Each SlothLaw 2011 proposal had only two requirements: 1) bring your vision of a legal topic or issues to life and 2) do so in a time span of no less than six hours. After opening the proposals to voting in early March 2011, the selection committee chose the following five proposals. Congratulations to the presenters! We’ll see everyone at SlothLaw 2011!
Scrivening Showdown 2011
Back again by popular demand! The preeminent scrivening event of the year brings two of the nation’s top scriveners face-to-face in a hand-to-hand live scrivening duel. Watch as they scriven more than 2,000 pages of emails and other electronic and physical data (which they’ve never seen before) while interacting with the audience and refilling their pens. Free WestlawNext tote bag for the first fifty in attendance. Food and drink NOT allowed.
J. Clifton Jacobs is Back!
The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure: An Interpretive Reading. Join civil procedure expert and acclaimed Civil War historian J. Clifton Jacobs on an interpretive journey from the beginning of the rules to the end, from Rule 1 (Scope of Rules) to Rule 86 (Effective Date), with all rules in between. With his characteristic slow Southern drawl and a chest full of colorful feathered props, Jacobs brings the rules to life in a way never heard or seen before. New this year: the rules in Sanscrit, had they been enacted in ancient India in 450 BCE.
Caveman Ethics: Recreating the Ethical Dilemmas of Early Hominids
Part diorama, part theater, and part extended lecture, Caveman Ethics recreates the ethical considerations and conversations of early man, following one man’s 23-year journey from birth to death. Complete with a translation guide that allows you to follow along and translate the early grunts and other linguistic sounds, all related to early ethical problems and situations. Important Note: this is a highly interactive session. Be prepared to learn through participation. Loose fitting clothing strongly suggested. Do not participate if you have a heart condition, are vegetarian, or if you are easily offended by excessive and seemingly gratuitous nudity. Thanks to special sponsor CompuServ.
Special Session for Bar Executives and Leaders!
Committee Work — in 3D. Committee work can be tedious, long, and boring, three reasons why we love it. Listen in and watch as a subcommittee of the American Bar Association Governance Affairs Committee discusses ten proposed changes to the ABA’s overall policies and priorities, with a focus on the international rule of law. With newly available 3D eyeglass and surround sound technology, view supporting documents like never before and understand how documentation that accompanies a subcommittee proposal can sometimes determine an outcome. Complimentary 3D eyeglasses and 430 page proposal booklet included. Free TechnoLawyer trousers for the first fifteen registrants.
Follow the Baud: Legal Technology in Practice
Tired of hearing about the next big thing in technology, with a new big thing every day? Legal technologist and performance artist Carmen Chambliss once again unveils her own brand of entertainment and “techtaulogy,” this time with a whirlwind tour of the all-important Baud. Performing once again as Emile Baudot, the inventor of the Baudot code for telegraphy, Chambliss breaks down the baud rate into understandable English, bringing her own unique perspective to the Baud’s oft-misunderstood relationship to gross bit rate. Described by the National Law Journal as “exhuberant, sloppy, and oft-maligned,” Chambliss and her session should not be missed. Free
US Robotics 28.8K Baud modem to all registrants! Sorry, 28.8K modem now sold out. Now offering the 14.4K Plus as an alternative!