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Evaluating Shepard’S, Keycite, And Bcite For Case Validation Accuracy, Paul Hellyer Oct 2018

Evaluating Shepard’S, Keycite, And Bcite For Case Validation Accuracy, Paul Hellyer

Library Staff Publications

This study evaluates and compares how accurately three legal citators (Shepard’s, KeyCite, and BCite) identify negative treatment of case law, based on a review of 357 citing relationships that at least one citator labeled as negative. In this sample, Shepard’s and KeyCite missed or mislabeled about one-third of negative citing relationships, while BCite missed or mislabeled over two-thirds. The citators’ relative performance is less clear when examining the most serious citator errors, examples of which can be found in all three citators.


Gender Disparity In Law Review Citation Rates, Christopher A. Cotropia, Lee Petherbridge Feb 2018

Gender Disparity In Law Review Citation Rates, Christopher A. Cotropia, Lee Petherbridge

William & Mary Law Review

Gender disparity in scholarly influence—measured in terms of differential citation to academic work—has been widely documented. The weight of the evidence is that, in many fields of academic inquiry, papers authored by women receive fewer citations than papers authored by men. To investigate whether a similar gender disparity in scholarly influence exists in legal studies, we analyze the impact of gender on citation to articles published in top 100 law reviews between 1990 and 2010. We find evidence of gender disparity in citation rates, but in surprising contrast to observations made in other disciplines, we observe that articles ...


Medicare And Medicaid: Getting Your Grounding And Staying Up To Date, Frederick W. Dingledy Oct 2017

Medicare And Medicaid: Getting Your Grounding And Staying Up To Date, Frederick W. Dingledy

Library Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


In Praise Of Legal Scholarship, Tamara R. Piety Mar 2017

In Praise Of Legal Scholarship, Tamara R. Piety

William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal

No abstract provided.


Separating Amicus Wheat From Chaff, Aaron-Andrew P. Bruhl, Adam Feldman Jan 2017

Separating Amicus Wheat From Chaff, Aaron-Andrew P. Bruhl, Adam Feldman

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


The Corpus Juris Civilis: A Guide To Its History And Use, Frederick W. Dingledy Oct 2016

The Corpus Juris Civilis: A Guide To Its History And Use, Frederick W. Dingledy

Library Staff Publications

The Corpus Juris Civilis is indispensable for Roman law research. It is a vital pillar of modern law in many European nations, and influential in other countries. Scholars and lawyers still refer to it today. This valuable publication, however, may seem impenetrable at first, and references to it can be hard to decipher or detect. This guide provides a history of the Corpus Juris Civilis and the forms it has taken, states why it is still an important resource today, and offers some tips and tools for research using it.


A Golden Opportunity: Legal Research Simulation Courses, Leslie A. Street, Shawn G. Nevers Mar 2016

A Golden Opportunity: Legal Research Simulation Courses, Leslie A. Street, Shawn G. Nevers

Library Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


The Trouble With Amicus Facts, Allison Orr Larsen Nov 2014

The Trouble With Amicus Facts, Allison Orr Larsen

Faculty Publications

The number of amicus curiae briefs filed at the Supreme Court is at an all-time high. Most observers, and even some of the Justices, believe that the best of these briefs are filed to supplement the Court’s understanding of facts. Supreme Court decisions quite often turn on generalized facts about the way the world works (Do violent video games harm children? Is a partial birth abortion ever medically necessary?). To answer these questions, the Justices are hungry for more information than the parties and the record can provide. The consensus is that amicus briefs helpfully add factual expertise to ...


A Brief Guide To Finding International Treaties, Jennifer Sekula Apr 2013

A Brief Guide To Finding International Treaties, Jennifer Sekula

Library Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


Between England And France: A Cross-Channel Legal Culture In The Late Thirteenth Century, Thomas J. Mcsweeney Jan 2013

Between England And France: A Cross-Channel Legal Culture In The Late Thirteenth Century, Thomas J. Mcsweeney

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


How Librarians Can Help Improve Law Journal Publishing, Benjamin J. Keele, Michelle Pearse Jul 2012

How Librarians Can Help Improve Law Journal Publishing, Benjamin J. Keele, Michelle Pearse

Library Staff Publications

Librarians are well positioned to improve law journal publishing and help it evolve in the ever-changing digital environment. They can provide student editors with advice on a variety of issues such as copyright, data preservation, and version control. Librarians can also help journals adopt technical standards and improve the discoverability and usability of journal content. While few libraries will be able to adopt all these suggestions, a checklist of ideas is provided to help librarians select those that are most suitable to their libraries and journals.


The Hunger Games, James S. Heller Jun 2012

The Hunger Games, James S. Heller

Library Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


Book Review Of Fundamentals Of Government Information: Mining, Finding, Evaluating, And Using Government Resources, Benjamin J. Keele Jan 2012

Book Review Of Fundamentals Of Government Information: Mining, Finding, Evaluating, And Using Government Resources, Benjamin J. Keele

Library Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


Splitting Hairs: What Subtle Distinctions Teach Us About Authority, Benjamin J. Keele Dec 2011

Splitting Hairs: What Subtle Distinctions Teach Us About Authority, Benjamin J. Keele

Library Staff Publications

Legal researchers constantly deal with issues of authority. Did the police have authority to search the car? Is this court of appeals decision binding authority on my case? What statutes are authoritative in my jurisdiction? These questions are important, and librarians often help find answers. The question of authority that librarians are best equipped to answer, however, is “How authoritative is this source?”


Book Review Of Finding The Answers To Legal Questions, Benjamin J. Keele Nov 2011

Book Review Of Finding The Answers To Legal Questions, Benjamin J. Keele

Library Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


Free Websites For Virginia Legal Research, Paul Hellyer Oct 2011

Free Websites For Virginia Legal Research, Paul Hellyer

Library Staff Publications

It’s no secret that free websites give away content sold by high-cost subscription databases, but you might not know how useful free sites are. If you think there’s always a trade-off between cost and quality, think again. Some free resources for Virginia legal research are as good as—or better than—subscription sites. And some free resources aren’t quite as good as what you can buy, but are an option.


Copyright And Research In Google Book Search, Benjamin J. Keele Jan 2011

Copyright And Research In Google Book Search, Benjamin J. Keele

Library Staff Publications

Many researchers—even trained professionals—often use the Google search engine to begin searches for information. Google’s many products enable researchers to search public websites, scholarly articles, and even patents. One vast area of information not yet thoroughly indexed by Google is print books. Google Book Search (also at times referred to as Google Books, Google Print and Google Library Project) is the company’s effort to digitize and index the world’s print literature.


Research At Your Own Risk: Free Online Statutory Codes Are Widely Available But Are They Good Enough To Meet Users' Needs?, Paul Hellyer Jan 2011

Research At Your Own Risk: Free Online Statutory Codes Are Widely Available But Are They Good Enough To Meet Users' Needs?, Paul Hellyer

Library Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


Creac Scramble: An Active Self-Assessment Exercise, Meredith Aden Oct 2010

Creac Scramble: An Active Self-Assessment Exercise, Meredith Aden

Popular Media

No abstract provided.


Bluebook, Citations, And All That Jazz, Frederick W. Dingledy Sep 2008

Bluebook, Citations, And All That Jazz, Frederick W. Dingledy

Library Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


Six Steps To A Smaller World: Finding International Law From Your Desktop, Jennifer Sekula Dec 2007

Six Steps To A Smaller World: Finding International Law From Your Desktop, Jennifer Sekula

Library Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


Law Review Article Placement: Benefit Or Beauty Prize?, Dennis J. Callahan, Neal Devins Jan 2006

Law Review Article Placement: Benefit Or Beauty Prize?, Dennis J. Callahan, Neal Devins

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Nothing Dismal About It: Researching Environmental Law Without Getting Swamped, Jennifer Sekula Dec 2005

Nothing Dismal About It: Researching Environmental Law Without Getting Swamped, Jennifer Sekula

Library Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


Book Review Of The Process Of Legal Research, 6th Ed., Paul Hellyer Jan 2005

Book Review Of The Process Of Legal Research, 6th Ed., Paul Hellyer

Library Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


Assessing The Influence Of Computer-Assisted Legal Research: A Study Of California Supreme Court Opinions, Paul Hellyer Jan 2005

Assessing The Influence Of Computer-Assisted Legal Research: A Study Of California Supreme Court Opinions, Paul Hellyer

Library Staff Publications

Mr. Hellyer reviews the literature regarding CALR and identifies several hypotheses regarding quantitative differences in the results of print-based research and CALR. He then analyzes California Supreme Court opinions to determine CALR's effect on the quantity, recency, and types of legal authority cited by the court. The data fail to support the commentator's hypotheses.


Definite Articles: Using The Law Review Article Type Indicator® To Make Law Review Publishing Decisions, Eric A. Chiappinelli Oct 2000

Definite Articles: Using The Law Review Article Type Indicator® To Make Law Review Publishing Decisions, Eric A. Chiappinelli

William & Mary Law Review

No abstract provided.


Sign Them Up, Neal Devins Jul 2000

Sign Them Up, Neal Devins

Popular Media

No abstract provided.


Journals Of The Century In Law, Christopher Byrne Jan 2000

Journals Of The Century In Law, Christopher Byrne

Library Staff Publications

In this essay I will humbly add my contribution to this vast literature by ranking the twentieth century's best law journals. I am not treading upon virgin ground. Over the past twenty years a number of scholars have ranked law reviews and journals using a variety of methodologies.


Book Review Of Noble's International Guide To The Law Reports, James S. Heller Jan 1997

Book Review Of Noble's International Guide To The Law Reports, James S. Heller

Library Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


Book Review Of In The Opinion Of The Court, Laura A. Heymann Jan 1997

Book Review Of In The Opinion Of The Court, Laura A. Heymann

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.