This message — and the mural image at the left — come to you from Durban, South Africa. The LII founders are meeting with LIIs from all over the world here at the annual Law via the Internet conference, a gathering of the more than 20 namesake LIIs that have sprung up since we began our own operation 17 years ago. South Africa provides powerful reminders of why we do what we do. Yesterday, we saw an exhibit at Durban’s apartheid museum — about the Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education. It took us away from our usual perspective– and was both powerful and humbling.
There are a lot of reasons to support open access to law. I talk about some of them in my blog (and in the letter to our regular donors) that appears this week at http://blog.law.cornell.edu/tbruce . As we always do at this time of year, we ask for your support in continuing our work of providing free access to law, and helping others to do so. There are two things you should do.
- Make a donation, at http://www.law.cornell.edu/donors
- Tell everyone you did– in your Facebook status, via Twitter, in person.
We’ll be grateful. And you’ll be helping to make law accessible to people around the world.