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Fostering Student Authorship

Amy Rebecca Mashburn, University of Florida - Levin College of Law
Sharon E. Rush, University of Florida - Levin College of Law

Common Law Evolution and Judicial Impact in the Age of Information

Ryan Whalen, The University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Law
Brian Uzzi, Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management
Satyam Mukherjee, Northwestern University


LEGAL INFORMATION & TECHNOLOGY eJOURNAL

"Fostering Student Authorship" Free Download
33 Touro L. Rev. 399 (2017)

AMY REBECCA MASHBURN, University of Florida - Levin College of Law
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SHARON E. RUSH, University of Florida - Levin College of Law
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In this essay, we suggest that law schools may provide every student with the opportunity to become involved in the process of producing a publishable paper by establishing on-line repositories for student publications. In the paragraphs that follow, we describe what such a program, which we call "student authorship," might look like and further explore several primary benefits that such a program would confer upon students.

"Common Law Evolution and Judicial Impact in the Age of Information" Free Download
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RYAN WHALEN, The University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Law
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BRIAN UZZI, Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management
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SATYAM MUKHERJEE, Northwestern University
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All common law systems draw from the past. As judges draft opinions, they cite to relevant case law to guide their decisionmaking. These citations provide a record of how new legal developments draw on previous holdings. This Article presents the first thorough data-driven analysis of how different patterns of drawing from precedent are related to the influence a judicial opinion has on the evolution of the law.

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Legal Information & Technology eJournal

DUNCAN ALFORD
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

BARBARA BINTLIFF
Professor, University of Texas School of Law

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

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

MICHAEL CHIORAZZI
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

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

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

PENNY A. HAZELTON
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

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

MARY A. HOTCHKISS
Director, Academic Advising, Senior Law Lecturer, University of Washington School of Law

RICHARD A. LEITER
Professor of Law and Director, University of Nebraska College of Law, Schmid Law Library

CAROL A. PARKER
Associate Dean for Finance & Administration; Professor of Law, University of New Mexico School of Law

MARYLIN J. RAISCH
Associate Law Librarian for International and Foreign Law, Georgetown University Law Center

JANET SINDER
Library Director and Associate Professor, Brooklyn Law School