Legal Journals and Digital Publishing

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Technical Level: Low

While post hoc collections of journals like Hein Online and ad hoc collections of working papers like SSRN continue to grow, legal journals are by and large still only print enterprises. A great opportunity to share information freely and provide better, more usable and future-protected information is being squandered. The panelists will address why digitally publishing journals is in everyone’s interest, what technologies promise the most good for preserving born-digital information, and other considerations and caveats in digitally publishing journals, with reference to the real-life experiences at two law schools.

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John Joergensen
Rutgers, The State University of NJ, Camden

Wayne Miller
Director of Educational Technologies
Duke University School of Law

Gary Moore
Assistant Dean for Information Systems
Hofstra University School of Law

About Elmer Masters

Elmer R. Masters is the Director of Technology at the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction ( where he works on interesting projects involving technology and legal education like eLangdell, Classcaster, Lawbooks, QuizWright, and the CALI website. He has nearly 25 years of experience building tech tools for legal education and systems for accessing law and legal materials on the Internet. He is the admin of the Teknoids mailing list ( and has been blogging about legal education, law, and technology for over 15 years ( He has a JD from Syracuse University College of Law and was employed by Syracuse, Cornell Law School, and Emory University School of Law before joining CALI in 2003. Elmer has presented at the CALI Conference for Law School Computing (where he organizes the program), the AALL and AALS Annual Meetings, Law Via The Internet, and other conferences, symposia, and workshops on topics ranging from IT management in law schools to building open access court reporting systems to information architecture design and implementation in law.
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