AALL Spectrum

AALL Spectrum / January/February 2017 / Volume 21, Number 3

AALL Spectrum / Published by American Association of Law Libraries

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AALL 2017 ... Inspiration Starts Here 10 REASONS TO VISIT AUSTIN THIS JULY! www.aallnet.org/conference ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Voted one of The Best Cities in North America by Travel + Leisure (February 2016). Nearly 300 days of sunshine annually, with an average year-round temperature of around 70°F. Draws nearly 40,000 new residents each year. Known as the Music Capital of the World, Austin has more than 250 venues for live music. Ranked #8 on Travel + Leisure's World's Best Survey— "The Best Cities for Food in the United States" (Nov. 2016). More than 150 performing arts venues and exhibition spaces and locally owned creative businesses. Home to more than 300 parks, including the 360-acre Zilker Park. The historic 6th Street, South Congress, Market, Red River, Warehouse, 2nd Street, South Austin, East Austin, Central Austin, and Rainey Street districts are among the "hot spots" for listening to live music, dinning, and taking in the nightlife scene. Earned a perfect score of 100 in Human Rights Campaign's 2016 Municipal Equality Index (October 2016). Home to North America's largest urban bat population with anywhere from 750,000 to 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats roosting under the Congress Avenue Bridge from April through October.

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