About the LII

Welcome to the LII

Thank you for wanting to learn more about the Legal Information Institute. The LII is an independently-funded project of the Cornell Law School.

We are a small team of technologists who believe that everyone should be able to read and understand the laws that govern them. 

We employ technology to gather, process, and publish public legal information that is accurate and objective.  Learn more about our operation here.

Founded in 1992, we currently serve well over 40 million unique visitors each year on this website and at our other site, the Oyez Project.

Learn more about how we are funded, and please consider making a gift to support us.

Watch this short video that describes the LII, and read what our fans say about us.