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It’s been nearly 10 years since we went live with Scholarly Commons here at Hofstra Law. Since we launched in early 2013, we’ve uploaded nearly 6,000 items: journal articles, book chapters, lectures, yearbooks, student papers, and archival materials that support faculty research.

To that extent we have exciting news: at about 9:06 am on Tuesday, September 13, 2022, our site hit 3,000,000 downloads!

Our repository gets about 1,000 downloads a day so it’s difficult to tell which item was the 3 millionth download – but it’s likely the article “Globalization and Sovereignty” co-authored by Hofstra Law Professor Julian Ku and UC Berkeley Professor John Yoo: Posted to our repository in 2015, this article has more than 26,000 downloads.

Our most downloaded item over the past 10 years is “The Five Elements of Negligence”, an article that appears in the Summer 2007 issue of Hofstra Law Review: This article has more than 81,000 downloads!

One of the highlights of the past year has been receiving copyright approval to post issues of ACTEC Law Journal: Hofstra began co-publishing this journal in Fall 2010 but we only recently received copyright permission to post it on Scholarly Commons. This means we now host 4 of Hofstra’s 5 currently-published law journals.

While we have accomplished a lot in the past 10 years, we are excited about future projects: a full site redesign, uploading more unique Hofstra Law institutional archives, and obtaining copyright permissions for Family Court Review so that we host all 5 currently-published Hofstra law journals.

To our many readers worldwide, thank you for being part of our success story. Stay tuned, there’s more to come!