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After many months of planning and development, the Notre Dame Law School’s institutional repository (IR) went live in August of 2013. On 31 August 2016 NDLScholarship broke 1 million downloads, just three years after the first item was added. Our one millionth download was an article by Charles E. Rice, “The Problem of Unjust Laws” which originally appeared in the Catholic Lawyer in 1980.

The purpose of the IR is to collect and preserve the scholarship, publications and other archival material of the Notre Dame Law School and to provide global access to these materials. Supported by Ed Edmonds, Associate Dean and Director of the Law Library, and Nell Newton, Dean of the Law School, the law library funded the project, designed its appearance, and began to populate the IR starting with faculty articles and law review issues.

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