This site is designed to support lecturers and students who are using Internet and E-Commerce Law as a teaching text.

Internet and E-Commerce Law is essential reading for anyone working in and seeking a better understanding of the law, policy, technology and management of realities in an Information environment, whether public or private sector or large or small-medium enterprises.   This includes CEOs, managers, marketers, legal advisers, public servants, venture capitalists, logistics managers, ISPs, website developers, and other professionals associated with this exciting industry.

The book’s fundamental message is threefold:

  • legal aspects are vital components of the strategic thinking of e-government and e-business;
  • legal concerns must be part of legal risk management; and
  • legal literacy is a required at all levels of an organization if it is to minimise risks and realise the potential in this new environment.

We have compiled the following materials to support your teaching:

Teaching Resources: Web Links

For law teaching, and especially law school teaching, two of the best resources freely available are:

Professor Gerry Hess is also is co-director of the Law Teaching and Learning Institute at Gonzaga University Law School. There you will find a treasure-chest of law teaching and learning resources:

Online Resources

1. Australian Legal Sites

Australian Legal Information Institute (AustLII)
This is the most comprehensive website for Australian legal materials. It provides full text search of Australian High Court decisions, Commonwealth Acts and Regulations, New South Wales Law Reform Commission reports and many other related materials. All databases are available through the gateway site at Selectable menus offer both basic and advanced searches.

ComLaw began life as SCALEplus, the publicly accessible portion of the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department Web presence, and has evolved into a specialist tool better used by government and specialist lawyers than the general public.

2. Findlaw
Findlaw is free and offers a comprehensive index of links to practice resources, case law, codes, legal associations, law reviews and much, much more. Check out the listings under Legal Professionals and the More Search Options link.

3.  Legal Information Institute
Cornell University Law School’s Legal Information Institute was a pioneer in publishing legal materials on the Internet. Today it continues to be an innovator in the research field. The “Law About” section gives a brief summary of many law topics with hyperlinks to primary resources, other Internet sources, and even book references. LII has a great tutorial on proper legal citationand several digital libraries on such diverse topics as American Legal Ethics and Social SecurityLaw.

4.  Thomas
Developed by a team at the Library of Congress this site provides current and historical legislative information. Databases include bill summaries, full-text versions of bills, roll call votes, the text of the Congressional Record, committee information including House and Senate reports, among a host of other legislative documentation. To review the legislative process, select the link “How Congress Makes Law.”

5. WashLaw Web
Maintained by the Washburn School of Law Library, this site offers a compilation of primary
resources including state, federal, and international resources, and helpful links for law students including legal discussion groups, bar preparation material and much more.

6. The Virtual Chase
The focus of The Virtual Chase is on teaching legal professionals how to do research on the
Internet. Sponsored by a prestigious law firm, the site offers an alert service, help on Internet
strategies and resources on a variety of legal and business topics. Research guides provide
guidance on finding company information, finding people, and selecting the best search engine.

Free web journal dedicated to providing legal, library, IT/IS, marketing and administrative
professionals with the most up-to-date information on a wide range of Internet research and
technology-related issues, applications, resources and tools.

8. Hieros Gamos
Name it, you can find it on HG. A wealth of information can be found in the Business Center,
Employment Center, Law Practice Center, Law Student Center, Law Events Center, and even a Consumer Center.

Law Blogs/Blawgs


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