Yale University: Harkness Tower at Sunset

Order from Chaos: Contexts for Global Legal Information
Yale Law School
New Haven, Conn.
20-23 October 2002

Optional Day
Law of the Islamic World

Harvard Law School
Cambridge, Mass.
24 October 2002

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General Information

The Annual Course in International Law Librarianship is the Association's main meeting and educational event of the year. This year's meeting is in the United States and will be hosted by the Lillian Goldman Law Library at Yale Law School in New Haven with an optional day (limited enrollment) hosted by the Harvard Law School Library in Cambridge.

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Registration Information, Registration Form, Hotels, Contact Information, Final Program (PDF).


Yale University: Lux et Veritas The theme for this year's course is 'Order from Chaos: Contexts for Global Legal Information'. Two days will be devoted to current issues in public international law, including the prosecution of terrorists and war criminals, human rights, and the work of the United Nations. The sessions on the United Nations will be held at U.N. headquarters in New York City. The first day of the course will look at historical and current trends in American legal publishing and legal education.

The optional day at Harvard will feature experts on Islamic law and Islamic legal bibliography.

For more information, see the Final Program.

Social Events
Yale University: Librarians' Walk

Participants will have ample time to meet colleagues from around the world. A come-and-go open house at Quinnipiac University School of Law Library on Sunday afternoon will give early arrivals the opportunity to see New England foliage at Sleeping Giant State Park. (A shuttle bus will operate from the hotel to Quinnipiac University and Yale Law School throughout the afternoon. The ride to Quinnipiac University takes about 20 minutes.) Please indicate at the appropriate place on the registration form if you plan to attend.

The opening reception at the Beinecke Rare Book Library will allow guests to enjoy the current display of library artifacts along with the distinctive architecture of the library.

Monday afternoon's visit to the Litchfield History Museum, the site of the nation's first law school, will offer another opportunity to view New England foliage. The museum visit will conclude with a reception. (The bus will take approximately one hour to reach Litchfield.) That evening small groups will have dinner in New Haven restaurants. (For more details, see the restaurant section.)

Tuesday's excursion to the United Nations will include a tour of headquarters and lunch in the Delegates' Dining Room. The bus ride to New York will take two hours.

Lunch on Wednesday will be at the Yale Law School dining hall, and the Annual Dinner will be Wednesday evening at the Graduate Club in New Haven.

Participants in the optional program at Harvard Law School will be served lunch and will end the day with a reception in the Harvard Law School Library.


Yale University: Sterling Law BuildingsRegistration is open immediately for IALL members, including new members who join at this time. Complete the Registration Form and submit it with appropriate payment to Yale University Conference Services. (New members must also complete the Membership Application Form and return it with appropriate fee to the IALL office in Washington, DC.) Registration for non-members will open August 1. Registration closes October 1. Confirmation notices will be sent October 1, 2002.

Full registration will include all receptions, all lunches, all excursions and admission fees, coffee service at breaks, and two dinners. Registration for the optional program at Harvard Law School (limited enrollment) will include transportation, lunch, and a reception.

'Earlybird' registration fees, available through September 1, are US$300 for members and US$350 for non-members. After September 1, full registration will be US$350 for members and US$400 for non-members. Accompanying guests may register for all social activities for US$200. Registration for the optional Harvard course will be US$75.

Registration for the program at Yale will be limited to 150 people, and registration for the optional program at Harvard may also be limited.


Information on scholarships is available on the IALL website at www.iall.org/scholarship.htm.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

All requests for refunds must be received in writing. Cancellations faxed or postmarked before October 1, 2002, will receive a full refund (less a US$ 15.00 processing fee). No refunds will be
given for cancellations made after October 1, 2002.

Yale University: Harkness Tower at  Dusk

New Haven is served by a small commuter airport (Tweed) with daily flights to and from Philadelphia (US Air Express), but most travelers will choose a larger regional airport and complete the trip with ground transportation.

International travelers may choose New York or Boston as point of entry, while domestic travelers may also consider Hartford-Springfield (Bradley) or Providence (Green).

Regular train service to New Haven is available from Boston, Providence, and New York's Penn Station on Amtrak and from New York's Grand Central Terminal on Metro-North. Amtrak fares from New York to New Haven range from $35 to $60 (one way) and the trip takes approximately 1 1/2 hours. Metro-North fares range from $11.50 to $15.25 (one way) and the trip takes approximately 1 3/4 hours.

Connecticut Limousine provides ground transportation from Hartford-Springfield and all three New York airports (JFK, La Guardia, Newark). Travelers can arrange service from the ground transportation desk at the airport or from dedicated telephone lines near the baggage claim. A round-trip ticket costs $86 from New York and $56 from Hartford-Springfield. Group rates are available.


Yale University: Sterling Memorial LibraryBlocks of rooms are being held at two hotels, the Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale and the New Haven Hotel. Both are a ten- to fifteen-minute walk from Yale Law School. (See map, below.)

Registrants are required to book their own accommodations directly with the hotel before September 15. Please indicate that you are attending IALL when making reservations.

Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale
155 Temple St., New Haven, CT 06510

Rated "Four Diamonds" by AAA, rooms are available at $129 per night (single or double).

New Haven Hotel
229 George St., New Haven, CT 06510

Rated "Three Diamonds" by AAA, rooms are available at $95 per night for a single or $110 per night for a double.

Yale University: Window with ivy

Dinner on Monday evening will be arranged for groups of twenty to thirty people in several New Haven restaurants. Registrants will be asked to indicate their preferences on the registration form.


New Haven and Cambridge

New Haven, home of Yale University, is conveniently located between Boston and New York on Long Island Sound in Southern New England. Yale offers several fine libraries (including Sterling Memorial Library and the Beinecke Rare Book Library), two art galleries open to the public without cost (the Yale University Art Gallery and the Yale Center for British Art, the largest collection of British art outside Great Britain), and the Peabody Museum of Natural History. Superb regional theater is also available in New Haven at the Yale Repertory Theatre and the Long Wharf Theatre.

Cambridge, home to both Harvard University and other major institutions, is located across the Charles River from Boston. Among Harvard's many treasures are the Widener Library and several art museums. Harvard Square, adjoining the campus, offers a wide range of shops and boutiques, restaurants, sidewalk cafes to cater to any taste, and bookstores galore.

Autumn is a particularly fine time to visit New England, with generally mild temperatures and brilliant autumn foliage. Since weather can be unpredictable, participants should bring jackets and umbrellas.

Yale University: Racing at the Corinthian Yacht Club
Contact Information

Yale University: Harkness Tower in AutumnRegistration, accommodations, travel
Yale University Conference Services
P.O. Box 208355
New Haven, CT 06520-8355
Tel. 203-432-0465; fax 203-432-7345

Program, exhibitors
Mark Engsberg
Yale Law School
P.O. Box 208215
New Haven, CT 06520-8215
Tel. 203-432-7371; fax 203-432-4604

IALL information
Silke Sahl
Columbia University School of Law
435 West 116th Street
New York, NY 10027
Tel. 212-854-1411


All photographs Copyright © Yale University. Used by permission.
Map modified and used by permission of New Haven Free Public Library.
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