More free law – open access to judgments for legal teaching

By Nick Holmes on May 11, 2005
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On 5 May JISC (the Joint Information Systems Committee) and BAILII unveiled the Open Law project which has the potential to transform the delivery of legal teaching and public access to legal materials in the UK. Open Law will focus on the core needs of staff and students on law courses at all levels, including around 200 of the most cited judgments in each of the core areas of the law course syllabus. Other non-core areas will also be covered, so that staff and students dealing with legal issues on non-law courses such as accounting and business, environmental management, planning and social work, will also benefit. The project will digitise a total over 40,000 pages.