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Priya Rai

Bitner Fellow
The 2012 Bitner Fellow was Priya Rai, Deputy Librarian in Charge at the Justice T.P.S. Chawla Library, National Law University in Delhi, India. Rai made her visit to Cornell in July of 2012, conducting a law school faculty workshop titled Access to Legal Information in the Digital Age: A Comparative Study of Electronic Commercial Databases and Public Domain Resource in Law. Her presentation highlighted the results of her research involving law students and faculty from leading law schools in India as well as a discussion of her efforts promote access to legal information to all Indian citizens. Along with the presentation her visit included exposure to the law library’s organization and management structure, while also meeting with members of the Legal Information Institute and the Avon Global Center for Women and Justice to discuss open access to legal information issues relating to India. Rai’s time at Cornell was a prime example of the mutually beneficial learning experience the Fellows program was designed to foster and a perfect tribute to the legacy of Harry Bitner and the Cornell Law Library.