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AustLII's second lunchtime Research Seminar for 2013 will be presented by Graham Greenleaf, Professor of Law and Information Systems at UNSW and AustLII co-founder, on the topic Policy foundations of AustLII: One approach to free access to law. Details of the Seminar Topic are below.
Date: Tuesday 4 June 2013
Time: 12:00 - 1:00
Venue: AustLII Offices, Level 12, Building 10, 235-253 Jones Street, Ultimo - see map (PDF)
RSVP by Friday, 31 May 2013 to Cathy Quigley Tel: 02 9514 4921 or Email: cathy(at)austlii.edu.au
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|Topic:||Policy foundations of AustLII: One approach to free access to law|
|Speaker:||Graham Greenleaf is Professor of Law & Information Systems at UNSW and (with Andrew Mowbray) a co-founder of AustLII in 1995.|
|Duration:||The seminar lasts for an hour, including 20 minutes for discussion.|
This presentation is an attempt to distil (in hindsight) what are the key policy decisions that underlie AustLII's particular approach to providing free access to legal information. The 10 policies identified have remained relatively consistent for nearly 20 years, although the significance of some were not at first apparent. Together with a particular approach to technologies, and supportive University environments, they have shaped AustLII and what it has achieved. These policies are not shared by all other legal information institutes (LIIs), and some may be controversial. The argument of this presentation is that they are a coherent approach to providing free access to legal information, but not the only approach likely to succeed.
Presentation Powerpoint slides (PDF - 1.3MB)