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5th Conference on 
Computerisation of Law via the Internet

University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) &
University of New South Wales (UNSW)
Sydney, Australia, 26-28 November 2003

The Conference

The Australasian Legal Information Institute, one of the largest free access law sites on the web, will host the fifth Law via the Internet conference on 26-28 November 2003. The Conference venue is in the centre of Sydney's restaurant and entertainment districts and Harbourside attractions.

Previous Law via the Internet Conferences have been hosted by AustLII in Sydney (1997, 1999 and 2001), and by CanLII/LEXUM in Montreal (2002).

Law via the Internet 2003 will present over 40 papers by experts from 12 countries over two days. Session topics will range from issues of global access to law, to practical issues of court computerisation and legal knowledge management, to technical issues in improving the quality of caselaw and legislation, to the social and educational impacts of law on the Internet. The final programme is now available.

An international meeting of legal information institutes will take place on 26 November, and tutorials on internet legal research will also be offered on the 26th. The conference proper will take place on 27-28 November.

Registration details are available now - please register early to avoid disappointment.

Proceeds from the Conference will support AustLII's provision of free access to law via the net.

Accommodation and Transport

General Information
While AustLII is not organising accommodation in Sydney for the conference "Law Via the Internet 2003", we recommend browsing the websites 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 Carlton Crest is particularly convenient for conference attendees as it is only a few minutes' walk away from the conference venue and is right in the heart of Sydney's Chinatown.

For those conference attendees that prefer to stay at Darling Harbour, the Novotel is also quite convenient as there is a monorail stop outside the front door, and is only 15 minutes from Sydney's airport by taxi.

There are several other hotels in close proximity to the venue: see the links below concerning Sydney Hotels.

Some useful websites about Sydney and choosing accommodation
Lonely Planet's Destination Sydney
World Executive - Sydney Hotels
HotelGuide - Sydney
Sydney Hotels


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