LAWS3196/JURD7596 Designing Technology Solutions for Access to Justice - Application Form | Law

LAWS3196/JURD7596 Designing Technology Solutions for Access to Justice - Application Form

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ATTENTION: This form opens 10AM Monday, 13 March and closes 4PM Monday, 20 March 2017.

This form is to be used by UNSW Law students applying for LAWS3196/JURD7596 Designing Technology Solutions for Access to Justice.

This 6 UOC course will take place in S2, 2017.

UNSW Law has teamed with law firm Gilbert + Tobin and software company Neota Logic to introduce a new course that will provide UNSW Law students with practical experience in using state-of-the-art legal technology. Designing Technology Solutions for Access to Justice will be offered in Semester 2 2017 as an elective for undergraduate and Juris Doctor students.

For more information please see here.

Course Description

This course will teach students how to design legal information systems, integrating expert systems, hypertext, text retrieval and other technologies, for use in generating legal documents from precedents and assisting users to navigate solutions to legal problems. After learning the necessary skills, students will work in small groups, in partnership with a not-for-profit centre or organisation, to design and build a Legal information system.


In class, students will also be exposed to a variety of examples of automation of legal tasks, and the various legal and practical issues associated with their use, including issues of professional regulation. This will include guest lectures from those working on legal expert systems and related technologies. Students will also become familiar with theoretical approaches to legal information systems development, and the range of technologies and approaches that may contribute to applications development.

This course does not require students to have any pre-existing skills or experience in expert systems or computer programming – the course itself includes instruction on how to use expert system software.

This course is sponsored by Gilbert and Tobin.

For more information please see here.