Law via the Internet '97

1st AustLII Conference on Computerisation of Law via the Internet

AustLII, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia, 25-27 June 1997

The Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII -, will host its first conference on 25-27 June 1997. The conference is timed to precede the Sixth International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law (6 ICAIL) which will be held in Melbourne on 30 June to 3 July 1997. Law via Internet '97 will present both submitted and invited papers. Tutorials on legal research on the web and on building legal web sites, will be offered on 25 June, and the conference proper will take place on 26-27 June.


In addition to formal conference papers, any registrant at the conference (but not non-registrants) may submit a description of a web site with which they are involved. These site descriptions will be collated into a booklet for conference participants, and a conference web page will contain a link to each site submitted. This will facilitate discussion between all attendees concerning the whole range of web sites represented at the conference.

Please submit site descriptions as soon as possible. They should be 4 pages or less.

Submissions may be made by email to the Programme Chair ( by these 3 means: (i) plain text in the body of the email (for abstracts); or (ii) an attached RTF file (only); or (iii) the URL of a web page containing the abstract/paper. Submissions/attachments in other forms will be ignored unless prior enquiries are made.


Joint Chairs - Andrew Mowbray ( and Graham Greenleaf (, Co-Directors, AustLII

Technical Director - Geoffrey King (, Manager, AustLII

Registration/Facilities - Trina Cairns (, Project Officer, AustLII

Programme Chair - Graham Greenleaf (, Co-Director, AustLII

Publicity / Exhibitor facilities - Simon Cant (, Project Officer, AustLII


General Information
While AustLII is not organising accommodation in Sydney for the conference "Law Via the Internet '97", we recommend browsing the Web sites listed below as they contain many useful links to hotels nearby, and general information about Sydney. The conference venue at the University of Technology, Sydney, is located within a few minutes' walk to both Sydney's waterside tourist attraction, Darling Harbour and Chinatown, where there are dozens of inexpensive restaurants serving food of the highest quality. In addition, the Chinese Garden, Sydney Aquarium, Maritime Museum and the Powerhouse Museum are all within close proximity and well worth a visit.

Public transport
The monorail, which runs past the Conference venue, provides fast and convenient access to both the conference venue and to the central business district of Sydney. (The average time between monorail services is 3 - 5 minutes). In addition, Sydney's Central station is just around the corner from the venue.

Accommodation for the Conference
The Novotel at Darling Harbour is particularly convenient for conference attendees as there is a monorail stop outside the front door, and is only 15 minutes from Sydney's airport by taxi. The Novotel has 530 rooms and suites, with STD/IDD direct dial telephones, fax capabilities, and in-house movies. Other features it affords are an outdoor swimming pool, an "all-weather" nightlit, tennis court, and a modern private gymnasium. There are several other hotels in close proximity to the venue: see the link below concerning Sydney Hotels.

Some useful Web links about Sydney and choosing accommodation

Lonely Planet's Destination Sydney

Sydney's Darling Harbour

Sydney Hotels

Travelling Australia on the Internet

The Conference will be held in brand new facilities at the Faculty of Law, University of Technology, Sydney.
Corner of Quay Street and Ultimo Road (Block B),
Ultimo, Sydney 2007.


Conference registrations have now closed.

Speakers who have not yet registered should contact Trina Cairns:

Ms Trina Cairns
Law via the Internet '97 Registration
Faculty of Law
University of Technology Sydney
PO Box 123
Broadway NSW 2007
p: 61.2.9514 3174
f: 61.2.9514 3400