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Friday, June 18th, 2010
Harvard Law School, Pound Hall Room 107
Organized and co-hosted by the Harvard Law School Library

The Harvard Law School Law.Gov workshop on June 18 is the last in a 6-month series of such workshops that have taken place throughout the country.  In this final workshop, participants will discuss the implications of some core principles about access to primary legal materials. Are these principles workable? What will it take to make them real? What are the implications of these principles? Our hope is that upon completion of this workshop, a crisp set of basic principles can be presented and discussed, perhaps leading to the enactment of some of these principles into policy through mechanisms such as judicial rules, executive orders, or legislation.

Please note that video will be captured for the workshop and posted on the Internet. This is the second day of a two-day workshop focused on To register for Massachusetts, taking place on Thursday 6/17, please visit this page. You are welcome to attend one or both days of the event.

10-10:45 AM - Welcome to Day 2, Overview of Previous Workshops

      John Palfrey, Harvard Law Library
      Carl Malamud, Public.Resource.Org

10:45-11:30 AM - Is There a "Right" to Access the Law?

      John Palfrey, Harvard Law Library     

11:30 - 12:00 - Is there copyright in the law?

      Phil Malone, Berkman Center
12-1pm - Lunch

1-1:45PM - Technical Principles

      Tom Bruce, Cornell Legal Information Institute

1:45-2:30PM - Non-Technical Principles

      Carl Malamud, Public.Resource.Org

2:30-3:00PM - Next Steps for Law.Gov


Law.Gov is an effort to create a report documenting exactly what it would take to create a distributed registry and repository of all primary legal materials in the United States. Continued...


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Past Event
Jun 18, 2010
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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Jun 17, 2010 @ 10:00 AM Massachusetts

Do we have access to all primary legal materials in Massachusetts? What are the best practices for making information accessible? Join a workshop focused on outlining the…