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The Aim of Scottish Law Online:
To be the very first place that anyone with an interest in Scots Law would visit whenever they go on the internet. The websites are intended to be of use to Scots lawyers, students and lecturers alike. Although they are at present under construction and due to the nature of Scots Law, may never be completed, it is hoped that they will soon contain hundreds of links to everywhere that someone with an interest in Scots Law could wish to go to.

History of the Sites:
From the outset, the internet was heralded as the means to locate information at the click of a button, an end to wasting time looking for information. Sadly, the reality which faced many law practitioners, academics, students and the public was far from this ideal. Instead, users could spend hours trawling through the vast numbers of pornography and hacking sites before they found something as simple as HMSO. In 1997 I began a site called the International Legal Reference Page which contained links to websites that I found useful as a law student. The page was very basic and didn't contain very many links. Surprisingly though, it received a very large number of visits via the main search engines, notably Altavista. The site remained this way until September 1999 when I decided that the poor state of the site in the face of other sites around at the time was actually an embarrassment rather than an asset. So I created a new website, the Scots Law Online Resource Centre (SLORC), with a more structured approach to indexing the legal sites available. Over the coming months, SLORC dramatically increased in size and instead of overcomplicating the front entry page I began to create sister sites which dealt with areas which did not really fall under the idea of a legal portal or were too big for SLORC. The What's New page contains more recent information.

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