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, 19 March and closes 4PM Monday, 26 March 2018.

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, 2018.

The course has been made possible through sponsorship by Gilbert + Tobin, which will cover the cost of the software licence and associated course materials.

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.