CALI joins Free Access to Law Movement

6141183901_8c9b676d24_nCALI is proud to announce that it has joined the Free Access to Law Movement, a group of signatories to the Declaration on Free Access to Law.

Why has a consortium of law schools joined a group of free legal information providers?  Well, several reasons.

1) CALI, through its creation and publication of the Free Law Reporter, is in the Free Legal Information publication business.

2) A free and open legal corpus benefits CALI members, as it will make the creation of legal educational materials – such as CALI’s eLangdell Press – much easier.

3) As a combination of the two, through CALI’s A2J Author project, CALI is both assisting the creation of legal materials such as legal forms – which is a bit of a new frontier in open legal information – as well increasing access to justice for the economically disadvantaged.   As with eLangdell, a free and open legal corpus will assist in this endeavor.

We look forward to being part of the group and providing any assistance that we can to the movement.

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