This year is the 25th anniversary of the Legal Information Institute at Cornell University Law School, literally the first legal site on the Internet. Not only did the LII set the standard for open access to law a quarter-century ago, it continues to set the standard today.

The LII invited me to contribute a post to its VoxPopuLII blog as part of a “25 for 25” series of posts to commemorate its anniversary. In my post, I try to describe a bit about the world of legal information as it existed in 1992, the year the LII launched, to frame a better understanding of the prescience of its vision for providing free access to hyperlinked legal materials.

If you’re interested, you can find my post here: For 25 Years, The LII Has Set The Standard For Legal Publishing Online.

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Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division.