The W&M Law School Scholarship Repository
The W&M Law School Scholarship Repository acquires, organizes, archives, and provides open access to the scholarly output of the W&M Law School's academic, research, and administrative communities. The repository is administered by The Wolf Law Library. Librarians work with the law school community to obtain and describe content before adding it to the repository.
Questions and comments concerning the repository should be directed to (757-221-3244).
Who may submit materials?
W&M Law School faculty and staff may submit materials. We strongly encourage all institutes, centers, and conferences affiliated with the law school to submit their research, reports, and videos. Law students should also submit their award-winning papers.
What items may be submitted?
Examples of appropriate content include:
- Published faculty research
- Presentations, papers, and video recordings from Law School hosted conferences
- Video recordings of named lectures
- Video recordings of award ceremonies
- Award-winning student papers and presentations
- The Wolf Law Library's Special Collections
- Digital images of library and law school events
- W&M law journals
- Other law school publications such as newsletters, the admission's view book, and the law school student newspaper
What formats are acceptable?
Items can be submitted in any format, but we recommend that the following formats be used to increase the likelihood of safely migrating files to future formats. We recommend that files not exceed 100 MB in size. Please contact us if your files exceed the recommended size.
text: doc, docx, rtf, pdf, xls, ppt
image: tiff, jpeg, bmp, png, gif
audio: mp3, wma, mid, midi, mov, m4a, wav, ra, ram, rm
video: mov, mpg, mpeg, mp4, qt, 3g2, 3gp, flv, swf, avi, wmv, ram, rm, smi, smil
What about copyright?
To post a work to the Scholarship Repository, you should hold the copyright to that work or have the approval of the copyright holder to do so. As the author, you are the copyright holder unless and until you transfer the copyright to someone else in a signed agreement. You should not transfer your copyright to a publisher that limits educational or non-profit access to your work, including SSRN and the W&M Law School Scholarship Repository. For information on scholarly publications, open access, and copyright, see the SPARC Author Rights Initiative.
For your convenience, the following are links to model publishing agreements that specifically permit such posting:
- SPARC'S Scholar's Copyright Addendum Engine helps you generate a PDF form to attach to a journal's copyright agreement
- Open Access Law: Publication Agreement & Copyright License
- MIT Amendment to Publication Agreement