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Law Via the Internet Conference 2005 - Call for papers National Training Programme: Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane New and Updated Journal Databases More new databases? Please contact us Subscription Information Contact Details
LAW VIA THE INTERNET CONFERENCE 2005
The Pacific Islands Legal Information Institute (PacLII), in conjunction with the Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII), will host the 7th 'Law via Internet' Conference on 17-19 November 2005 in Vila, Republic of Vanuatu. Previous Law via Internet Conferences have been held in Sydney (1997, 1999, 2001, 2003), Montreal (2002) and Paris (2004).
Law via the Internet 2005 will present both submitted and invited papers. The Conference will be preceded by the annual meeting of the Free Access to Law Movement on 17 November, and the conference proper will take place on 18-19 November.
CALL FOR PAPERS
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 to law; social impact of access to legal information; legislation systems; search techniques for legal information; and innovative research uses of online legal data. Papers in these areas are particularly welcome. More information can be found at <http://www.paclii.org/paclii/conference/2005/callforpapers.html>
There are a number of sponsorship packages available for those interested in sponsoring the 2005 Conference. Please contact Cathy Quigley <cathy(at)austlii.edu.au> or David Vaile <david.vaile(at)austlii.edu.au> for more information.
Proceeds from the Conference will support the provision of free access to law via the net.
We hope you can join us in November.
Robynne Blake, Director, PacLII
Graham Greenleaf, Co-Director, AustLII and WorldLII Programme Co-Chairs
NATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMME: SYDNEY, CANBERRA, BRISBANE
The AustLII National Training Programme in Internet Legal Research, presented in conjunction with Continuing Legal Education (CLE) at UNSW, is being held in:
This full day course provides a systematic introduction to Australian and international legal materials on the Internet, with an emphasis on those materials available for free access. The huge variety of free-access digital resources that have become available in recent years make them indispensable both to those who depend on free access, and to those who also have access to the commercial legal publishers' services. The course covers:
For a brochure or to register, see <http://www.austlii.edu.au/training/>. It is advisable to register early as places for each course are limited.
NEW AND UPDATED JOURNAL DATABASES
"Australian Journal of Legal History"
The full text of the Macquarie University Australian Journal of Legal History from 2003 is now available on AustLII. See: <http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/journals/AJLH/>
"Macquarie Journal of International and Comparative Environmental Law" The full text of the Macquarie Journal of International and Comparative Environmental Law since its inception in 2004 is now available on AustLII. See: <http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/journals/MqJICEL/>
"Australian Law Reform Commission Reform Journal"
The database of Australian Law Reform Commission Reform Journals has
MORE NEW DATABASES? PLEASE CONTACT US
We would like to invite you to contact us if your organisation would like to become more involved with AustLII. Courts, Tribunals, Law Schools and other organisations holding important public legal information are invited to contact us to discuss how their material could be published via AustLII. Enquiries should be directed to AustLII's Executive Director Philip Chung <philip(at)austlii.edu.au> or Co-Director Graham Greenleaf <graham(at)austlii.edu.au>.
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