Legal Information Institute for China?

The Legal Information Institutes (LIIs) have been spearheading the free access to law movement throughout the world. Until recently, China has been conspicuously absent from the family of LIIs; however, that may soon change.

The Internet Law Review (网络法律评论) from Peking University Law School is working on an upcoming article that focuses on the possibility of forming a legal information institute in China. Keep an eye out for the article tentatively titled: “Law via the Internet: Why there is no LII for China.”

If you are interested in China’s development of a LII or Chinese legal research in general, you may wish to attend the the Chinese and American Forum on Legal Information and Law Libraries (CAFLL) Conference scheduled for Shanghai from June 11-12, 2013. CAFLL conferences offer a unique opportunity for Chinese and foreign law librarians to exchange ideas and expertise.

Additional conference information is available at the CAFLL Website:

Wishing our Chinese colleagues good luck with promoting free access to law in China.

China-U.S. Conference on Legal Information & Law Libraries – registration now open

Conference and hotel Registration is now open for the China-U.S. Conference on Legal Information & Law Libraries that will be held in Beijing from May 25-30, 2009.  In addition to the formal substantive sessions, low cost tours have been arranged to the National Library of China, the Great Wall, and the Forbidden City. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about legal research in China and meet Chinese law librarians. The site of the conference is the Fragrant Hills Empark Hotel, loctaed near many of the academic libraries in Beijing.  See you in Beijing!

Conference registration:

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