Thomas R. Bruce

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Thomas R. "Tom" Bruce co-founded the Legal Information Institute at Cornell Law School in 1992 with Peter Martin and currently serves as the Director of the organization. [1] [2] He is the author of Cello, the first Web browser for Microsoft Windows. [3] [4] [5] Cello was released on 8 June 1993. [6]

Legal Information Institute

The Legal Information Institute (LII) is a non-profit, public service of Cornell Law School that provides no-cost access to current American and international legal research sources online at The organization is a pioneer in the delivery of legal information online. Founded in 1992 by Peter Martin and Tom Bruce, LII was the first law site developed on the internet. LII electronically publishes on the Web the U.S. Code, U.S. Supreme Court opinions, Uniform Commercial Code, the US Code of Federal Regulations, several Federal Rules, and a variety of other American primary law materials. LII also provides access to other national and international sources, such as treaties and United Nations materials. According to its website, the LII serves over 30 million unique visitors per year.

Cornell Law School is the law school of Cornell University, a private Ivy League university located in Ithaca, New York. It is one of the five Ivy League law schools and offers three law degree programs along with several dual-degree programs in conjunction with other professional schools at the university. Established in 1887 as Cornell's Department of Law, the school today is one of the smallest top-tier JD-conferring institutions in the country, with around two-hundred students graduating each year. Since its inception Cornell Law School has always ranked among the top law schools in the nation.

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Cello is an early discontinued graphical web browser for Windows 3.1, developed by Thomas R. Bruce of the Legal Information Institute at Cornell Law School. It was released as shareware in 1993. While other browsers ran on various Unix machines, Cello was the first web browser for Microsoft Windows, using the winsock system to access the Internet. In addition to the basic Windows, Cello worked on Windows NT 3.5 and with small modifications on OS/2.

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  2. "Thomas R. Bruce's Cornell Law School Bio Page" . Retrieved 2010-03-04.
  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. p. 235. ISBN   978-0-19-286207-5.