Press

  • “. . . awesome app . . .”
    Small Biz Go Mobile, 9/9/2011.
  • “For the entrepreneur on the go, this looks like it would be a critical tool to add to the business arsenal.”
    148Apps, 9/8/2011.
  • “After putting it through its paces for a few days, I can confirm that it provided reliable, up-to-date data on every Trademark that I threw at it.”
    Associate's Mind, 9/1/2011.
  • “You can find some of [the superseded ORSs] here, thanks to our favorite law student, Robb Shecter, . . .”
    Oregon Legal Research Blog, 1/28/2011.
  • “. . . before Shecter's work, no source offered easy, free search functionality to anyone looking for information about Oregon's laws.”
    The Advocate, Lewis & Clark Law School p. 65 (Fall/Winter 2010).
  • “. . . OregonLaws.org [is] an easy-to-read, browsable, annotated, free site recently created by a second-year law student . . .”
    Law Library Journal, Vol. 102:1 [2010-3].
  • “Robb Shecter . . . has announced a new, innovative Q&A site: Open Legal Research.”
    Legal Informatics Blog, 12/6/2010.
  • “Robb explains that currently, links to trademark and servicemark online registration records of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) expire after a short time, and the PTO offers no permanent URL service. So Robb created a new service . . .”
    Legal Informatics Blog, 10/16/2010.
  • “In one year, weblaws.org has grown to include statutes from Oregon and New York, and he will tackle California next. While Shecter built the site to ease legal research for law students, he has received positive feedback from practitioners who use the site for their own research and point their clients to it as a resource, as well.”
    American Bar Association Student Lawyer, 9/10/2010.
  • “. . . Shecter, who had heard mumblings about the competition through local blogs, was surprised when he found an e-mail from the city announcing him a winner. . . .”
    Oregon Business, 7/1/2010.
  • “The site’s capability to promote the democratic process earned Shecter a role as a presenter at Access to the Raw Materials of Our Democracy, a day-long workshop sponsored by The Center for American Progress. . .”
    Lewis & Clark Source, 6/17/2010.
  • “I am now . . . suggesting one add a new New York Law repository to the list, by second year law student “Robb” from Oregon’s Lewis & Clark Law School, if only for its sheer readability.”
    New York Biz Media Law Blog, 3/29/2010.
  • “Last week, Robb kindly shared with me his plans for further development of WebLaws.org. In the coming months, he hopes to add the following content and functions to the site:”
    Legal Informatics Blog, 2/6/2010.
  • “Visit Oregon Laws dot org to see the excellent and creative work Robb Shecter is doing with the current and the superseded Oregon Revised Statutes.”
    Oregon Legal Research Blog, 11/2/2009.
  • “The results of opening up the law were pretty spectacularly demonstrated when a 2nd-year law student, Robb Shecter, created the beautiful OregonLaws.org (compare to the official site for a night and day look).”
    Boing Boing, 10/30/2009.
  • “Check out the latest Oregon Legal Glossary at Oregon Laws dot org. It’s a fun, easy to navigate, and the sidebar list of links to other Oregon (and 9th Circuit) glossaries is super-handy.”
    Oregon Legal Research Blog, 8/26/2009.
  • “OregonLaws.org provides a system to 'gather, create, visualize, and mine data.' Shecter explains that his database provides new ways to research Oregon statutes . . .”
    Georgetown Law Library Blog, 8/18/2009.
  • “Imagine that, a recipe for new legal research that leverages the inherent structure and intelligence already embedded in legal sources. Good piece from Robb Shecter, the creator of OregonLaws.org: The Recipe for Better Legal Information Services at the VoxPopuLII blog.”
    Lex Disruptus, 8/18/2009.
  • “OregonLaws.org takes the text of the Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) straight from the source . . . upon which Robb performs some imaginative coding and design magic. The final result . . . is an online version of the Oregon Revised Statutes that is easier to read, search, link to and reuse.”
    Boley Library Updates, 4/29/2009.
  • “OregonLaws.org has a clean and clear design and a number of neat features, including: indented statutory provisions (yay!); easy browsing between sections; official annotations on the side of relevant statutory language; and source/citation for all provisions.”
    D'Angelo Law Library Blog, 4/27/2009.
  • “That a second-year law student can whip together a better version of the state laws than the state itself – in his spare time – says volumes . . .”
    Lex Disruptus, 4/27/2009.
  • “And, here is another amazing feat: Robb, a law student at Lewis & Clark Law School has created a pretty amazing and FREE web site for statutory research in Oregon. When you visit the site . . . you are immediately struck by the simple, but well-thought out features.”
    Legal Research Plus, 4/27/2009.
  • “The ORS site mentioned above is courtesy of smart, creative, and public-service minded law students . . .”
    Oregon Legal Research Blog, 4/6/2009.
  • “It's fast, has a great search facility, and handily outclasses the state legislature's own site. . . . It's a great example of what can be done to liberate legal information.”
    Jureeka!, 3/22/2009.
  • “Give a big welcome to a (relatively) new entrant in the Oregon legal research database field of players: Oregon Laws dot org. It’s a legal research database designed and powered by law students (our future!). I like it so far - and its associated blog too.”
    Oregon Legal Research Blog, 3/17/2009.