[Note: the second post in our “25 for 25” series is from Peter W. Martin, the LII’s founding co-director, and former dean of the Cornell Law School. Peter is, as well, a pioneer in the use of computers in law teaching, where he was the first to teach for-credit distance-learning courses (in copyright and Social Security law) across multiple institutions — another, less well known, LII first. He is also the author of the immensely popular online guide, “An Introduction to Basic Legal Citation“.]
Tom Bruce has explained how he secured the Sun computer that launched our Internet escapades. I’ve been charged with adding further detail to the LII’s origin story.
Honesty compels a confession of how unclear we were at the outset about the role the Internet would play in our collaborative enterprise, but my files do contain notes on a January 1992 talk heralding the publication potential of the Internet.
Original URL: https://blog.law.cornell.edu/voxpop/2017/01/30/25-for-25-1-legal-academic-1-technologist-1-sun-box-an-institute/