Peter Hook

Head of Digital and Scholarly Services, LawArXiv Administrator, and Adjunct Professor of Law
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Peter joins us from Wayne State University, where he was an Assistant Professor in the School of Information Sciences (2014-2017). His research and teaching foci were in data analytics, information visualization, domain mapping, academic libraries, and information policy. Before Wayne State, Peter practiced law (1997-1999) and was an academic law librarian at the University of Illinois (2000-2001) and Indiana University (2001-2012). Peter graduated with a J.D. from the University of Kansas School of Law (1997), an M.S.LIS from the University of Illinois (2000), and a Ph.D. in Information Science from Indiana University (2014).


Publications Include:

  • Peter A. Hook and Kurt R. Mattson, Surprising Differences: An Empirical Analysis of LexisNexis and West Headnotes in the Written Opinions of the 2009 Supreme Court Term, 109 Law Libr. J. 557 (2017). (LawArXiv).
  • Peter A. Hook, Using Course-Subject Co-Occurrence (CSCO) to Reveal the Structure of an Academic Discipline: A Framework to Evaluate Different Inputs of a Domain Map, 68 J. Ass'n for Info. Sci. & Tech. 182 (2017). (LawArXiv).
  • Peter A. Hook, Evaluating the Work of Judges, in Beyond Bibliometrics: Harnessing Multidimensional Indicators of Scholarly Impact, 345 ( Blaise Cronin & Cassidy R. Sugimoto eds., 2014). (LawArXiv).
  • Peter A. Hook, The Aggregate Harmony Metric and a Statistical and Visual Contextualization of the Rehnquist Court: 50 Years of Data, 24 Const. Comment. 221 (2007). (LawArXiv).