LawArXiv has won the 2018 Innovations in Technology Award from the
American Association of Law Libraries (AALL).
A jury of law librarian members of AALL selected LawArXiv based on a
selection criterion evaluating its benefit to the legal information community
and its innovative use of technology to serve as “the human connection
between technology, the information, and the user experience,” according to
the award website.
“Award jury members praised LawArXiv’s accessible interface and its
commitment to providing a free, open-access online platform for publishing
and preserving legal scholarship,” said. Jennifer Behrens, Head of Reference
Services at the Goodson Law Library (Duke Law School) and chair of the 2018
AALL Innovations in Technology Award jury.
Launched in May 2017 LawArXiv was developed and is supported by a
collaboration of the Legal Information Preservation Alliance (LIPA), the Mid
American Law Libraries Consortium (MALLCO), NELLCO Library Consortium
Inc. and the Cornell Law Library, which is also providing administrative and
“We are thrilled to receive this recognition of our work to provide the only noncommercial pre and post-print repository for scholarly legal articles,” said
Susan Urban of MALLCO. “LawArxiv will continue in its mission to provide
authors and institutions the possibility of archiving their work without being
monetized by for-profit vendors.”
Users are encouraged to contact LawArXiv with questions, feedback, or