The Legal Information Institute is a non-profit project housed in Cornell Law School with the goal of increasing access to the law. It was founded in 1992 by Thomas R. Bruce, now the Director of the LII, and Peter W. Martin, Director Emeritus.
The LII offers all Supreme Count opinions handed down since the LII’s inception in 1992 in addition to over 600 significant earlier opinions. The LII also includes over a decade of opinions from the New York Court of Appeals and the entire United States Code, all fully accessible and searchable online. Aside from legal doctrine and court cases, the LII also publishes important secondary sources in the form of libraries in the areas of legal ethics and social security and topical pages in over 100 areas of law.