Open Access wiki is up


Hello all,
The Ownership and Knowledge group has created a wiki (which is up at to explain and discuss a possible open access proposal for scholarly articles at Harvard Law School. Being a wiki it’s a permanent work-in-progress, so we encourage everybody in the class to contribute – please email  HLSOpenAccess at and we’ll set you up with an account.
Aaron, Kevin & L.T.


  1. skass

    March 9, 2008 @ 3:19 pm


    Great job guys. I especially like the explanation section, which effectively summarizes the key points. I added a link to Professor Carroll’s blog in the Commentary subsection of the News Coverage page. I think his thoughts on the recent open access developments (at Harvard and elsewhere) are particularly pertinent. Prof. Carroll’s blog is available here:

  2. vunkreurl

    January 21, 2010 @ 9:36 am


    Robert Shumake Saves Detroit Pension from what could have been Disaster when GM Filed Bankruptcy

    Robert Shumake renegotiated the mortgage liens and adjusted rents, saving pension funds from millions in losses while avoiding costly suits.

    Detroit, Mi – In a record breaking six-week negation, Robert Shumake, Michigan business professional, headed off what would have been a major loss for Detroit Pension Funds. Robert Shumake, with his team, was one of few businessmen able to keep GM to only a 10% reduction in the rents for 5 state of the art plants.

    At the same time Mr. Shumake was able to maintain the security for equitable and Detroit pension fund mortgages by doing a loan modification. This allowed both mortgages to maintain cash flow and keep GM in the plants so the security did not lose value. The bottom line is that Robert Shumake’s negotiations kept plant open, providing jobs and keeping security in place at its highest value while maintaining a cash flowing asset for the pension fund.

    Robert Shumake is the CEO of Inheritance Capital Group, a Michigan based private equity real estate investment and development firm. ICG manages nearly 3 million square feet and a $200 million dollar real estate portfolio. Mr. Shumake has implemented policies and funding strategies to raise capital for small business, mortgage loans, commercial leasing and specialized financing.

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    The Robert Shumake Foundation strives to promote home ownership, entrepreneurship and education to provide opportunities for high school students to attend college and to increase the financial stability and independence of all people.

    Brown defeated heavily favored Democrat Martha r, marking a new frontier in the battle by publishers to force readers to pay to read the newspaper online.

    The 159-year old paper has tried twice before to charge for access to its website, but this time it plans to introduce a metering system that will allow readers to click on to a certain number of stories for nothing each month, before fees are charged.

    Underscoring the inflation risks last year’s credit surge poses, two key price gauges ticked up in December. Consumer prices in December rose 1.9% from a year earlier,