Law schools often have unique content and requirements for their IRs. The materials here provide law school-specific information on Open Access, institutional repositories, and collection development.

See our Law Review Resources series for helpful information on publishing and archiving law reviews in the repository. All Digital Commons law school repositories are listed here and you can browse open-access law scholarship from all Digital Commons repositories here.

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Brochures and Promotional Handouts

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eCollections@FIU Law Library, FIU Law Library

Digital Commons Webinars

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Library Services for the Self-Interested Law School: Enhancing the Visibility of Faculty Scholarship, Simon Canick

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The Librarian and the Huntsman: Avoiding the Budget Ax by Taking on Digital Projects, Benjamin Carlson and Lori Strickler

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Digital Commons for Law Schools, Kathleen Cowan

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Introducing the Digital Commons Law Network, Kathleen Cowan

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Digital Commons and SSRN: Turning Perceived Conflict into Real Synergy, James M. Donovan and Carol Watson

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Building a Successful Law Repository with Limited Resources, David Holt

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Institutional Repositories: Solving Problems for Law Schools, Todd Melnick and Kathleen Cowan

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20 Cool Things You Didn't Know About Digital Commons for Law Schools, Jami Wardlow and Benjamin Gaunt

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Digital Commons @ UGA School of Law: A Cornucopia of Content, Carol Watson and Kathleen Cowan

Presentations

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Osgoode Digital Commons: An Update, F. Tim Knight and Louis Mirando

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New Trends and Concepts in Law Library Services: Institutional Repositories, Lauren Seney

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Implementing BePress' Digital Commons Institutional Repository Solution: Two Views from the Trenches, Carol Watson, James M. Donovan, and Pamela Bluh

Press Releases and Announcements

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Preservation Week at American University, American University

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Digital Commons @ BC Law Hits Two Million Downloads, Boston College Law

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Duke Law Scholarship Repository Passes Significant Milestones, Duke Law

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Duke Law’s Scholarship Repository passes 1.5 million downloads, Duke Law News

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John Marshall Articles Get Thousands of Downloads through John Marshall Institutional Repository, John Marshall Law School

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Marquette Law Repository Reaches Over 1 Million Downloads Worldwide, Marquette University Law School

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The Lawyer Now Available on Law School’s Institutional Repository, Seattle University School of Law

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DigitalCommons Reaches Milestone Millionth Download, University of Maryland Carey Law

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Expanding the Past: Indiana’s Digital Collection of Historic Documents, Richard Vaughan

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Digital Commons @ WCL Reaches One Million Downloads, Washington College of Law

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Santa Clara Law Digital Commons Hits Major Milestone, Michelle Waters

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LSU Celebrates a Year of Preservation Progress, Travis H. Williams

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Yale Law School Legal Scholarship Repository Gives Global Open Access to Legal Articles, Yale Law School

Reports

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Annual Report for Digital Commons: The Legal Scholarship Repository @ Golden Gate University School of Law, Janet Fischer

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The Indiana University Maurer School of Law Digital Repository: A Snapshot of the First Two Years (2011/12 & 2012/13), Indiana University Maurer School of Law Library

Research Papers

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TCO and ROI: Assessing and Evaluating an Institutional Repository, Pamela Bluh

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Library Services for the Self-Interested Law School : Enhancing the Visibility of Faculty Scholarship, Simon Canick

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Applying the Access Principle in Law: The Responsibilities of the Legal Scholar, Richard A. Danner

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White Paper: Behind a Law School’s Decision to Implement an Institutional Repository, James M. Donovan

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Citation Advantage of Open Access Legal Scholarship, James M. Donovan and Carol Watson

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Persuasive Arguments for Establishing an Institutional Repository, James M. Donovan and Carol Watson

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Advising Faculty on Law Journal Publication Agreements, Benjamin J. Keele

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Institutional Repositories and the Principle of Open Access: Changing the Way We Think About Legal Scholarship, Carol Parker

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Transitioning Your Institutional Repository into a Digital Archive, Lauren Seney

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Institutional Repositories: Essential Infrastructure for Scholarship in the Digital Age, Carol Watson, James M. Donovan, and Pamela Bluh