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Shared JavaScript libraries for the OpenLaw project

The OpenLaw JavaScript APIs allow you to integrate and build on the OpenLaw protocol.

The class APIClient library is an interface for querying, saving, and changing data in an OpenLaw instance as well as for user authentication. The interface serves as a convenient wrapper to the OpenLaw REST API.

The Openlaw object library is an interface to interact directly with an OpenLaw legal agreement and its contents, including its various variable types.


Check out the guide for getting started, the complete reference for using the OpenLaw JavaScript APIs, and other information about how to use the OpenLaw application at our docs.


$ npm install openlaw --save

Ways to Use

 * ES2015: import for bundlers like webpack
// import both modules
import { APIClient, Openlaw } from "openlaw";
// OR import only `Openlaw`
import { Openlaw } from "openlaw";
// OR import only `APIClient`
import { APIClient } from "openlaw";
 * CommonJS
// require() for Node.js (or bundlers that support CommonJS-style modules)
const { APIClient, Openlaw } = require('openlaw');
 * Browser: available as a browser global: `openlaw`
<script src=""></script>
  const Openlaw = openlaw.Openlaw;
  const APIClient = openlaw.APIClient;
 * Browser, with ES Modules (
// in your app
import { Openlaw, APIClient } from './path/to/openlaw/index.esm.js';
// then, in your HTML
<script type="module" src="./app.js"></script>

Example Usage


import { APIClient } from "openlaw";
// Include the root URL for the OpenLaw instance.
apiClient = new APIClient("");
Most of the APIClient method calls can only be made by a logged in
user with a StandardUser role or an Admin role. Log in before making
those calls.
apiClient.login("", "password");
apiClient.getTemplate("Advisor Agreement").then((result) => {
  "id": "d76ede8ca437f6da06b1e09f115393318faf29fdc5bdaaf0b2e889886136edf4",
  "title": "Advisor Agreement",
  "content": "This Advisor Agreement is entered into between [[Company Name: Text]] (\"Corporation\") and [[Advisor Name]] (\"Advisor\") as of [[Effective Date: Date]] (\"Effective Date\"). Company and Advisor agree as follows:  \n\n^ **Services**. Advisor agrees to consult with and advise Company from time to time, at Company's request (the \"Services\"). {{No Services \"Do you want to limit the advisor's services?\"  While this Agreement is is effect, Advisor will not provide services to any company active in the field of [[Noncompete Field \"What field should the advisor not participate in?\"]].}}\n\n...**COMPANY:**\n[[Company Signatory Email: Identity]]\n\n___________________\nName:  [[Company Signatory]]\nAddress:  [[Company Address: Address]]\n\n\n**ADVISOR:**\n[[Advisor Email: Identity]]\n\n___________________\nName [[Advisor Name]]      \nAddress: [[Advisor Address: Address]]\n",
  "templateType": "agreement"


import { Openlaw } from "openlaw";
const compiledTemplate = Openlaw.compileTemplate(
  'This Advisor Agreement is entered into between [[Company Name]] ("Corporation") and [[Advisor Name]] ("Advisor") as of [[Effective Date: Date]] ("Effective Date"). Company and Advisor agree as follows: \n\n^**Services**. Advisor agrees to consult with and advise Company from time to time, at Company\'s request (the "Services").'
  isError: false,
  errorMessage: "",
  compiledTemplate: CompiledTemplate


(Project maintainers only)

Before the first time you run npm run build or npm run build:prod, run sbt fullOptJS from the project root directory to generate the client.js file. Otherwise, you will see an error like the following:

ERROR in Entry module not found: Error: Can't resolve '/$YOUR_DIR/openlaw-client/target/scala-2.12/client.js' in '/$YOUR_DIR/openlaw-client'.

Publishing Releases

(Project maintainers only)

Run npm run release which will walk you through the process of updating the semantic version, and drafting a GitHub release. Once the release is published on GitHub, the CI/CD should detect it and handle the publication to NPM.

More detailed documentation about the release process is here.


See information about contributing here.

Code Formatting

We adhere to standardized code formatting via Prettier and scalafmt. All PRs will be automatically checked for adherence. If they do not adhere to standardized formatting, they should be corrected prior to being merged.

The best way is let your editor handle everything for you everytime you hit save, see the Scalafmt Installation Docs or the OpenLaw developer setup documentation.

To manually verify, can run make lint-style to check and make lint-style-fix to automatically repair all files.


Copyright 2019 Aaron Wright, David Roon, and ConsenSys AG.

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.

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