Open Access at Duke

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Duke Law's long-standing commitment to open access includes making student, faculty scholarship freely available online.

In 1998, under the leadership of Senior Associate Dean for Information, Richard Danner, Duke Law School became the first in the country to make all articles published in its law journals — including back issues — freely accessible online. In 2005, Duke Law furthered its commitment to open access by establishing an online archive of faculty scholarship, providing free access to the majority of articles published by Duke Law faculty. The contents of that archive are now the foundation of the Duke Law Scholarship Repository.


It's a huge benefit to both our students and to faculty authors.

James Boyle, William Neal Reynolds Professor of Law