The service was created by Robb Shecter, a third year law student at Lewis and Clark Law School in Oregon. OregonLaws.org provides a system to "gather, create, visualize, and mine data." Shecter explains that his database provides new ways to research Oregon statutes because it:
- uses the hierarchy created by the Oregon Legislature when it designed the Oregon Revised Statutes;
- uses the subjects of each statute to create a tag cloud leading the researcher to related statutes;
- provides digital authentication for each document;
- creates a statutory dictionary based upon all o f the defined terms in the Oregon Revised Statutes (see principal office) - https://www.oregonlaws.org/blog/2009/04/began-a-new-sub-project-oregon-legal-glossary/ new annotations.