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Welcome to the JD curriculum task force of WikiProject Law

CASEBOOK subpages[edit]

This list seeks to group casebooks into the recognizable categories of course title & year. Please propose potentially confusing changes at the talk page.

I think we might eventually settle for broader categories, e.g. "corporate classes," "1L classes," "constitutional classes", "intellectual property," "international law," "litigation," etc.


Professional briefs.
  • Paraphrase from "High Court Case Summaries," "Casenote Legal Briefs", "Lexis Headnotes," etc.
Student outlines and casebriefs.
  • "Shepardize" individual cases on Lexis Nexis, for heavily-footnoted treatises and law review articles. Paraphrase, don't infringe.

Young caselaw articles should, at bare minimum, consist of case briefs. WP:SCOTUS employs the following article outline, and we should not diverge from it without their consensus. (In the long run, WP:LAW should have a "manual of style task force"/"Wikibluebook task force", whose members determine the standards for article layout, citation usage, template usage, etc. for all law-related content.)



  1. Andrew Gradman talk/WP:Hornbook 18:30, 28 July 2009 (UTC) (founder)
  2. User:Smith Jones 22:37, 7 August 2009 (UTC) (admit, specialist in International Trade and surrogatcy law and expert on procedural administration)
  3. Elliott Ash talk/WP:Hornbook 23:55, 01 August 2009 (UTC) (co-founder)
  4. Bearian (talk) 12:24, 29 July 2009 (UTC)
  5. Pharos (talk) 03:46, 31 July 2009 (UTC) Not a law student, but I'd be glad to help from Wikimedia New York City and reaching out to the Students for Free Culture chapter at Columbia.
  6. Lawyer2b (talk) 05:03, 31 July 2009 (UTC) Will do what I can with limited time available. Love the project!
  7. DAFMM (talk), very interesting. 31st July 2009.
  8. Cdogsimmons (talk) 14:22, 31 July 2009 (UTC) I look forward to participating.
  9. SWATJester Son of the Defender 23:13, 31 July 2009 (UTC) IP and technology attorney focusing on the entertainment industry. Special focus on FOSS and open licensing.
  10. Ramsquire (throw me a line) 23:21, 31 July 2009 (UTC)
  11. Riotrocket8676 You gotta problem with that? 17:21, 1 August 2009 (UTC) Am a High School student, but want to be a lawyer!
  12. Ute in DC (talk) 06:26, 2 August 2009 (UTC) Focus on criminal law.
  13. Eastlaw talk ⁄ contribs 06:58, 2 August 2009 (UTC) I will try to accomplish something here. I am not sure how much time I will have in the near-term future though.
  14. DizFreak talk Contributions 21:20, 2 August 2009 (UTC) Will focus on copy editing and vandalism as time allows.
  15. FireEscape (talk) 01:01, 3 August 2009 (UTC) Law student and new Wikipedian -- recruited by Andrew.
  16. Walshga (talk) 18:35, 3 August 2009 (UTC) Attorney and law school librarian, also recruited by Andrew.
  17. 須藤 (talk) 20:09, 3 August 2009 (UTC) As a 1L at Syracuse University, I will be certainly in the midst of the material being discussed. However, also as a 1L, I may not have a great amount of free time.
  18. Snarky Boy (talk) 16:29, 6 August 2009 (UTC) Sounds like an interesting project, though I've been out of law school for nearly 10 years (TEN years!?!?), I'm more than happy to help.
  19. Macman202 (talk) 01:15, 11 August 2009 (UTC) Just graduated from University of Nebraska College of Law.
  20. Harrykirk (talk) 20:30, 12 August 2009 (UTC) Attorney focusing on environmental law.
  21. Stephen LaPorte (talk) 02:03, 27 January 2010 (UTC)
  22. Kermitmorningstar (talk) 05:22, 08 March 2010 (UTC) Graduate - Michigan Law. I'm incredibly busy, but I'll be happy to help when I can.  :-)
  23. LegalSkeptic 14:19, 10 March 2010 (UTC) current 2L at Rutgers-Camden. Will try to help out with my current electives.
  24. Onefinalstep (talk) 14:35, 6 May 2010 (UTC) About to graduate from NYU Law. I'll help out if I can.

Other stuff[edit]



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Infobox template[edit]

Stub templates[edit]

Featured/Good content[edit]

Since few of our articles are of broad public interest, I currently feel (July 28 2009) that we should be aiming to bring articles up to "Good Article" status. Once we establish a consensus on the discussion page, we'll revise this text to be more objective.