Harvard Creating Free Case Law Library

Watch out Lexis and West Law! According to the New York Times, Harvard is creating a free, online library of American case law.

“Improving access to justice is a priority,” said Martha Minow, dean of Harvard Law School, explaining why Harvard has embarked on the project. “We feel an obligation and an opportunity here to open up our resources to the public.”

With the legal research industry being worth $8 billion, it will be interesting to see how the legal world reacts. We have several CLE courses on legal research that you might find handy regardless of what service you use to look up cases.