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Created by African Legal Information Institute, Can Tho University, Université du Québec à Montréal, Institut für Rechtsinformatik, Paul Cézanne University
Website www.jurispedia.org
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Launched October 2004
Current status Online
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JurisPedia /ˈʊərɪsˌpdiə/ is a wiki encyclopedia of academic law in many languages,[2] currently available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Spanish and Dutch. It was started in October 2004, inspired in part by Wikipedia and the Enciclopedia Libre (University of Seville). JurisPedia runs on the MediaWiki application, but it is not a Wikimedia Foundation project.

JurisPedia was developed on the initiative of the African Legal Information Institute, the Faculty of law of the Can Tho University (Vietnam), the team of JURIS (Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada), the Institut für Rechtsinformatik of Saarland University (Germany), the Institut de Recherche et d'Études en Droit de l'Information et de la Communication (IREDIC) of the Paul Cézanne University.[3]

The site, one of the largest legal encyclopedias and online legal references, won the Dieter Meurer Prize for Legal Informatics for 2009.[4][5]

Since 2012, JurisPedia is member of the Free Access to Law Movement.[6]

On March 10, 2014, the French version of Jurispedia and the Bar Association of Paris have signed an agreement to take part in the creation of the «Great Library of Law » [7]

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  1. ^ "Jurispedia.org Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  2. ^ (13 April 2011). Law Practice Tips and Tricks Entertain a Crowd in 1 Hour, ABA Journal
  3. ^ Fodden, Simon (12 March 2007). About Jurispedia.
  4. ^ Fodden, Simon (5 October 2009). JurisPedia Wins Legal Informatics Prize, Slaw.
  5. ^ Dieter Meurer Förderpreis Rechtsinformatik (in German). Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  6. ^ Members of the Free Access to Law Movement (FALM) (accessed 3 november 2012)
  7. ^ Bar Association of Paris : The «Great Library of Law » Archived 2014-03-31 at the Wayback Machine. (in French). Retrieved March 31, 2014.
    Bibliofrance.org - Article:The Bar Association of Paris launches «Great Library of Law » - (in French). Retrieved March 12, 2014.

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