Wednesday, March 19, 2014

2014 Law via the Internet Conference Call for Submissions

The organizers of the 2014 Law via the Internet conference have posted a call for submissions.

The event takes place in Nairobi, Kenya 30 September-1 October 2014. The submission deadline for abstracts is 15 April 2014:
"Submission of papers is invited on topics including but not limited to the following:
  1. Building economically sustainable Legal Information Institutes
  2. Electoral management, politics and policy making through technology and web based applications
  3. Open data platforms
  4. Open access to legal information: impacts and effects
  5. The promise and reality of e-participation
  6. Success stories and case studies in open access to legal information
  7. Mobile access & Africa – Frog Leaping through the desktop age
  8. Making legal information accessible and useful
  9. Making accessibility and usefulness a reality for citizens
  10. Semantic Web
  11. Engaging or disseminating legal information? The power of blogs / forums
  12. Universally Accessible Laws: A dream or reality?
  13. Multi-lingual databases
  14. Plain Language Movement: Enhancing access to law without altering / replacing the intended meaning
  15. Legal Informatics: Analysing available legal data and interpreting the results
  16. Open access to law in developing countries, challenges and opportunities
  17. Emerging trends of access to legal information
  18. Enhancing Access to legal information using Creative Commons
  19. Social media and its implication to free access to legal information
  20. Role of the Legal Information Institutes (LII’s) in economic development
  21. Transforming legal process through technology: the reality, the possibility, the promise"
"Abstracts on other aspects of law via the Internet are also welcome. Abstracts purely on 'cyber law' or 'internet law' will not be accepted unless they relate directly to free access to law on the Internet. Abstracts should raise issues of theoretical or practical interest to others who are developing or using internet-based law resources."
The conference brings together people from the Legal Information Institutes (LIIs) from different countries and continents that together form the Free Access to Law Movement.

The goal of the LIIs is to maximize free access to public legal information such as legislation and case law from as many countries and international institutions as possible. CanLII, the Canadian Legal Information Institute, and  Lexum, which publishes the decisions of the Supreme Court of Canada online, are prominent members of the movement.

Earlier Library Boy posts about the Law via the Internet annual conference include:


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