Crowdsourcing Legal Research: The Opportunities and Challenges

5 Pages Posted: 15 May 2016

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Pat Newcombe

Western New England University School of Law

Date Written: 2016

Abstract

Crowdsourcing legal research has the potential to change how legal information is accessed and shared by providing free and value-added resources to the legal community. This Article explores legal crowdsourcing attempts, focusing on Casetext and Mootus. Although the ideal crowdsourcing legal research site has yet to be realized, crowdsourcing has a future because it embodies the concept of social justice and the next generations of attorneys will likely be open to collaboration.

Keywords: crowdsourcing, legal research, online collaboration, Casetext, Mootus, Pablo Arredondo, Robert Ambrogi, Adam Zieger, Jake Heller

Suggested Citation

Newcombe, Pat, Crowdsourcing Legal Research: The Opportunities and Challenges (2016). AALL SPECTRUM, May/June 2016, at 26; Western New England University School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16-3. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2778254

Pat Newcombe (Contact Author)

Western New England University School of Law ( email )

1215 Wilbraham Road
Springfield, MA 01119
United States

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