In 2010, a series of 15 workshops were held across the country to explore the idea that primary U.S. legal materials should be readily available to all and that government institutions should make these materials available in bulk as distributed, authenticated, well-formatted data. Public.Resource.Org,  together with Point.B Studio and Foolish Tree Films, created a 15 DVD set of the workshop proceedings.

I have a complete set that I would happily donate to a law library or to anyone with a strong interest in this topic. Let me know if you’d like it.

Here is what the DVDs cover:

  • disk 1. Stanford University public presentation : : a revolution in legal affairs, January 12, 2010 ; Princeton University: primary materials in America, January 22, 2010 (2 hr., 22 min.).
  • disk 2. University of Colorado April 10, 2010: morning sessions (1 hr., 55 min.).
  • disk 3-4. Duke University Law School April 2010: morning [and] afternoon sessions (3 hr., 57 min.).
  • disk 5. University of Texas and Chicago-Kent May 4: 2010 full day sessions (1 hr., 57 min.).
  • disk 6-7. University of California / Berkeley May 12, 2010: morning [and] afternoon sessions (4 hr., 6 min.).
  • disk 8. U.S. House of Representatives May 25, 2010: full day sessions (1 hr., 1 min.).
  • disk 9. Google and Accenture May 26 2010: full day sessions (1 hr., 34 min.).
  • disk 10-11. Center for American Progress June 15, 1010: morning [and] afternoon sessions (4 hr., 12 min.).
  • disk 12-15. Harvard Law School January 17-18: morning [and] afternoon sessions (5 hr., 17 min.).

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Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division.