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More Partners For West's LegalEdcenter

More Partners For West's LegalEdcenter West Grouphas announced numerous partnerships, designed to add content to its West LegalEdcenter site which offers continuing legal education.

American Lawyer Media Inc., the publisher of Law Technology News, has agreed to provide content from its Law Journal Seminars, and LegalTech divsions.

The Association of Trial Lawyers of America will supply ATLA's library of CLE courses.

Continue Learning Networks L.L.C. will offer its LAWYERStv CLE programs. They include content from the American Law Network, which broadcasts the satellite seminars of the American Law Institute/American Bar Association;the American Bar Association; and the Practising Law Institute.(PLI also inked a separate co-distribution agreement.)

Finally, in anticipation of the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2001, the American Bankruptcy Institute and West plan to jointly produce a series of CLE programs.

Information: Reader Response no. 284.


Kaplan Inc. and West Group have launched, a Web site designed to offer insight into the legal research process typically used in law school and legal practice. Designed for students and others considering law school, it includes lectures by Harvard Law Professor Arthur Miller. Kaplan Inc. is the parent of Concord University School of Law, an online law school.

Information: Reader Response no. 285.

LexisNexis Courses

The LexisNexis Group and Blackboard Inc. have teamed to offer LexisNexis Web Courses,designed to help law school faculty create and manage online course content. The program is powered by Blackboard 5, a software platform that converts existing Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and other documents into Web-ready content. Program users can also create links to LexisNexis legal research content, post announcements, track Web site usage, and gather student feedback.

Information: Reader Response no. 286.

EU Tech Requirements

"Technical Requirements for Entry into the European Union" is a course from the American Society for Testing and Materials that discusses the technical requirements for U.S. products being entered into the European Union and other Eastern European countries. Topics include European-wide laws, the standards products must meet and why, and more.

Information: Reader Response no. 288.

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