Indian Legal Research Sites

A roundup of free Indian legal research resources:

Indian Kanoon
http://www.indiankanoon.org/
Full-text access to Supreme Court and state court case law.

Legal Information Institute of India
http://liiofindia.org/
part of wonderful WorldLII consortium and the Free Access to Law Movement.

India Legal Information Institute
http://www.indlii.org/

LegalSutra – Law Students’ Knowledge Base
http://legalsutra.org/
This site provides student generated class outlines and commentaries on specific legal issues.

LawKhoj
http://lawkhoj.com/
Indian legal search engine.

AdvocateKhoj Law Library
http://www.advocatekhoj.com/library/index.php
links to legislation, case law, legal conferences, information about Indian law schools, and attorney directories.

hat tip to Rob Richards and Anoop Vincent.

How a law school grows

Stanford Law School just distributed its annual Facebook, a bound photo directory for the school.  The first such Facebook was issued here in 1983.

So while sitting at the reference desk this morning, waiting for customers (it’s been a slow Friday), I counted faces in the first and most recent Facebooks and came up with this comparison:

  •                                         1983/84                    2008/09
  • Faculty                                   45                             55
  • Visitors/lecturers                   11                              83
  • Fellows                                    6                              23
  • Deans (other than faculty)      3                                6
  • Library staff                           25                              28
  • Law school staff                    53                             130
  • Advanced degree students     9                               65
  • First year students               171                             170