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Thomas R. Bruce

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Tom Bruce
Academic background
EducationYale University (BA, MFA)
Academic work
DisciplineLegal information retrieval
InstitutionsCornell University

Thomas R. "Tom" Bruce is an American academic and former software engineer who co-founded the Legal Information Institute at Cornell Law School with Peter Martin in 1992.[1]


Bruce earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University and a Master of Fine Arts in stage management from the School of Drama at Yale University.[citation needed]


After graduating from Yale, Bruce worked as a stage and production manager for the Spoleto Festival USA, Texas Opera Theater, American Repertory Theater, and Greater Miami Opera. He joined Cornell Law School in 1988 as director of educational technologies. In 1992, Bruce co-founded the Legal Information Institute at Cornell.[2] He is the author of Cello, the first Web browser for Microsoft Windows.[3][4][5] Cello was first released on June 8, 1993.[6]


  1. ^ Stefanou, Constantin; Helen Xanthaki (2008). Drafting legislation: a modern approach. Ashgate Publishing. p. 272. ISBN 978-0-7546-4903-8.
  2. ^ Bruce, Thomas Robert (2007-08-23). "Thomas Robert Bruce". LII / Legal Information Institute. Retrieved 2023-01-18.
  3. ^ "LII: Overview". Retrieved 2010-03-03.
  4. ^ "Web History Day: Pioneering software and sites". The World Wide Web History Project. April 1997. Retrieved 2010-03-04.
  5. ^ He, Jimin (1998). Internet resources for engineers. Elsevier. p. 34. ISBN 978-0-7506-8949-6.
  6. ^ Gillies, James; Cailliau, R. (2000). How the Web was born: the story of the World Wide Web. Oxford University Press. pp. 235. ISBN 978-0-19-286207-5. tom bruce cello.

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