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Opinio Juris - September 2007

Scroll down to learn about AudioCaseFiles, the Early American Imprints Databases, Law Review Article Submission Information, the Wiki Scanner, and the Legal Scholarship Blog. For more information about other legal research topics, please visit the Library's blog.


The Library has subscribed to the AudioCaseFiles service. AudioCaseFiles contains downloadable audio files of court opinions and podcasts from law professors and law students. The website contains cases from many 1L classes along with some 2L and 3L subjects. To use this service, simply go to the AudioCaseFiles website and "Sign Up for An Account." Use your OSU e-mail address (.osu.edu) when registering.

Early American Imprints Databases (1639-1819)

Early American Imprints, Series I (1639-1800) and Series II (1801-1819) contain material printed in America over three centuries. To create these databases, Readex digitized advertisements, charters and by-laws, contracts, laws, maps, narratives, sermons, songs, speeches, textbooks, treaties and more.

The main subjects include Economics and Trade, Government, Health, Labor, Law and Crime, Politics, and Theology. To view the Law subject heading, simply click on the "Subjects" tab and select "Law and Crime" in the gray bar just underneath the row of tabs.

Series I can be accessed on-campus and off-campus. Series II can also be accessed on-campus and off-campus. Off-campus access requires authentication with an OSU ID.

Law Review Article Submission Information

Emory Law School's MacMillan Law Library has created a helpful chart that contains article length restrictions and preferences, as well as contact information, for the 35 most-cited law reviews. George Washington Law School Professor Daniel Solove has some additional information about article submission at the Concurring Opinions Blog.

Wiki Scanner

Many people have long suspected that corporations, special interest groups and others edit Wikipedia articles anonymously. Now there's proof. WikiScanner "traces millions of Wikipedia entries to their corporate sources, and for the first time puts comprehensive data behind longstanding suspicions of manipulation, which until now have surfaced only piecemeal in investigations of specific allegations."

Read the Wired article about WikiScanner.

Legal Scholarship Blog

The University of Pittsburgh School of Law and the University of Washington School of Law manage the the Legal Scholarship Blog. The blog helps law professors stay aware of conferences, workshops, and other scholarship opportunities.