Just in time for the start of spring semester at law schools everywhere, here is our invitation to help us build up our Wiki Document Library!
The next big phase of Lawfare expansion involves the creation of a large document library—a kind of one-stop-shopping for primary source material in the field of national security law. We are building this library as a wiki in collaboration with the Harvard Law School National Security Research Committee (NSRC), a student practice organization that provides legal research services for academics and policymakers on a variety of national security law issues. The library will be a searchable database of primary source material built in large measure by the Lawfare reader community and curated by Lawfare and the NSRC as a research tool for the scholarly, journalistic, and research communities.
Having built the technical architecture, we are now engaged in an early phase of the project—which involves seeding the wiki with a core body of important documents in the field: cases, treaties, statutes, etc. Each document will be accompanied by a summary that explains what it is and why it’s important—a summary that the reader community will then be able to edit and expand upon by adding links to major scholarly treatments and the like.
This is where you come in.
We want your help with this initial phase. The more people we can get to summarize documents and subject areas relevant to national security law, the more quickly we can build a first-rate resource that we can then open up to a wider group.
If you’re interested in helping, send your resume to Julia Lohmann and Raffaela Wakeman, and we’ll be in touch shortly! This project is eligible for pro bono credit for those law students whose schools support pro bono efforts.