Video History of the Legal Information Institutes

The launch of the Legal Information Institute at Cornell Law School in 1992 was the first giant step towards making legal information available to the public via the Internet. A year later, inspired by Cornell’s LII, the Canadian LII was born. Today, there are 14 Legal Information Institutes throughout the world. A new, 19-minute video traces the history of these LIIs through revealing interviews with their founders and staff. It was produced by CanLII. Tom Bruce, director of the Cornell LII, has posted them on YouTube in three parts: