Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

Law Library

Open Access and Faculty Scholarship

Open Access Movement

Open Access Movement at Harvard 

Open Access Law Program

Copyright Management

Creative Commons Copyright Licenses
The Creative Commons copyright licenses and tools provide simple and standardized ways to grant copyright permissions to creative work.

Scholar's Copyright Addendum Engine from Science Commons

The Scholar's Copyright Addendum Engine will help you generate a PDF form that you can attach to a journal publisher's copyright agreement to ensure that you retain certain rights.

The American Association of Law Schools (AALS) Model Author/Journal Agreement.

MIT Libraries Copyright Amendment Form (Amendment to Publication Agreement).

OhioLINK Library Community Recommendations on Retention of Intellectual Property Rights for Works Produced by Ohio Faculty and Students.

SPARC Resources for Authors.

ACRL Scholarly Communication Toolkit.

Reserving Rights of Use in Works Submitted for Publication: Negotiating Publishing Agreements
Copyright Management Center, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

Open Access Blogs 

Open Access Legal Scholarship: A Selective Bibliography

Timothy K. Armstrong, An Introduction to Publication Agreements for Authors. 2009

Charles W.  Bailey, Jr., Author's Rights, Tout de Suite, 2008

Cohen, Noam Now Professors Get Their Star Rankings, Too. New York Times, June 9. 2008.

What faculty authors can do to ensure open access to their work through their institution

Danner, Richard A. (2007) Applying the Access Principle in Law: The Responsibilities of the Legal Scholar. International Journal of Legal Information, 35 . pp. 355-395.

Parker, Carol A., “Institutional Repositories and the Principle of Open Access: Changing the Way We Think About Legal Scholarship”. New Mexico Law Review, Vol. 37, No. 2, Summer 2007 Available at SSRN:

Solum, Lawrence B., “Download It While Its Hot: Open Access and Legal Scholarship”. Lewis & Clark Law Review, Vol. 10, p. 841, 2006 Available at SSRN:

Arewa, Olufunmilayo, “Open Access in a Closed Universe: Lexis, Westlaw, Law Schools, and the Legal Information Market”. Lewis & Clark Law Review, Vol. 10, p. 797, 2006 Available at SSRN:

Madison, Michael J., “The Idea of the Law Review: Scholarship, Prestige, and Open Access”. Lewis & Clark Law Review, 2006 Available at SSRN:

Gallacher, Ian, “‘Aux Armes, Citoyens!:’ Time for Law Schools to Lead the Movement for Free and Open Access to the Law”. Available at SSRN:

Carroll, Michael W., “The Movement for Open Access Law - Symposium”. Lewis & Clark Law Review, Vol. 10, 2006 Available at SSRN:

Bodie, Matthew T., “Open Access in Law Teaching: A New Approach to Legal Education”. Lewis & Clark Law Review, Forthcoming Available at SSRN:

Milles, James G., “Redefining Open Access for the Legal Information Market”. Buffalo Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2006-018 Available at SSRN:

Litman, Jessica, “The Economics of Open-Access Law Publishing”. Lewis & Clark Law Review, Vol. 10, p. 779, 2006 Available at SSRN:

Hunter, Dan, “Open Access to Infinite Content (Or ‘In Praise of Law Reviews’)”. Lewis & Clark Law Review, Vol. 10, No. 4, 2006 Available at SSRN:

Leslie A. Pardo, Head of Access Services
John J. Ross-William C. Blakley Law Library
Arizona State Univesity


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