TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Oct 5, 2015

Harvard University Law School professor Jonathan Zittrain created a new legal archival tool – Perma.cc – that allows users to submit legal research to Harvard’s library in order to be permanently preserved. Zittrain found that nearly three-fourths of links cited in law journals no longer worked properly, including links cited in U.S. Supreme Court opinions. “Link rot is especially worrisome when it comes to judicial opinions and scholarship,” Zittrain said. “If you can’t see what’s being linked to, then it makes it hard to give credit to what you’re reading.” Read more from the ABA Journal.