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Wikipedia and the future of legal education
Abstract Law students are footnoting the publicly aLaw students are footnoting the publicly authored, online resource known as Wikipedia in their term papers. Courts have cited to Wikipedia in authoritative judicial opinions. Law professors are doing so in their journal articles. Yet some members ofthe legal and academic communities are up in arms. decrying the use of an encyclopedia that anyone can write and edit. To allow students to rely on an online resource that might contain mistakes encourages laziness and risks undermining the legitimacy of legal authority and of legal authority and professionalism.
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Conclusion The paper supports the use of wiki and Wikipedia in teaching law and suggests different ways of facilitating such use
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Has author Beth Simone Noveck +
Has domain Education + , Law +
Has topic Student contribution +
Issue 7  +
Pages 354-359  +
Peer reviewed Yes  +
Publication type Journal article  +
Published in Journal of Legal Education +
Research design Conceptual  +
Research questions This paper investigates the use of Wikipedia and wiki technologies in Legal education.
Revid 11,090  +
Theories Undetermined
Theory type Analysis  +
Title Wikipedia and the future of legal education
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Url  +
Volume 108  +
Wikipedia coverage Main topic  +
Wikipedia data extraction N/A  +
Wikipedia language N/A  +
Wikipedia page type N/A  +
Year 2007  +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 15 March 2012 20:35:19  +
Categories Student contribution  + , Education  + , Law  + , Publications with missing comments  + , Publications  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 30 January 2014 20:32:53  +
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