Faculty Notes

Article on Legal Research Media by Professors Krieger, Kuh to Be Published, Getting Noticed

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Accessing Law: An Empirical Study Exploring the Influence of Legal Research Medium,” an article authored by Professors Stefan Krieger and Katrina Fischer Kuh, is being published by the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law (16 Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law 757 [2014]).

The article presents the results of one of the most robust empirical studies conducted to date comparing research processes using print and electronic sources. Some of the observed differences between print and electronic research processes confirm predictions offered, but never before confirmed, about how the research medium changes the research process.

The article strongly supports calls for the legal profession and legal academy to be more attentive to the implications of the shift to electronic research.

“Accessing Law” has been listed on two of SSRN’s Top 10 download lists: for Information Systems: Behavioral & Social Methods eJournal and for Legal Information & Technology eJournal.

The article was also highlighted by the Legal Writing Prof Blog on June 23, 2014.

Read Professor Krieger and Kuh’s article.

Read the blog post.