Reblogged from the Digital Universe:
“legal rules are entered in an if-then format, and the program uses them to dynamically generate interviews for end users. As a result, users are given information specific to their needs based on their responses.
The site is motivated by the vast inequality in access to legal information (I am a public interest lawyer) and many facets of its design have been inspired by Wikipedia. Like Wikipedia, information is amassed in a bazaar-style collaboration. Unlike Wikipedia, it is entered as rules rather than narrative text, and only law students and lawyers, rather than the public at large, are contributors.”