Category Archives: Others' scholarly or sophisticated blogposts

Schwartz: Public Access vs. Open Access regarding legislative data

Molly Schwartz has posted Public Access vs. Open Access, at the Congressional Data Coalition Blog. Here are excerpts from the post: “Doesn’t Congress already make its information publicly accessible?” That’s the question I hear most frequently when I tell people … Continue reading

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Carmel: A project to increase free public access to the U.S. Statutes at Large

Joe Carmel has posted a description of a new project to increase free public access to the U.S. Statutes at Large, and a call to participate in that project: US Statutes at Large: Essential to understanding our laws and legislative … Continue reading

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Katz and Schneider on Ethereum and legal applications of blockchain technology

Professor Dr. Daniel Martin Katz of Michigan State University and the ReInvent Law Laboratory has posted Ethereum – A Revolutionary New Platform for Applications (including Computable Contracts), at Computational Legal Studies. Dan’s post links to the Website of the Ethereum … Continue reading

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Taylor: Building a Legal Research Ontology

Amy Taylor, JD, MLIS, of American University, has posted Building a Legal Research Ontology, at VoxPopuLII. Here are excerpts from the post: [...] I further narrowed the focus of the ontology to what we teach 1Ls in basic legal research. … Continue reading

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Verdonschot: HiiL announces new online divorce settlement platform: Rechtwijzer 2.0

Dr. Jin Ho Verdonschot of the Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law (HiiL) has announced a new online divorce settlement platform, called Rechtwijzer 2.0. According to his post, the system was developed jointly by HiiL, the Legal Aid Board … Continue reading

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The Justice Index: Quantitative measures of access to justice in U.S. states

The Justice Index has been launched, by the National Center for Access to Justice at Cardozo Law School. The index provides quantitative measures of access to justice for U.S. states. The broad variables in the model are attorney access, self-representation, … Continue reading

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Cattell: Project to create an open API for the British Parliament: #ParliamentAPI

James Cattell and a group of colleagues are developing an open API (application programming interface) for the British Parliament. James’s Twitter list of people working on the project is at https://twitter.com/jaCattell/parliamentapi/members A discussion board for the project is at feedback.public-scrutiny-office.org; … Continue reading

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Katz: List of legal startups and financials on legal startups

Professor Dr. Daniel Martin Katz of the ReInvent Law Laboratory at Michigan State University has published a new post that points to several interesting resources: Legal Tech Startups – $458 Million in Legal Services R&D (via TR Legal Executive Insights), … Continue reading

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