Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Wikipedia Debate

It's probably fair to assume that nearly every law student at Moritz has used Wikipedia at least a few times during their time in law school -- either while preparing for class or studying for an exam. But what is the proper place of Wikipedia in legal scholarship or in court documents? Here are several articles that discuss the place of Wikipedia in our legal system: The first, from the American Bar Association, looks at jurors who use Wikipedia (and Facebook) during trials. The second is a soon-to-be-published work that argues that, in some circumstances, citations to Wikipedia may be appropriate. The last piece takes the opposite view, arguing that a citation to Wikipedia should never be used. What do you think?

From Due Process: The Georgetown Law Library Blog