings and publish
newsletters throughout the year.

CALI is a U.S. 501(c)(3) non-profit consortium of law schools that
researches and develops computer-mediated legal instruction and supports
institutions and individuals using technology and distance learning in
legal education. CALI was incorporated in 1982 and welcomes membership
from law schools, paralegal programs, law firms and individuals wishing
to learn more about the law.

For additional information, please contact…

Jane LaBarbera, Associate Director, AALS – jlabarbera@aals.org

… or …

John Mayer, Executive Director, CALI – jmayer@cali.org

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