Hi all - the first issue of the new Legal Information and 
Technology eJournal has been published.  Kudos to Randy 
Diamond, Lee Peoples, all the authors, and everyone else who 
made it possible!  Now we have to bring the scholarship...:-
) FYI, Lyo.

Here is the Table of Contents (interesting article topics!):

Legal Information and the Search for Cognitive Authority

Robert C. Berring, University of California, Berkeley - 
School of Law

Not Just Key Numbers and Keywords Anymore: How User 
Interface Design Affects Legal Research

Julie M. Jones, Cornell Law Library

Authority and Authorities

Frederick Schauer, University of Virginia School of Law

Citing Fiction

M. Todd Henderson, University of Chicago - Law School

Discovering William Cook: Ten Sources for Reconstructing the 
Life of a Lawyer

Margaret A. Leary, University of Michigan Law School

Innovations in Providing Access to Research and Knowledge: 
Directions for Systems Improvement in the Law Library

Stephanie Davidson, University of Illinois College of Law 
Scott Matheson, Yale University Library

From the Reference Desk to River City: A Bibliography of the 
Writings of Robert C. Berring

Frank G. Houdek, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale -
School of Law

This new eJournal is part of the Social Science Research 
Network (SSRN) Legal Scholarship Network (LSN) series of 
electronic journals abstracting and containing full texts of 
new scholarship.

Here's a description of the LIJ's intended content (includes 
foreign, comparative, and international):

"This eJournal includes working papers, forthcoming 
articles, and recently published articles in all areas of 
legal information scholarship. Topics include (but are not 
limited to): 1) the impact of legal information on domestic, 
comparative, and international legal systems; 2) the 
treatment of legal information authorities and precedents 
(e.g., citation studies); 3) the examination of rules, 
practices, and commentary limiting or expanding applications 
of legal information (e.g., citation to unpublished opinions 
and to foreign law); 4) the study of economic, legal, 
political and social conditions limiting or extending access 
to legal information (e.g., trends in the legal publishing 
industry, intellectual property regimes, and open access 
initiatives); 5) the finding and use of legal information by 
academics to produce legal scholarship, by law students to 
learn the law, by attorneys in practice, and by judges and 
others decisionmakers to determine legal outcomes; 6) the 
history of legal information systems and technological 
advancements; 7) legal information system design and 
assessment; and 8) the relationship of substantive areas of 
law (such as information law, intellectual freedom, 
intellectual property, and national security law) and other 
academic disciplines (e.g., information science) to legal 
information. This includes the scholarship of law 
librarians, other legal scholars, and other academic 


The eJournal also includes working papers, forthcoming 
articles, recently published articles, and selected 
documents (such as White Papers, briefings, reports, course 
materials) on the practice of law librarianship. Submissions 
are welcome in all areas of law librarianship including: 1) 
administration, management, and leadership; 2) facility 
design and construction; 3) evaluating and marketing law 
library services; 4) all aspects of public, technical, and 
technology services; 5) collection development, including 
sample collection development policies and procedures; 6) 
electronic resource management and development including 
licensing, digitization, and institutional repositories; 7) 
research and reference services; and 8) legal research 
instruction teaching methods and substantial or innovative 
course materials."


Lyonette Louis-Jacques
Foreign and International Law
Librarian and Lecturer in Law
D'Angelo Law Library
University of Chicago Law School
1121 East 60th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637
Phone: 773-702-9612
Fax:  773-702-2889
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