Category Archives: Access to Justice

PACER Fees: Legal or No?

by Brandon Wright Adler In light of a new court decision delivered by the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, I decided to revamp my entire blog post for the week. With that, I had the pleasure … Continue reading

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Access to Legal Information: A Look at the Legal Information Preservation Alliance

by Brandon Wright Adler Access to legal information is something that law librarians, scholars, and even the general public fight for every day. Preserving historical print legal information was once the primary focus among law librarians, i.e. preserving a books … Continue reading

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“You Can’t Read That”: The Ethics and Constitutionality of Withholding Books

by Lora Johns The phrase “banned books” is a loaded one. It conjures images of Soviet officers confiscating Western literature at heavily-guarded borders. It reminds us of ceremonial Nazi book-burning in the name of national “purity.” Censorship, we feel, is … Continue reading

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Assistance for Libraries, Librarians, (and others) Impacted by Recent Natural Disasters

by Brandon Wright Adler In the aftermath of Hurricane’s Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and even the current wildfires of Northern California, some of us may be wondering if there is any way that we can assist those in need. Particularly … Continue reading

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The Fight to Bring Legal Research to the Front

by Brandon Wright Adler Last week I gave a lecture to the Advanced Legal Research course about the economics of legal research. Most of the students in this class are 3L’s and nearly ready to take on the legal world. … Continue reading

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Informal Teaching Opportunities

by Janeen Williams, RIPS-SIS Annual Meeting Grant Recipient I recently moved from an academic law library environment to a government law library. At the moment, I do not teach a formal legal research course, and I do miss that aspect … Continue reading

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Why LawArXiv?

by Magaret Ambrose You may have already heard that the Cornell Law Library, LIPA, MALLCO, and NELLCO have embarked on a mission to empower the legal scholarly community and to champion open access principles by ensuring community ownership of legal scholarship … Continue reading

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