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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

"Online Legal Research Revolution" Explores Public Access to the Law

In a recent article on, Robert Ambrogi writes
about increasing public access to case law on the Internet.
Sites discussed in Ambrogi's article include:

AltLaw - a joint effort of Columbia and Colorado law schools
that makes federal case law easily accessible to the public.

Public.Resource.Org - a non-profit initiative that
"includes virtually all of the Federal Reporter second and
third series, said to be the equivalent of 1,858 volumes of case

PreCYdent - a new experimental database with a powerful search
engine to rival the heavy hitters, Westlaw and Lexis.