"Survival of the Fittest Ideas: The Enduring Importance of Free Speech on Campus" Free Download

TIMOTHY MCGETTIGAN, Colorado State University - Pueblo

In Unlearning Liberty (2012 - Encounter Books), Greg Lukianoff has published a timely and provocative analysis of contemporary threats to freedom of speech at US colleges and universities. Lukianoff is a First Amendment attorney, and he is also the President of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE). Thus, Lukianoff makes it abundantly clear that there is hardly anyone who is better qualified to author this book.

"Legal Research in Search of Attention: A Quantitative Assessment" Free Download
King’s Law Journal, Volume 27, 2016, pp. 170-187

MATHIAS M. SIEMS, Durham University - Durham Law School, University of Cambridge - Centre for Business Research

In today’s world it is easy to make research publicly available by putting it online. But this improved availability raises the question how to produce research that actually gets attention. Bibliometrics can contribute to this debate. Based on a sample of 1107 papers of SSRN’s Legal Scholarship Network, this article finds that a short title, a top-20 university affiliation, US authorship, and writing about topics of corporate law and international law have a positive effect on downloads and/or abstract views. The article also reflects on the implications of these findings, in particular how they may be related to contentious attempts to identify what is ‘good’ legal research through metrics and peer review.

"Establishment of E-Zone at Library, Dr. Ambedkar Government Law College, Chennai - A Case Study" Free Download
International Journal of Library Science and Research (IJLSR) ISSN(P): 2250-2351; ISSN(E): 2321-0079 Vol. 6, Issue 3, Jun 2016, 1-8

NISHAVATHI E., Dr Ambedkar Law College
SANGEETHA K, Highways Research Station

Dr. Ambedkar Government Law College, Chennai has been the premier institution imparting formal legal education in the South India since its inception. Library attached this premier college play a vital role in imparting quality legal education. A pressing need has been identified to uplift the library services to march towards the next generation education and to suit the Government Law College students to compete with advanced law schools, efforts were taken to establish an e-zone in the college premises. After successful implementation of pilot project, it has been extended to the entire college campus. This paper discusses about the ways and means of establishment of e-zone which enables the student to access open access legal information resources. This paper also discusses about the subject gateway of open access legal information sources.

"25 Years of Sports Law Scholarship: The History of the Marquette Sports Law Journal/Review" 
25 Marq. Sports L. Rev. 531 (2015)
Marquette Law School Legal Studies Paper No. 16-11

PAUL M. ANDERSON, Marquette University - Law School

This report discusses the history of the Marquette Sports Law Journal/Review, the preeminent law school journal of its kind focused on sports law scholarship.


About this eJournal

This eJournal distributes working and accepted paper abstracts in all areas of legal information scholarship. Topics include (but are not limited to): 1) the impact of legal information on domestic, comparative, and international legal systems; 2) the treatment of legal information authorities and precedents (e.g., citation studies); 3) the examination of rules, practices, and commentary limiting or expanding applications of legal information (e.g., citation to unpublished opinions and to foreign law); 4) the study of economic, legal, political and social conditions limiting or extending access to legal information (e.g., trends in the legal publishing industry, intellectual property regimes, and open access initiatives); 5) the finding and use of legal information by academics to produce legal scholarship, by law students to learn the law, by attorneys in practice, and by judges and others decisionmakers to determine legal outcomes; 6) the history of legal information systems and technological advancements; 7) legal information system design and assessment; and 8) the relationship of substantive areas of law (such as information law, intellectual freedom, intellectual property, and national security law) and other academic disciplines (e.g., information science) to legal information. This includes the scholarship of law librarians, other legal scholars, and other academic disciplines.

The eJournal also includes working papers, forthcoming articles, recently published articles, and selected documents (such as White Papers, briefings, reports, course materials) on the practice of law librarianship. Submissions are welcome in all areas of law librarianship including: 1) administration, management, and leadership; 2) facility design and construction; 3) evaluating and marketing law library services; 4) all aspects of public, technical, and technology services; 5) collection development, including sample collection development policies and procedures; 6) electronic resource management and development including licensing, digitization, and institutional repositories; 7) research and reference services; and 8) legal research instruction teaching methods and substantial or innovative course materials.

Editors: Randy J. Diamond, University of Missouri, and Lee F. Peoples, Oklahoma City University


To submit your research to SSRN, sign in to the SSRN User HeadQuarters, click the My Papers link on left menu and then the Start New Submission button at top of page.

Distribution Services

If your organization is interested in increasing readership for its research by starting a Research Paper Series, or sponsoring a Subject Matter eJournal, please email:

Distributed by

Legal Scholarship Network (LSN), a division of Social Science Electronic Publishing (SSEP) and Social Science Research Network (SSRN)



Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law, Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management, European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)

Stanford Law School, Columbia Law School, European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)

Please contact us at the above addresses with your comments, questions or suggestions for LSN-Sub.

Advisory Board

Legal Information & Technology eJournal

Associate Dean/ Director of the Law Library, University of South Carolina School of Law, Associate Dean for the Law Library & Associate Professor of Law, University of South Carolina - Coleman Karesh Law Library

Professor, University of Texas School of Law

Associate Director and Head of Technical Services, William A. Wise Law Library, University of Colorado Law School

Library Director & Professor of Law, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law - Leon E. Bloch Law Library

Associate Dean for Information Services, Professor of Law, Professor of Information Resources and Library Science, and Editor, Legal Reference Services Quarterly, University of Arizona - James E. Rogers College of Law, Cracchiolo Law Library

Rufty Research Professor of Law & Senior Associate Dean for Information Services, Duke University School of Law

Assistant Professor of Law and Director of Library Services, Emory University School of Law - Hugh F. MacMillan Law Library

University of Washington - School of Law, Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Library and Computing Services, University of Washington School of Law - Gallagher Law Library

International & Foreign Law Librarian, University of California School of Law Library - Boalt Hall Law Library

Director, Academic Advising, Senior Law Lecturer, University of Washington School of Law

Professor of Law and Director, University of Nebraska College of Law, Schmid Law Library

Associate Dean for Finance & Administration; Professor of Law, University of New Mexico School of Law

Associate Law Librarian for International and Foreign Law, Georgetown University Law Library

Library Director and Associate Professor, Brooklyn Law School