Durham Statement on Open Access to Legal Scholarship

On 7 November 2008, the directors of the law libraries at a dozen leading universities met in Durham, North Carolina at the Duke Law School. That meeting resulted in the "Durham Statement on Open Access to Legal Scholarship," which calls for all law schools to stop publishing their journals in print format and to rely instead on electronic publication coupled with a commitment to keep the electronic versions available in stable, open, digital formats...

Apr 22 2009 12:15pm to Apr 22 2009 12:15pm

Law Lab Speaker Series

The End of Lawyers? The End of Law Schools?

Professor Richard Susskind, Author of "The End of Lawyers?" and IT Adviser to the Lord Chief Justice of England

Professor Richard Susskind predicts that the legal profession will be driven by two forces in the coming decade: by a market pull towards the commoditization of legal services, and by the pervasive development and uptake of new and disruptive legal technologies. Will lawyers be casualties in the digital revolution?

On Remix and Born Digital

book reviews in Science Magazine

The Books et al. section in the current issue of Science features two Berkman Center-related pieces of interest to the wider community. Yochai Benkler considers Lawrence Lessig's Remix, and Jennifer Preece reviews John Palfrey and Urs Gasser's Born Digital...

Apr 21 2009 12:30pm to Apr 21 2009 12:30pm

Berkman Luncheon Series

Mediactive: Why media consumers, not just creators, need to be active users

Dan Gillmor, Berkman Fellow

The supply side of tomorrow's media is emerging quickly, if messily, in a democratization of media-creation tools that give us a vast and growing amount of content of all kinds, ranging from trivial to entertaining to vital. Dan Gillmor will explore how we will need to improve journalism at all levels during this process.