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TITLE: Legal Informatics Blog Posts on Legal Data Sets.
IDENTIFER: http://legalinformatics.wordpress.com/category/data-sets/
TAGS: Legal data sets; Legal datasets; Digital legal libraries; Digital law libraries; Legal document collections.
CATEGORIES: Data sets.

TITLE: American Presidency Project.
IDENTIFIER: http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/
PUBLISHER: University of California, Santa Barbara

TITLE: AraucariaDB.
IDENTIFIER: http://www.arg.dundee.ac.uk/projects/araucariadb/search.php
PUBLISHER: University of Dundee, Department of Applied Computing
DESCRIPTION: This is a database of arguments, including many legal arguments, marked up in XML. To find legal arguments, select the desired source under "Search by Source," or select the desired type of text under "Search by Type of Text."

TITLE: Biographical Directory of Federal Judges.
IDENTIFIER: http://www.fjc.gov/public/home.nsf/hisj
PUBLISHER: Federal Judicial Center
DESCRIPTION: "[A]llows users to create customized lists of judges based on multiple categories, including nominating president, type of court, dates of service, and demographic groups."

TITLE: Digital Archive of the Papers of Justice Harry A. Blackmun.
IDENTIFIER: http://epstein.law.northwestern.edu/research/Blackmun.html
PUBLISHER: Northwestern University. School of Law.
CONTRIBUTOR: Epstein, Lee, 1958- ; Spaeth, Harold J.; Segal, Jeffrey Allan; National Science Foundation (U.S.)
DESCRIPTION: "With support from the National Science Foundation, Jeff Segal, Harold Spaeth, and I have created this digital archive to house documents from the Harry A. Blackmun Papers located in the Library of Congress. In the archive now are preliminary [pool] memoranda and docket sheets from Justices Blackmun's years on the Rehnquist Court (1986-1993 terms)."

TITLE: Data Postings on Empirical Legal Studies Blog.
IDENTIFIER: http://www.elsblog.org/the_empirical_legal_studi/data/
PUBLISHER: Empirical Legal Studies Blog

TITLE: Dataverse Network.
IDENTIFIER: http://dvn.iq.harvard.edu/dvn/
PUBLISHER: Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University
DESCRIPTION: Includes a number of legal or law-related data sets.

TITLE: E-Rulemaking Data Sets.
IDENTIFIER: SEE Rulemaking Data Sets.

TITLE: European Union Litigating EU-Law Data Sets.
IDENTIFIER: http://www.eu-newgov.org/datalists/deliverables_detail.asp?Project_ID=26
PUBLISHER: European University Institute, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, Integrated Project on New Modes of Governance (NEWGOV)

TITLE: ICPSR: Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research.
IDENTIFIER: http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/
PUBLISHER: University of Michigan, Institute for Social Research
DESCRIPTION: Includes data sets on a range of legal and law-related topics.

TITLE: IIT Complex Document Image Processing (CDIP) Test Collection.
IDENTIFIER: http://www.ir.iit.edu/projects/CDIP.html
PUBLISHER: Illinois Institute of Technology, Information Retrieval Laboratory
DESCRIPTION: This data set, derived from the University of California, San Francisco Legacy Tobacco Documents Library, includes:

  • more than 6 million records, marked up in XML, that describe documents related to U.S. tobacco company litigation;
  • more than three dozen "topic descriptions" utilized in the 2006 Text Retrieval Conference Legal Track, available at http://trec.nist.gov/proceedings/proceedings.html; and
  • "[r]elevance judgments" respecting those topics "against pooling-based samples of the records."

TITLE: JRC-Acquis: Joint Research Centre Acquis Multilingual Parallel Corpus.
IDENTIFIER: http://langtech.jrc.it/JRC-Acquis.html
PUBLISHER: European Commission Joint Research Centre
DESCRIPTION: This is a downloadable set of more than 4 million European Union legal documents, in 22 languages, marked up in TEI. The set is a subset of the complete corpus of EU law, which complete corpus is known as the “Acquis Communautaire,” or AC.

TITLE: JURISDIC.
IDENTIFIER: Current URL is unknown. Former URL (inoperative as of 21 February 2011): http://www.speechlabs.pl/en/software.
PUBLISHER: Laboratorium Technologii Jezyka i Mowy
DESCRIPTION: "The JURISDIC database is intended to provide material for both training and testing of speech dictation of common and legal texts, including isolated word systems, word-spotting systems and vocabulary independent systems which use either whole word or subword modeling approaches."

TITLE: Lower Federal Court Confirmation Database.
IDENTIFIER: http://cdp.binghamton.edu/lfccd.htm
PUBLISHER: State University of New York, Binghamton University (SUNY Binghamton), Center on Democratic Performance

TITLE: MAREC Patent Data Corpus.
CREATOR: Information Retrieval Facility.
IDENTIFIER: http://www.ir-facility.org/prototypes/marec
PUBLISHER: Information Retrieval Facility.
DESCRIPTION: "MAREC is a static collection of over 19 million patent applications and granted patents in a unified file format normalized from EP, WO, US, and JP sources, spanning a range from 1976 to June 2008." Documents are in XML.

TITLE: Martin-Quinn Scores of Judicial Ideology.
CREATOR: Martin, Andrew D.; Quinn, Kevin M.
IDENTIFIER: http://mqscores.wustl.edu/
PUBLISHER: Center for Empirical Research in the Law at Washington University, and the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University
DESCRIPTION: Contains measures of ideology of justices of the U.S. Supreme Court

TITLE: National Center for State Courts, Court Statistics Project.
IDENTIFIER: http://www.ncsconline.org/D_Research/csp/CSP_Main_Page.html
DESCRIPTION: Provides data on U.S. state courts

TITLE: NOMINATE Data.
IDENTIFIER: http://voteview.com/dwnl.htm
CREATOR: Poole, Keith T.

TITLE: The Oyez Project: U.S. Supreme Court Case Summaries, Oral Arguments, & Multimedia.
IDENTIFIER: http://www.oyez.org/
DESCRIPTION: Includes all audio recorded in the U.S. Supreme Court since October 1955, plus information about justices of the U.S. Supreme Court.

TITLE: Patent Documents for CLEF IP Track (Cross-Language Evaluation Forum, Intellectual Property Track).
IDENTIFIER: http://www.ir-facility.org/clef-ip
PUBLISHER: The Information Retrieval Facility
DESCRIPTION: Consists of more than 2 million patent documents from the European Patent Office, filed from 1985 and later, and marked up in the Alexandria XML DTD

TITLE: Rulemaking Data Sets.
IDENTIFIER: http://erulemaking.cs.cmu.edu/data.php
PUBLISHER: eRulemaking @ Carnegie Mellon Project

TITLE: State Supreme Court Data Project.
IDENTIFIER: http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~pbrace/statecourt/
PUBLISHER: Rice University, Department of Political Science, and Michigan State University, Department of Political Science.

TITLE: The Supreme Court Database.
IDENTIFIER: http://scdb.wustl.edu/
CONTRIBUTOR: Spaeth, Harold J.; Epstein, Lee, 1958- ; Ruger, Theodore; Whittington, Keith E.; Segal, Jeffrey Allan; Martin, Andrew D.; National Science Foundation (U.S.).
PUBLISHER: Washington University (Saint Louis, Mo.). School of Law.

TITLE: Merged Phase I and Phase II of the United States Judicial Database.
IDENTIFIER: http://sobek.colorado.edu/~bairdv/research.html#Data
CONTRIBUTOR: Baird, Vanessa A.; Spaeth, Harold J.; Epstein, Lee, 1958- ; Ruger, Theodore; Whittington, Keith E.; Segal, Jeffrey Allan; Martin, Andrew D.; National Science Foundation (U.S.).
PUBLISHER: University of Colorado, Boulder. Department of Political Science.
DESCRIPTION: "Includes merged Spaeth and Gibson United States Supreme Court Judicial Databases Phase I and II and the SPSS syntax in MS Word used to merge, create new variables and aggregate. This file, unzipped, is very large. The zip file also includes aggregated data used in the analysis (in Stata, Excel, Text Delimited and SPSS formats), with policy area and year as units of analysis (includes variables from Baumgartner and Jones Policy Agendas Database, Songer's Courts of Appeals Databases, various measures of landmark and salient decisions, and Martin and Quinn scores. [...] The data used were compiled from a variety of sources funded by the National Science Foundation by Vanessa A. Baird at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and were distributed through the Department of Political Science at the University of Colorado, Boulder."

TITLE: TRAC: Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse.
IDENTIFIER: http://trac.syr.edu/
PUBLISHER: Syracuse University
DESCRIPTION: Includes enforcement data respecting many U.S. federal laws and several U.S. federal government agencies.

TITLE: U.S. Courts Statistical Reports.
IDENTIFIER: http://www.uscourts.gov/library/statisticalreports.html
PUBLISHER: Administrative Office of the United States Courts
DESCRIPTION: Provides statistical data on U.S. federal courts

PUBLISHER: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics..
IDENTIFIER: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/
DESCRIPTION: Provides data on the U.S. judiciary and justice administration.

PUBLISHER: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
IDENTIFIER: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/default.asp
DESCRIPTION: Provides data on juvenile justice in the U.S.

TITLE: U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, Court Records.
IDENTIFIER: http://www.archives.gov/research/arc/topics/courts.html
DESCRIPTION: Includes digital full text of selected historical U.S. federal court records

TITLE: U.S. Supreme Court Database.
IDENTIFIER: SEE: The Supreme Court Database.

TITLE: University of South Carolina Judicial Research Initiative (JuRI).
IDENTIFIER: http://www.cas.sc.edu/poli/juri/databases.htm (scroll down on each page to see the content)
PUBLISHER: University of South Carolina, Department of Political Science
DESCRIPTION: Includes data sets on the Supreme Court of the United States, the U.S. Courts of Appeals, and attributes of U.S. federal judges.

TITLE: Washington University Law Supreme Court Forecasting Project.
IDENTIFIER: http://wusct.wustl.edu/
PUBLISHER: Washington University (Saint Louis, Mo.). School of Law.

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