Foundations of the Common Law 1215-1914: Launch of the Online Library

Foundations of the Common Law 1215-1914: Launch of the Online Library
03 Oct 2018, 17:00 to 03 Oct 2018, 19:00
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR


Title: Foundations of the Common Law 1215-1914: Launch of the Online Library


Graham Greenleaf AM,  Professor of Law & Information Systems, UNSW Australia; Founding Co-Director & Senior Researcher, Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII); Asia-Pacific Editor, Privacy Laws & Business International Report (PLBIR); Latest book: Asian Data Privacy Laws (OUP 2014; paperback 2017);  Next book: Greenleaf & Lindsay Public Rights: Copyright's Public Domains (Cambridge, publishing July 2018).

Question and Answer session: Graham Greenleaf, together with AustLII Co-Directors, Professor Andrew Mowbray and Associate Professor Philip Chung, and Professor Catharine MacMillan, King's College London, will discuss the Foundations project with the audience.

Chair: Professor Ross Cranston, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the British and Irish Legal Information Institute (BAILII


The free access Foundations of the Common Law Library is a funded research infrastructure project co-ordinated by AustLII, which will build on the CommonLII platform the most comprehensive historical legal resource for the first 800 years of the whole common law world (1215-1914). With the collaboration of ten free access international Legal Information Institutes, including the British and Irish Legal Information Institute (BAILII) and other partners, it will include reported cases from superior courts in all common law jurisdictions, from the earliest decisions in each jurisdiction. Databases of other key materials (treatises, legislation, treaties etc) will also be added. Case law extracted from newspapers prior to formal law reporting will be included where possible. Citations for all documents added will expand greatly the LawCite automated citator’s coverage of the history of the whole of the common law world, linking the past and present of the common law.

For further information on the Foundation of the Common Law 1215-1914 Online Library, see here

The launch of the online library will be followed by a wine reception.

This event is free but advance booking is required.  All welcome.


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