|Submission of papers is invited on the following
topics, but papers on other aspects of access to law via the Internet
are also welcome:
- 'Point-in-time' and other enhancements to online legislation
- Free access to law in developing countries on the Internet: How to obtain and sustain it?
- Multi-lingual issues in access to law
- Quality control and timeliness of online legal services
- Social impact of access to law - Self-representation, privacy etc
- Who owns the law?; politics, copyright, and the commons movement
- Legal information for fee and for free: A symbiotic relationship?
- Standards for law on the web - citations, metadata, legalXML etc
- Community legal services - using and providing information
- International law on the web: Treaties, International Courts etc
- Finding law across the web - indexing and searching
- Litigation support on the web
- Innovative research uses of online legal data
- Court registries and electronic filing / transactions
- The effect of the Internet on legal practice
- Interactive and 'intelligent' legal services on the web
- Globalisation of free access to law
- Teaching law using internet resources
- Automation of large-scale legal data on the web
- Commercial legal publishing via the web - survival or maturity?
This year we hope to have a particular focus on the following areas:
encouraging free access to law
in developing countries; Europe's moves toward coordinated free access
social impact of access to legal information; legislation systems;
techniques for legal information; and innovative research uses of
legal data. Papers in these areas are particularly welcome.
Papers may be submitted on other topics dealing with
legal resources. Papers will not be accepted concerning 'cyberspace
(except those relating directly to legal resources on the web, such as
liability issues or Crown copyright), or concerning legal
unrelated to the internet (CD-ROM products etc).
Papers submitted should constitute more than a site
description , and
should raise issues of theoretical or practical importance to others
are developing or using internet-based law resources.
We hope you can join us in November.
Robynne Blake, Director, PacLII
Graham Greenleaf, Co-Director, AustLII
Submissions may be made by email to the Programme Co-Chairs (firstname.lastname@example.org)
by these three means:
- 12 August 2005 - Submission of extended
abstract / draft full paper
- 16 September 2005 - Notifications of
acceptance sent out by PacLII/AustLII (unless advised earlier)
- 14 October 2005 - Finalised / revised papers
(i) plain text in the body of the email (for
(ii) an attached RTF file (only); or
(iii) the URL of a web page containing the abstract / paper.
in other forms will be ignored unless prior enquiries are made.
When submitting a paper, please indicate if formal refereeing is
If a paper is by joint authors, the name and email address of the
who is to receive any notifications should be provided.
The finalised paper will be required in RTF (exceptions
may be made
on request), and a style guide will be provided with the notification
acceptance. Please use styles recognised by RTF to HTML such as:
1' for the title of the paper; 'Heading 2', 'Heading 3' etc for
in the text; 'bullet list' for lists etc.