What We Do
Most of our publishing efforts go into to producing and maintaing the extensive legal collections on this web site. In 2011, we partnered with eLangdell to produce eBooks of the Federal Rules, the first three volumes of a growing collection. Soon, you will find LII-powered collections available for smartphone and tablet use. As the first law site on the internet, we are proud to lend our expertise to new LIIs that develop in all parts of the world. Currently, we helping to build LIIs in Africa.
The law is a compex and complicated system of knowledge that is more difficult to find and understand that it should be. While we are not permitted to offer legal advice, we try to develop systems that allow users from outside the legal profession to more easily access and understand the laws that govern them. Our Wex Legal Encyclopedia includes hundred of definitions and explanations of legal topics. The LII Supreme Court Bulletin keeps you apprised of all pending Supreme Court cases and alerts you with the decisions as soon as they are available. LII Announce is our blog that lets you know about what's new at the LII and in the world of legal lnformation and research. And if you are a law student or researcher, you should try our Jureeka! browser plug-in that turns legal citations in web pages into direct links to the relevant item in the LII collections.
The LII is proud to host visiting researchers who come here to learn and perform research that will help the spread of the free-law movement around the world. The LII also partners with our collegaues at Cornell Law School and Cornell University to put our technical knowledge to use on other problems facing society. You can learn more about our research on our forthcoming research pages, or explore VoxPopuLII, our blog for new voices in legal information research.