A Current Awareness Service of
Cornell Law Library

ISSN 1521-9046


Vol. 2, no. 16
May 12th, 1997

InSITE highlights selected law-related World Wide Web sites in two ways: as an annotated publication issued electronically and in print; and as a keyword-searchable database.

The law librarians at Cornell evaluate potentially useful Web sites, select the most valuable ones, and provide commentary and subject access to them. These information can be accessed as following:

Canadian Constitutional Documents
Willian F. Maton has collected here the texts of all documents, which, in their conglomerate, have come to form the basic law of Canada. The documents are presented chronologically, starting with the Constitution Act of 1867. There are also links to documents, predating Confederation, relating to Canada's development as a country, as well as miscellaneous documents which are of historical and/or legal interest. Especially useful, in addition to the actual texts, are summaries of the major provisions of each document, listed immediately after the links.

Colorado Bar Association
The Colorado Bar Association home page contains CBA Ethics Committee Formal Opinions, abstracts of Ethics Committee Letter Opinions, and articles relating to ethics published in The Colorado Lawyer since January 1992. There are links to the CBA Young Lawyers Division site, the Colorado Revised Statutes, and opinions of the Colorado Supreme Court and Colorado Court of Appeals. Access can also be had to a broad collection of US government sites, Colorado legislative sites, law library home pages, lists, search engines, national and international bar association home pages, state bar associations, and specialty bar associations.

Human Rights & Equal Opportunity Commission
The Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC) of Australia administers federal legislation in the areas of human rights, anti-discrimination, social justice, and privacy. At this site can be located the portfolios of the commissioners of Human Rights, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice, Race Discrimination, Sex Discrimination, Disability Discrimination, and Privacy. The home page for the Privacy Commission has links to the home pages of international privacy bodies. Also found here are press releases of the HREOC, and the texts of opinions in complaint cases;a number of courts are represented, including the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, the Family Court of Appeals, the Federal Court of Australia, the High Court of Australia, and the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission. Specific Economic Regulatory Issues & Sites
The Regulation Home Page ( has collected information dealing with areas of regulation whose impact is primarily economic in nature. The three topics currently offered are Electricity (links to home pages like the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, American Public Power Association, the Energy Information Administration), Telecommunications (links to the Federal Communications Commission, United States Telephone Association, Statistics on the Internet), and Banking (links to the U.S. Treasury Department, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the American Bankers Association).

University of Leiden Faculty of Law, Law Library
The University of Leiden Law Library maintains a collection of Dutch Law (General and Public Administration), and links to a substantial number of sites containing information related to the European Union (and European Documentation Centres), the United Nations (and UN Depository Libraries), International Organizations, National and International Laws (treaties, national legal sites), and sites around the world dealing with the Environment, Economics, Human Rights, Informatics & Law, Social Affairs, Maritime Law, and Taxation. There are also links to other law schools, libraries, booksellers and publishers, news groups, and search engines.

©1997 Cornell Law Library

The contents of this publication and any recommendations therein are the opinions of the authors and do not reflect the views of Cornell University.