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Opinio Juris - April 2009

Scroll down to learn about the Anglo-American Legal Tradition web site, the new Ohio Supreme Court web site, the WomanStats Project, Litilaw: Legal Article Research Portal, and How to Twitter.

Anglo-American Legal Tradition Web Site

The Anglo-American Legal Tradition (AALT) web site, produced by the University of Houston Quinn Law Library, is a free-access site that makes available 3,000,000 digitized images of documents from the U.K. National archives between the years 1218 and 1650.  The documents include a wide range of series from both common law and equity courts and from the exchequer. The AALT web site continues to grow and will reach completion at about 8,000,000 images.  Most of the documents contained in the AALT collection are not available anywhere outside of the U.K. National Archives. 

New Ohio Supreme Court Web Site

The Ohio Supreme Court recently unveiled its revamped web site.  The new web site features a new URL (www.supremecourt.ohio.gov) and a more user-friendly design.  Other changes include expanded content, faster load times, more functionality, and increased ADA compliance.  Additionally, users now have the ability to download audio of Supreme Court oral argument through iTunes.    

WomanStats Project

The WomanStats Project is designed to be the most comprehensive compilation of information on the status of women in the world. The Project collects data on 174 (countries with a population greater than 200,000). The information available ranges from data on domestic violence to female landownership to political participation. The data is available to the public for free, although registration is required to use the web site.

Litilaw: Legal Article Research Portal

Continuing legal education (CLE) materials and other legal articles are sometimes difficult to locate because they tend to be poorly organized and inaccessible.  Litilaw was created to make it easier to find these high quality, lawyer-produced sources.   Litilaw has identified these materials and has organized them into a searchable and browseable collection.   

How to Twitter

Interested in Twitter but don’t really know what it’s all about?  The Wall Street Journal recently published an article about the Internet juggernaut that does a good job explaining the basics of the system.  Happy tweeting.