Inside LSAC: Past, Present and Future

Audience: All
Technical Level: Low

Over the past 7 years, the Law School Admission Council has become the preeminent player in providing technology-based services to the law school admission offices. In its special position as a membership organization made up of the 196 U.S. ABA-approved law schools and 15 Canadian law schools, LSAC is not ?just another vendor? but is an organization integral to establishment of these services. They are continually being asked to provide more services for law school applicants, law school admission offices and other related contingencies.

During the fall of 2005, technology professionals from 135 law schools participated in four regional technology conferences which were hosted by LSAC. The topics of these conferences covered a general overview of LSAC but focused on their next generation admission services named ACES2. An update on ACES2 will be presented later on in this conference. This session will focus on what LSAC has done over the recent past, its plans for the next couple of years, and its strategic vision of the types of services that may be offered in the future.

Bruce Bachman, Vice President of the Information Services Division and Chief Information Officer for LSAC will present the past, present and future. With an IT organization numbering over 100 people, Bruce will also be happy to share any insights and ideas that he has as a CIO in a company dedicated to law school services. So, bring your questions!

MP3: BachmanLR5Th900.mp3

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Bruce Bachman
VP, Information Services Division
LSAC

About Elmer Masters

Elmer R. Masters is the Director of Technology at the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (www.cali.org) where he works on interesting projects involving technology and legal education like eLangdell, Classcaster, Lawbooks, QuizWright, and the CALI website. He has nearly 25 years of experience building tech tools for legal education and systems for accessing law and legal materials on the Internet. He is the admin of the Teknoids mailing list (www.teknoids.net) and has been blogging about legal education, law, and technology for over 15 years (www.symphora.com). He has a JD from Syracuse University College of Law and was employed by Syracuse, Cornell Law School, and Emory University School of Law before joining CALI in 2003. Elmer has presented at the CALI Conference for Law School Computing (where he organizes the program), the AALL and AALS Annual Meetings, Law Via The Internet, and other conferences, symposia, and workshops on topics ranging from IT management in law schools to building open access court reporting systems to information architecture design and implementation in law.
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