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Open Access Publishing and the Future of Legal Scholarship

Date: March 10, 2006 PST Location: Law School

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Lewis and Clark Law School Spring Symposium 2006
Friday, March 10
Lewis & Clark Law School

Scholarship and research reporting in the sciences and medicine has, in the last few years, been shifting to an open access approach. The combined power of the web, universal document formats (e.g., Adobe’s Public Document Format), and powerful search technology (e.g., Google), has fueled a dramatic expansion in this open access approach in just the last four years. The result is that the global interested public can find and use scholarship at a far lower cost, to a far greater degree, than ever before. Interestingly, the open access publishing model has not yet become as popular in legal scholarship as in other fields. Why has legal scholarship lagged in the open access publishing movement? Should law schools, who do the most to fund both the production and publication of legal scholarship, push toward an open access publishing approach? The papers presented will be published, under open access principles, in the Lewis & Clark Law Review.
Symposium Participants:

Olufunmilayo B. Arewa, Assistant Professor, Case School of Law
Ann Bartow, Associate Professor of Law, University of South Carolina School of Law
Michael Carroll, Associate Professor of Law, Villanova University School of Law
Dan Hunter, Assistant Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, Wharton University of Pennsylvania
Jessica Litman, Professor of Law, Wayne State University Law School
Michael Madison, Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Lawrence B. Solum, John E.Cribbet Professor of Law, University of Illinois College of Law

Free to students, but advance registration required. Contact Shirley Johansen: (503) 768-6756

See website for further information on symposium participants
http://www.lclark. edu/dept/blaw/springsymppartic. html

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