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It’s a Small World
After All…
Sarah Glassmeyer
@sglassmeyer
sarahglass...
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An American
librarian that
works for a
non-profit?
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Photo: CC-BY https://www.flickr.com/photos/pellaeon/
Photo: CC BY https://www.flickr.com/photos/dirkb86/
What do we when we
zoom out?
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Will MOOCs replace
traditional legal education?
The technological changes
affecting legal practice?
The Access to Justice ...
It’s a small
world
after all!
Saving Mr. Banks
There are many
strange people
and phenomena in
the world, but
only Mary Poppins
is familiar with
them all.
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Image: http://www.chicagonow.com/still-advocating/files/2014/02/lucy.jpg
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http://minifigures.lego.com/en-us/bios/librarian.aspx
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Liberty Square
• The Courts
• The Legislatures
• Regulatory Agencies
• Law making bodies
Main Street, USAMain Street, USAHigh Street, UK
•Great majority of lawyers
•Citizens with regular, basic
transactional nee...
Tomorrow Land
• SusskindLand
• Not just tech
• NewLaw
• Bringing new techniques/technologies
into existing practice
• Keyw...
Tomorrow Land
• AltLaw
• New practice areas
• New players, tools, mechanisms
• Keywords: creation, new
• Shake – phone app...
Tomorrow Land
• Hackers
• Punk aesthetic
• Homegrown tools to serve
themselves/communities
• Keyword: DIY
• Options:
• Edu...
Fantasy Land
• Our regulatory bodies
• Law Societies
• Bar Associations
• University consortiums
• Solicitor’s Regulatory ...
Frontier Land
• Legal Aid / Public Defenders /
Self-Represented
• ER/A&E of legal help
• Where Access to Justice Issues go...
Adventure Land
• The legal academe
• Yes, you.
• Translates law, provides
context
• Incredible freedom to “think
big” via ...
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Law students
should be taught
to program
computers!
TOMORROW LAND
Obviously you’ve
never sat in a faculty
meeting! And where
do we fit it in to
existing curriculum?
http://www.pocket-lint....
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Can you change
the rules so we can
use technology to
increase Access to...
But what about the
quality of the work?
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FANTASY LAND
You should publish law in a way
so that people can use and
read it for free and not have to
pay private companies!
Photo: ...
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LOL, WUT?
No.
LIBERTY SQUARE
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http://www.thedailybrick.co.uk/lego-minifigures/indiana-jones...
• Keyword: Content
• Data
• Unprocessed facts
• Metadata
• Law, when created, is data
• Information
• Data put into contex...
Data
Information
Knowledge
Area Creates Consumes
Courts Raw Law, Rules
Treatises, Annotations,
Organized Law
High Street
Treatises, Annotations,
Orga...
Transportation
•Keyword: Containers
•Publishers
• Government
• Commercial
(Thomson, Wolters, Lexis)
• Non-Profit (LIIs)
•F...
Transportation
• Vessel
• Book / Article
• CD-ROM / Internet
• Software
• Proprietary
• Cost
• Compatibility
• Copyright
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Access to Information
is a human right.
Access to Information
is Access to Justice.
Justice and human
rights issues are the
business of everyone
in Law
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Medium Data Information Knowledge
Law Raw Law
Codes,
chronological
order
arrangements
Annotations,
Indexes
Scholarship Dat...
Most information and
its methods of
dissemination are
locked up –
format, copyright, payw
alls.
Most information
has already been
paid for several
times over.
Indexed and placed in electronic database
Published in Journal
Peer Review
Law journal article written
(School pays facult...
Libraries have
traditionally been
the fail safe for
information access.
The goal posts keep
getting moved or
game is other wise
rigged.
Corporate interests
extend copyright
protections far beyond
original contemplations
CC BY https://www.flickr.com/photos/pasukaru76/
Most of Disney’s early
work based on public
domain tales.
CC BY-NC-SA https://www.flickr.com/photos/ntr23/
Publishers special treatment
of digital materials prevents
ownership and ...
http://laughingsquid.com/lego-minifig-babies/
Orphan works represent 50%
all digitized works and
therefore are closed.
Technology has
rendered much
of the added
value of publishers
unnecessary.
The only way to
guarantee Access to
Information is via
Open Source and
Open Access.
• No monetary cost only part
• Different levels
• Prevent Remix, Commercial Uses, etc
• Creator can maintain ownership
–Op...
• Open Access
• Content
• Open Source
• Container
• Open Education and Open
Educational Resources
• Combination of Content...
Open Source and
Open Access will
help or solve many
problems facing the
legal world.
Creation of tools to increase
productivity for lawyers and allow
public to navigate legal world.
Open Legal Data:
Let public access the law that governs
them and make decisions without an
attorney.
Creation of open legal knowledge
produ...
Open Source Tools
Proprietary software keeps people
from owning electronic
information
Also requires dependence on
company...
Open Education and
OER
Removes barriers to education –
distance, price, admissions
OE & OER benefits educators and
student...
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• Publish your scholarship in OA
journal OR
• Self-Archive
• Retain your copyright
• Encourage academe creation
of FOSS so...
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It's a Small World After All - Law and Legal Information in 21st Century
It's a Small World After All - Law and Legal Information in 21st Century
It's a Small World After All - Law and Legal Information in 21st Century
It's a Small World After All - Law and Legal Information in 21st Century
It's a Small World After All - Law and Legal Information in 21st Century
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  • It's a Small World After All - Law and Legal Information in 21st Century

    1. 1. Photo: CC BY https://www.flickr.com/photos/dirkb86/ It’s a Small World After All… Sarah Glassmeyer @sglassmeyer sarahglassmeyer.com
    2. 2. Photo: CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 https://www.flickr.com/photos/eldave/ An American librarian that works for a non-profit?
    3. 3. Photo: CC BY-NC-SA https://www.flickr.com/photos/oblongpictures/
    4. 4. Photo: CC BY-NC-SA https://www.flickr.com/photos/oblongpictures/
    5. 5. Photo: CC-BY https://www.flickr.com/photos/pellaeon/
    6. 6. Photo: CC BY https://www.flickr.com/photos/dirkb86/ What do we when we zoom out?
    7. 7. Photo: CC BY-NC-SA https://www.flickr.com/photos/enigmabadger/
    8. 8. Photo: CC BY-NC-SA https://www.flickr.com/photos/dunechaser/
    9. 9. Photo: CC BY-NC-SA https://www.flickr.com/photos/nick_ab/
    10. 10. Photo: CC BY-NC-SA https://www.flickr.com/photos/dunechaser/
    11. 11. Photo: CC BY-NC https://www.flickr.com/photos/julochka/
    12. 12. Photo: CC BY-NC https://www.flickr.com/photos/imazerart/
    13. 13. Photo: CC BY-NC-ND https://www.flickr.com/photos/chiky/
    14. 14. Photo: CC BY-NC-SA https://www.flickr.com/photos/dex1138/
    15. 15. Will MOOCs replace traditional legal education? The technological changes affecting legal practice? The Access to Justice crisis? The legal employment and law school bubbles? It’s a world of laughter… A world of tears… It’s a world of hopes… and a world of fears…
    16. 16. It’s a small world after all!
    17. 17. Saving Mr. Banks
    18. 18. There are many strange people and phenomena in the world, but only Mary Poppins is familiar with them all.
    19. 19. Photo: CC BY-NC-ND https://www.flickr.com/photos/eldave/
    20. 20. Image: http://www.chicagonow.com/still-advocating/files/2014/02/lucy.jpg
    21. 21. Photo: CC BY-NC-SA https://www.flickr.com/photos/kaptainkobold/
    22. 22. http://minifigures.lego.com/en-us/bios/librarian.aspx
    23. 23. Photo: CC BY-NC-SA https://www.flickr.com/photos/kaptainkobold/
    24. 24. Liberty Square • The Courts • The Legislatures • Regulatory Agencies • Law making bodies
    25. 25. Main Street, USAMain Street, USAHigh Street, UK •Great majority of lawyers •Citizens with regular, basic transactional needs • E.g. Wills, basic business Ks •Huge disconnect between the two • 80% need not being met
    26. 26. Tomorrow Land • SusskindLand • Not just tech • NewLaw • Bringing new techniques/technologies into existing practice • Keyword: Adaption • SeyfarthShaw’s Lean and Project Management • Inksters’ Pop-Up Lawyers • Distance Education
    27. 27. Tomorrow Land • AltLaw • New practice areas • New players, tools, mechanisms • Keywords: creation, new • Shake – phone app to make contracts • Collateral Consequences Calculator from Columbia Law • LegalZoom / Form Automation • MOOCs – Massive Open Online Courses
    28. 28. Tomorrow Land • Hackers • Punk aesthetic • Homegrown tools to serve themselves/communities • Keyword: DIY • Options: • EduPunk • LibPunk • LexPunk?
    29. 29. Fantasy Land • Our regulatory bodies • Law Societies • Bar Associations • University consortiums • Solicitor’s Regulatory Agency/Bar Standards Board • Funders • Fairy Godmother or Wicked Stepmother? • Education has more than one
    30. 30. Frontier Land • Legal Aid / Public Defenders / Self-Represented • ER/A&E of legal help • Where Access to Justice Issues go to live • …or go to die? • Hardships – Financial, Technological, Infrastructure • Justice Desserts
    31. 31. Adventure Land • The legal academe • Yes, you. • Translates law, provides context • Incredible freedom to “think big” via scholarship • How valuable is scholarship really?
    32. 32. CC BY-NC-SA https://www.flickr.com/photos/dunechaser/
    33. 33. Photo: CC BY https://www.flickr.com/photos/pasukaru76/
    34. 34. Photo: CC BY-NC-SA https://www.flickr.com/photos/minifig/ Law students should be taught to program computers! TOMORROW LAND
    35. 35. Obviously you’ve never sat in a faculty meeting! And where do we fit it in to existing curriculum? http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/119987-have-yourself-lego-minifig-red-nose-day# ADVENTURE LAND
    36. 36. Photo CC BY-SA https://www.flickr.com/photos/jreed Can you change the rules so we can use technology to increase Access to Justice? FRONTIER LAND
    37. 37. But what about the quality of the work? Photo: CC BY-NC-SA https://www.flickr.com/photos/cyol/ FANTASY LAND
    38. 38. You should publish law in a way so that people can use and read it for free and not have to pay private companies! Photo: CC BY-NC-ND https://www.flickr.com/photos/photography-andreas/ TOMORROW LAND
    39. 39. Photo: CC BY-NC-SA https://www.flickr.com/photos/joachim_s_mueller/ LOL, WUT? No. LIBERTY SQUARE
    40. 40. Photo: CC BY-NC https://www.flickr.com/photos/mostlytechnic/ http://www.thedailybrick.co.uk/lego-minifigures/indiana-jones/last- crusade/lego-indiana-jones-indiana-jones-grey-suit-minifigure.html We just need some basic legal advice and help with some transactional forms. I can’t afford to help you. Sorry! HIGH STREET, U.K.
    41. 41. • Keyword: Content • Data • Unprocessed facts • Metadata • Law, when created, is data • Information • Data put into context • Codifications, Annual Publishing • Knowledge • Applied Information • Scholarship, annotations Raw Material
    42. 42. Data Information Knowledge
    43. 43. Area Creates Consumes Courts Raw Law, Rules Treatises, Annotations, Organized Law High Street Treatises, Annotations, Organized Law, Briefs, case law Treatises, Annotations, Organized Law, Raw Law, Educational Materials AltLaw/New Law/Hackers Algorithms, processes, annotations Treatises, Annotations, Organized Law, Raw Law Academe Treatises, Annotations, scholarship, educational materials Treatises, Annotations, Organized Law, educational materials Governing Bodies Treatises, Annotations, scholarship Treatises, Annotations, Organized Law Legal Aid/Public Defender/SRL Briefs, case law Treatises, Annotations, Organized Law, Raw Law
    44. 44. Transportation •Keyword: Containers •Publishers • Government • Commercial (Thomson, Wolters, Lexis) • Non-Profit (LIIs) •Format • Print vs. Electronic
    45. 45. Transportation • Vessel • Book / Article • CD-ROM / Internet • Software • Proprietary • Cost • Compatibility • Copyright
    46. 46. Photo CC BY https://www.flickr.com/photos/kwl/
    47. 47. Access to Information is a human right.
    48. 48. Access to Information is Access to Justice.
    49. 49. Justice and human rights issues are the business of everyone in Law
    50. 50. Photo: CC BY https://www.flickr.com/photos/betsyweber/
    51. 51. Medium Data Information Knowledge Law Raw Law Codes, chronological order arrangements Annotations, Indexes Scholarship Data set Organization – census tables Articles, books Music Music note e.g. Eb6 Key e.g. G Major Melody – Reflection (from Mulan) Visual Art Color, format Method e.g. Pointillism ; color e.g. International Klein Blue "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte" Education Questions, Readings Problem Set, Syllabi Casebook/ textbook Story Archetype, style Moral, theme, fairy tale Disney’s Cinderella
    52. 52. Most information and its methods of dissemination are locked up – format, copyright, payw alls.
    53. 53. Most information has already been paid for several times over.
    54. 54. Indexed and placed in electronic database Published in Journal Peer Review Law journal article written (School pays faculty salary) (School pays faculty salary) (School pays for subscription) (School pays for subscription)
    55. 55. Libraries have traditionally been the fail safe for information access.
    56. 56. The goal posts keep getting moved or game is other wise rigged.
    57. 57. Corporate interests extend copyright protections far beyond original contemplations
    58. 58. CC BY https://www.flickr.com/photos/pasukaru76/ Most of Disney’s early work based on public domain tales.
    59. 59. CC BY-NC-SA https://www.flickr.com/photos/ntr23/ Publishers special treatment of digital materials prevents ownership and other traditional rights and uses.
    60. 60. http://laughingsquid.com/lego-minifig-babies/ Orphan works represent 50% all digitized works and therefore are closed.
    61. 61. Technology has rendered much of the added value of publishers unnecessary.
    62. 62. The only way to guarantee Access to Information is via Open Source and Open Access.
    63. 63. • No monetary cost only part • Different levels • Prevent Remix, Commercial Uses, etc • Creator can maintain ownership –Open via licenses like CC • Access just as important –Containers in “bad” format –Should be obvious – no need to ask! What is Open?
    64. 64. • Open Access • Content • Open Source • Container • Open Education and Open Educational Resources • Combination of Content and Container • Copyright and accessibility • Open Law • Combination of Content and Container • Copyright and accessibility What is Open?
    65. 65. Open Source and Open Access will help or solve many problems facing the legal world.
    66. 66. Creation of tools to increase productivity for lawyers and allow public to navigate legal world. Open Legal Data:
    67. 67. Let public access the law that governs them and make decisions without an attorney. Creation of open legal knowledge products? Lower practice costs. • Last year Thomson/Reuters had $1,400,000,000 revenue from firms for basic legal research Open Legal Information
    68. 68. Open Source Tools Proprietary software keeps people from owning electronic information Also requires dependence on company Allows legal start ups to live on after failure.
    69. 69. Open Education and OER Removes barriers to education – distance, price, admissions OE & OER benefits educators and students – formal and informal No more reinventing wheel and low cost
    70. 70. Photo: CC BY-NC-SA https://www.flickr.com/photos/hoyvinmayvin/
    71. 71. Photo: CC BY-SA https://www.flickr.com/photos/levork/
    72. 72. Photo CC BY-NC-SA https://www.flickr.com/photos/kaptainkobold/
    73. 73. • Publish your scholarship in OA journal OR • Self-Archive • Retain your copyright • Encourage academe creation of FOSS software • Use OS tools • Advocate to governments • Donate to LIIs/FOSS What Can I Do?
    74. 74. Photo: CC BY-NC-SA https://www.flickr.com/photos/dunechaser/

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