I just booked my flight and hotel for the 2012 Law Via the Internet Conference at Cornell University. Cornell claims to have published the first legal website on the Internet, and its Legal Information Institute is an undisputed leader in distributing the law to the public, without charge (although Carl Malamud and public.resource.org deserve all kinds of props, too).

So bringing an international conference on free legal information to Cornell just makes sense. I’m excited to attend, to meet others thinking about open access to the law, and to listen to big names like Richard Susskind and Clay Shirky.

I will be covering the conference during the second week of October, and I hope to see some of you there!