Harvard Law Library puts tribal court decision database online

Inside the Harvard Law Library in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Photo from Harvard Law School

The Harvard Law Library is putting its entire collection -- including nearly every state, federal, territorial and tribal court decision -- on the Internet for anyone to use, free of charge.

The Free the Law project will digitize more than 42,000 volumes and 40 million pages of legal works. The first state court decisions will be ready this this fall and the entire collection should be online in 2017, The New York Times reported.

"Driving this effort is a shared belief that the law should be free and open to all," Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow said in a press release. "Using technology to create broad access to legal information will help create a more transparent and more just legal system."

Harvard is working with Ravel Law, a legal research and analytics platform, on the project.

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