While the primary focus of any law faculty will always be its law students, the Internet and other new technologies enable law teachers to assume a central role in providing free legal education to the public. Although many schools are experimenting with distance learning and computer-assisted legal educa- tion to train law students, the real power of those tools may be their potential to facilitate public access to legal information. Traditionally, educating the general public has not been a primary responsibility of law professors, but today we have not only an opportunity, but an obligation, to develop computer-based legal education materials for the public.
Stephen M. Johnson, Using Technology to Educate the Public, 50 J. Legal Ed. 393 (2000).