The Allens Hub for Technology, Law & Innovation | Law

The Allens Hub for Technology, Law & Innovation

Lyria Bennett Moses

Technological innovation has become a challenge for our times. Along with many advantages, innovation is bringing an unprecedented pace of change, adaption and disruption across most areas of life. The response of the law and lawyers to innovation will play a huge role in defining the benefits Australian businesses derive from new technologies and ways of working.

These challenges cannot be addressed on a piecemeal basis, but require broad consideration of the historical, legal and policy context, and true multi- jurisdictional and cross-disciplinary collaboration.

The Allens Hub for technology, law and innovation will tackle this by:  

  • becoming a global leader in solving legal problems and communicating solutions and ideas arising from technological innovation;
  • being a collaborative base for industry, government, the not-for-profit sector and researchers across multiple disciplines to engage with questions arising from technological change and innovation;
  • being forward-looking, developing creative, well researched solutions to emerging – and yet to emerge – problems;
  • developing a prominent national and international profile; and
  • being active in academic, industry and public debates about regulatory and policy change in relation to its research.

The Hub is also the home of FLIP Stream, a joint initiative of UNSW Law and the Law Society of New South Wales.