Papers, Presentations, and Lectures

Peter W. Martin
Cornell Law School


  • Social Security Law and Policy
    • The Case for Reforming the Program's Spouse Benefits While "Saving Social Security" (2012) (pdf)
    • Changing Social Security to Achieve Long-Term Solvency and Make Other Improvements - Background Factors, Issues, Options (2012) (pdf)
    • Understanding Social Security (2012) (video)
    • Fitting Social Security Payments into Your Retirement Income Plan (2010) (video)
    • Martin on Social Security (2012) (html)
  • Public access to legal information
    • Finding a Path Away from Proprietary, Print-Based Citation (July 2011) (video presentation)
    • Abandoning Law Reports for Official Digital Case Law (June 2011) (pdf)
    • Rewiring Old Architecture: Why U.S. Courts Have Been So Slow and Uneven in Their Take-Up of Digital Technology (Apr. 2011) (pdf)
    • Online Access to Court Records - from Documents to Data, Particulars to Patterns (Mar. 2008) (pdf)
    • Legal Information Report 2007-1: Finding and Citing the "Unimportant" Decisions of the U.S. Courts of Appeals (Apr. 2008) (html)
    • Reconfiguring Law Reports and the Concept of Precedent for a Digital Age (Aug. 2007) (pdf | html)
    • Neutral Citation, Court Web Sites, and Access to Case Law, 99 Law Libr. J. 329 (2007) (pdf | html)
    • Legal Information - A Strong Case for Free Content, An Illustration of How Difficult "Free" May Be to Define, Realize, and Sustain (2000) (rtf)
    • The Internet: "Full and Unfettered Access" to Law - Some Implications (1999) (rtf)
    • Digital Technology, Access to Legal Information, and Dispute Resolution - Viewed from a Developing Country (1996) (html)
    • Pre-Digital Law: How Prior Information Technologies Have Shaped Access to and the Nature of Law (1996) (rtf)
  • Citation
  • Distance learning in legal education
    • Cornell's Experience Running Online, Inter-School Courses - An FAQ (2005) (pdf)
    • Employing Distance Learning Approaches to Improve and Expand Access to Part-Time Legal Education (2005) (pdf)
    • Breaking Out of Legal Education's Time, Place, and Manner Box (2004) (html / streaming video)
      • Additional material on distance learning in legal education (2004) (html)
  • Electronic legal commentary
    • Martin on Social Security (html)
    • What a Computer-Based Legal Reference Work Can and Must Deliver (NCAIR Conference on Electronic Publishing, May 1991) (pdf)
    • Design Requirements of a CD-ROM Based Reference System Capable of Replacing Print Materials in a Field of Law (Expert Systems in Law Conference, Bologna, Italy, May, 1989) (pdf)