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.
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.
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
Some useful websites about Sydney and choosing accommodation
Executive - Sydney Hotels
HotelGuide - Sydney