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Nevelow Mart, Susan Professor

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  • Professor Mart's research agenda has two strands. The first strand focuses on access to information, an umbrella topic that includes classification, privacy, secrecy, the Freedom of Information Act, the intersection of the 1st and 4th Amendments to the Constitution, the PATRIOT Act, government transparency, and the right to receive information. Her most current work in this strand focuses on secrecy and national security in the federal courts. The second strand of Professor Mart's research agenda focuses on legal research pedagogy in a theoretical and empirical sense: how do modern systems of computer research work and why? Does human intermediation matter? What are the implications for teaching legal research? What do law students need to know to better utilize these systems? She recently published an article on an empirical study of the effect of human-created algorithms and their underlying assumptions of the results generated in six different legal databases.

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  • legal informatics, information policy, privacy, secrecy, the Freedom of Information Act,the PATRIOT Act, government transparency, the right to receive information, and whistleblowers

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