Pitt Law Faculty at the AALS Annual Meeting

At the recent meeting of the Association of American Law Schools,

Professor George Pike participated in the AALS Library Committee’s “Roundtable:  The Electronification of Law Libraries and its Implications for the Legal Academy.” There were 5 issues presented as part of the roundtable, with committee members introducing the issue, then responding to questions and comments.  Professor Pike presented introductory remarks and responses to questions on the specific topic of Open Access in the Electronic Library World, commenting, among other things, on substantive and logistical issues associated with open access publication, integrity of content including who should perform the “gatekeeper” role that publication editors have traditionally performed (and should there be a “gatekeeper”),  indexing, authenticity, version control, and authority control, SSRN and repositories like D-Scholarship, rights issues, funding issues and any related implications, among others.

Professor Lu-in Wang spoke from the perspective of an Associate Dean on a panel presented by the Section for the Law School Dean titled, “Deaning: Myths and Realities,” with current and former deans.  The other panelists were Deans Peter Alexander (who also served as moderator), Judith Areen (former Dean of Georgetown Law, and soon to become Interim Dean at Georgetown), Maureen O’Rourke, and Kent Syverud.