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2006

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Download It While It's Hot: Open Access And Legal Scholarship, Lawrence B. Solum Jan 2006

Download It While It's Hot: Open Access And Legal Scholarship, Lawrence B. Solum

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This article analyzes the shift of legal scholarship from the old world of law reviews to today's world of peer reviews to tomorrow's world of open access legal blogs. This shift is occurring in three dimensions. First, legal scholarship is moving from the long form (treatises and law review articles) to the short form (very short articles, blog posts, and online collaborations). Second, a regime of exclusive rights is giving way to a regime of open access. Third, intermediaries (law school editorial boards, peer-reviewed journals) are being supplemented by disintermediated forms (papers on the Internet, blogs). Blogs and ...