Monthly Archives: March 2011

Lexis for Microsoft Office

Lexis for Microsoft Office is available on computers in the Library’s Computer Lab. It can also be downloaded at http://www.lexisnexis.com/lawschool
Lexis for Microsoft Office is an application that allows students and faculty to use Lexis while in a Microsoft document. Its features are designed to integrate legal research and writing by providing users access to Lexis, the Web, and specified user-created files while actively working on a Microsoft Word document . For example, via the App’s toolbar, one can generate clickable Lexis links for all the citations in a document as well as call up a current Shepard’s analysis for each case citation.

New (Free) Database of Indian Law

The Legal Information Institute of India, or LII of India, database was just formally launched. Sponsored by several Indian universities, it’s a fantastic free resource that includes legislation (the India Code from 1836, some State legislation, and commentary on legislation), Indian case law (over 300,000 cases in full text from the Supreme Court, most High Courts, and tribunals), treaties (all India treaties to 1975, plus many subsequent bilateral treaties), law reform reports (from the Law Commission), legal scholarship (six law journals to date, with scholarship repositories, books and judicial scholarship still to be developed), cases concerning India in International Courts and Tribunals, and cases concerning India from the pre-1873 English Reports. The LawCite international citator is also integrated into LII of India, showing the subsequent citation histories (in India and overseas) of Indian cases, law journal articles and treaties.
The database can be found at http://www.liiofindia.org.