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Virtually Blind periodically features “Three Things” — quick lists of places, people, or issues important to virtual law. This time, VB features three places to visit in Second Life to learn about virtual law.

  • NSU's Virtual Law LibraryFirst, check out Nova Southeastern University’s virtual law library. A Nova librarian was logged in as avatar ‘Anne Idler’ when I visited. NSU plans to use the location to make available “legal research guides, links to legal resources online, and information about [Nova's] beautiful, high tech campus.” For what it’s worth, I can attest that Nova does have a gorgeous real-life campus (it’s in Fort Lauderdale), as I went to law school there for a year before transferring to UC Berkeley. As for “high tech,” the fact that they have what seems to be the very first law library in a virtual world speaks for itself. SLURL: NSU Law Library
  • Neufreistadt MarketplatzSecond, visit one of the cities of the Confederation of Democratic Simulators (“CDS”) — either the city of Neufreistadt (pictured, featuring Medieval Germanic architecture) or Colonia Nova (Classical Roman). The CDS has taken on the ambitious project of trying to create a private government from scratch, complete with a judicial system. If you like what they’re doing, you can become a land-owning citizen, vote, and even run for office. SLURLs: Neufreistadt / Colonia Nova
  • Third, stop by the Second Life Bar Association’s offices and meet my avatar, ‘Benjamin Noble’ (I founded the organization). The SLBA is an informal professional organization that promotes the development of civil law in Second Life and assists attorney and scholar members navigate the Second Life legal landscape. SLURL: SLBA Offices
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3 Responses to “Three Things: Places to Learn about Virtual Law in Second Life”

  1. on 07 Feb 2007 at 6:55 amKate Fitz

    Neat blog, I’m glad I found it. In addition to the NSU law library, which is very much worth a visit, Alliance Library System (Info Island, now Info Archipelago) has a Business/Law section in Parvenu Library (Third Floor). I’ve been working on the law section for a couple of months. It’s very much a work in progress! But any suggestions are welcome; contact Cat Galileo in-world. One thing I’m working on is a “bookshelf” of cases, articles and other resources on law and virtual worlds; if you don’t mind, I will put a link to your blog.

  2. on 16 Feb 2007 at 1:04 pmAshcroft Burnham

    Readers should note that the Confederation of Democratic Simulators no longer has a functioning judicial system, and is unlikely to have one for the foreseeable future.

  3. on 25 Apr 2007 at 7:19 amGiovanny Gutierrez

    Speaking of Nova, you can see their campus on SL as well by clicking this SL URL

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