Disrupting Data Cartels by Editing Wikipedia

By Amanda Levendowski, Eun Hee Han, and Jonah Perlin

Traditional legal research services are expensive and their parent companies maintain problematic contracts with Immigration and Customs Enforcement that raise ethical questions about their use. Wikipedia can be a powerful alternative to these data cartels. Teaching law students how to edit Wikipedia allows them to be part of the solution to these challenges in ways that integrate their legal research and writing skills, contribute to their professional identity formation, and instill an ethical obligation to serve the public. This Essay explains how.

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