Sessions Information

  • January 7, 2017
    10:30 am - 12:15 pm
    Session Type: Section Programs
    Session Capacity: 99
    Hotel: Hilton San Francisco Union Square
    Room: Golden Gate 5
    Floor: Lobby Level

    The Legal Information Institute and are mass disseminators of free legal information on the internet. Oyez alone receives over 4.5 million unique visitors every year, and LII is the most linked-to legal resource on the web. How were these sites created, and how do they function? What ownership and control issues are raised when third parties like Oyez and LII distribute information produced by the courts? What are the social and political consequences of having the public’s knowledge of judiciary supplied less by news media than by digital clearinghouses? Join us for a discussion of the history, future, and significance of “free law”.


    Business meeting at program conclusion.

Session Speakers

Syracuse University College of Law

Cornell Legal Information Institute

Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology

Electronic Frontier Foundation

Session Fees
  • [7230] Mass Communication Law: $0.00