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Archived updates for Monday, January 02, 2006

Contribute to the WEX Wiki

The WEX "wiki" is a collaboratively-edited legal dictionary and encyclopedia intended for a broad audience of American "law novices" from the Legal Information Institute at the Cornell Law School. While they may eventually offer their material to Wikipedia, in the short term, they want to retain more control over what they publish (see Why not Wikipedia?.) So, if you're interested in becoming an author or editor, or if you want to know more about their selection criteria, take a look at the article on editorial contributions.

According to their overview website, the LII is known internationally as a leading “law-not-com” provider of public legal information. "We offer all opinions of the United States Supreme Court handed down since 1992, together with over 600 earlier decisions selected for their historic importance, over a decade of opinions of the New York Court of Appeals, and the full United States Code," they write. "We also publish important secondary sources: libraries in two important areas (legal ethics and social security) and a series of 'topical' pages that serve as concise explanatory guides and Internet resource listings for roughly 100 areas of law. "

For those interested in the leading "" provider of commercial legal information, check out the Legal Dictionary, LegalJobs, Legal Newswire, IP Law Practice Center, IP Law & Business, and other American Lawyer Media Publication Sites.
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