Sessions Information

  • January 5, 2020
    1:30 pm - 3:15 pm
    Session Type: Section Programs
    Session Capacity: N/A
    Hotel: Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
    Room: Maryland B
    Floor: Lobby Level

    Accessible sources of law are necessary for legal education, legal practice, and a well-functioning society. Historically, the most useful, accessible and, feature-rich sources come from commercial sources. However, trends are changing, and viable and valuable law is now available directly from the sources that produce them. At the federal level, projects such as and give us robust tools, authenticated content, and real-time changes. Many similar examples exist at the local and state level. This session will feature leaders who are developing tools that help democratize our access to the law. They will discuss strategies for fostering and integrating these efforts, while exploring ways that law schools can and must support efforts to expand and help sustain sources of free law.

Session Speakers
Organization: Law Library of Congress

Organization: Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law

Organization: Office of the Clerk, United States House of Representatives

Organization: Fordham University School of Law

Organization: DC Legal Hackers

Organization: Harvard Law School

Session Fees
  • [6400] Law Libraries and Legal Information - Turning Fee into Free: Strategies and Success in Democratizing Access to Law: $0.00