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18 Mar 2010, 5:13 pm by legalinformatics
A codeathon to create applications in connection with Citability, a project to create a new standard for permanent URIs for government information resources, including legal resources, will be held 9-11 April 2010, at Microsoft Corporation, 5404 Wisconsin Ave, Suite 700, Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA. Among the applications to be written at the codeathon are resolvers for converting legal resource URNs conforming to the URN:LEX standard, to URIs conforming to the Citability standard. Click here for the… [read post]
5 Aug 2010, 11:34 am by legalinformatics
Laura K. Justiss of Southern Methodist University School of Law Library has posted a working paper entitled A Survey of Electronic Research Alternatives to Lexis and Westlaw in Law Firms, on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Mrs. Justiss conducted a survey of law firm librarians in 2010 that identified electronic research database alternatives to Lexis and Westlaw and ranked them by subscription frequency. The survey included research databases for primary source alternatives; court docket and case… [read post]
25 Oct 2010, 10:14 am by Editor
Blawg Review #287 is hosted by An Associate's Mind to mark National Freedom of Speech Week or #NFSW as they call it on the Twitter. For lawyers who like their First Amendment rights NSFW, there's the Legal Satyricon. [read post]
7 Mar 2011, 5:36 pm by legalinformatics
A call for papers, with submission deadline of 1 September 2011, has been issued for a special issue of Journal of Logic and Computation, on the topic: Deontic Logic and Normative Systems. HT Professor Leon van der Torre. Filed under: Applications, Calls for papers, Technology developments Tagged: Calls for papers, Deontic Logic and Normative Systems, Journal of Logic and Computation, Legal deontic logic, Legal deontic reasoning, Legal logic, Legal reasoning, Leon van der Torre, Modeling legal… [read post]
8 Sep 2012, 3:38 am by legalinformatics
Christine Kirchberger, LL.M., M.S.L.I.T. and Pam Storr, LL.M., both of the Swedish Law and Informatics Research Institute (IRI), have posted Law as an App: Technology in Legal Education, at VoxPopuLII. The post begins: Following up on a previously published article on LaaS – Law as a Service, this post discusses different ways that apps can be included into the law degree curriculum. The sections of the post have the titles: “Changing Legal Education Through the Use of Apps” “Legal Aspects… [read post]
6 Sep 2013, 12:09 am by legalinformatics
A symposium on Legal Open Document and Data will be held 7 September 2013 in Ravenna, Italy, as part of the LEX Summer School 2013. Here is the agenda: Knud Erik Petersen and Søren Broberg: Producing legal information Marianne Sidler: Switzerland COP Project Fabiani Claudio: XML-ization projects into European Parliament Elena F. Candia: Working with Linked Open Data Carlo Marchetti: Strategies and projects of the Italian Senate based on open standards for fostering transparency,… [read post]
8 Mar 2013, 11:09 pm by legalinformatics
Dr. Thomas F. Gordon of Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communications Systems (FOKUS) tells us that a call for papers has been issued for a special issue of the journal Artificial Intelligence and Law on the topic, “Computational Methods for Enforcing Privacy and Fairness in the Knowledge Society”. The submission deadline is 15 April 2013. Here is an excerpt from the call: We invite contributions on methodologies, techniques, algorithms, and tools in support of the analysis or of the… [read post]
13 Aug 2010, 10:53 am by legalinformatics
Jason Wilson of Jones McClure Publishing has a thought-provoking new post entitled Curating the Legal Web?, on Slaw. In this post, Mr. Wilson describes the potential benefits of legal professionals’ using current technology to curate — i.e., evaluate, authenticate, and create quality descriptive metadata for — legal analytical materials. He contends that this is an extremely promising way to introducing innovation in legal publishing. Filed under: Others' scholarly or sophisticated blogposts,… [read post]
23 Aug 2010, 7:06 am by Editor
Omar Ha-Redeye hosts Blawg Review #278 at Law is Cool to mark the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition. [read post]
27 Jun 2011, 11:26 am by legalinformatics
The Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act — formerly called The Authentication and Preservation of State Electronic Legal Materials Act — will be considered by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL) at their upcoming annual meeting, on 7 July 2011, in Vail, Colorado. The Act would establish uniform legal standards for the authentication and preservation of U.S. state legal information in digital formats. The chair of the drafting committee for the Act is Michele… [read post]
4 Feb 2014, 12:51 am by legalinformatics
Professor Dr. Yonatan Lupu of George Washington University and Professor Dr. James H. Fowler of the University of California San Diego, have published Strategic Citations to Precedent on the U.S. Supreme Court, Journal of Legal Studies, 42, 151-186 (2013). Here is the abstract: Common law evolves not only through the outcomes of cases but also through the reasoning and citations to precedent employed in judicial opinions. We focus on citations to precedent by the U.S. Supreme Court. We demonstrate… [read post]
20 Jun 2010, 11:37 pm by Editor
Blawg Review #269 is on Andrew Raff's IPTAblog for World Music Day and, like everywhere else, all you can hear is vuvuzela, world cup, vuvuzela, vuvuzela, world cup. Even Hitler has had enough, already! [read post]
28 Jul 2012, 10:47 pm by legalinformatics
The legal informatics conference calendar has now been updated. The calendar lists primarily scholarly conferences that focus on legal information systems, legal communication, legal/forensic linguistics, or egovernment (as applied to legal information), or that are known to welcome papers on those topics. Click here for a list of events just added to the calendar. If you know of events or other information that should be on the calendar but are not; or if you spot errors in the calendar, I’d be… [read post]
26 Feb 2014, 2:11 am by legalinformatics
Here is an update on the Neocodex Project, announced last year by Dr. Sergio Puig of Stanford University and Dr. Enric Torrents of the Autonomous University of Barcelona. The project was announced in Puig and Torrents’s article entitled The Case for Linking World Law Data — forthcoming in Journal of Open Access to Law — which we covered in a post. According to a description of the project posted on YouTube on 10 February 2014, the Neocodex Project: is a collaboration between… [read post]
9 Mar 2013, 7:49 pm by legalinformatics
Professor Dr. Forrest Briscoe and Professor Dr. Wenpin Tsai, both of Penn State University Smeal College of Business, and Professor Dr. Marion Brivot of l’Université Laval, will present a paper entitled The Dilemma of technology and relationships: How the introduction of a knowledge management system affects workplace relationships in a corporate law firm, at The Shrinking Pyramid: Implications for Law Practice and the Legal Profession, a conference to be held 13 April 2013, at… [read post]
24 Jan 2010, 2:22 pm by legalinformatics
Because legal decisionmaking is a key context for legal information and communication systems, the following forthcoming textbook may be of interest to the legal informatics and legal communication community: Dean Paul Brest of Stanford University Law School and Professor Linda Hamilton Krieger of the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law will publish a textbook entitled Problem Solving, Decision Making, and Professional Judgment: A Guide for Lawyers and Policymakers, with Oxford… [read post]
18 Dec 2013, 5:52 pm by legalinformatics
The first issue of Journal of Open Access to Law has been published. The editors of the journal are Tom Bruce, Ginevra Peruginelli, Enrico Francesconi, and Pompeu Casanovas. The journal is refereed and open access, and is published on the Open Journal Systems platform. Articles published in the journal are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. Here are the legal informatics or legal communication papers in the first issue, organized by category: Free and open access to legal… [read post]
16 Aug 2009, 8:07 pm
Blawg Review #225 is presented by Seattle Trademark Lawyer Michael Atkins from the Pike Place Market on its 102nd anniversary. [read post]
15 Feb 2012, 7:15 pm by legalinformatics
Dr. Hughes-Jean Vibert of Institut für Rechtsinformatik, Universität des Saarlandes, and Kerry Anderson of the African Legal Information Institute (AfricanLII), have posted JurisPedia: Perspectives, on the VoxPopuLII blog, published by the Legal Information Institute at Cornell University Law School. In this post, the authors describe JurisPedia, the free, international, multilingual, crowdsourced legal encyclopedia, and how it applies principles of crowdsourcing to legal information in many… [read post]
24 May 2012, 11:34 am by legalinformatics
Waldo Jaquith of The State Decoded has posted Answering Legal Questions with Google, at The State Decoded. In this post, Mr. Jaquith describes the search engine traffic of Virginia Decoded, the first implementation of The State Decoded open legislative data platform. Key findings include: the distribution of search queries is “very flat,” with more than 95% of queries having been “used just 1 time” “Many of these search terms are extremely specific” Problem… [read post]