|Developing Computer Applications to Law - JURD7735|
The practice of law is profoundly changing through the application of computers and networked information systems. This subject covers the three technologies central to the computerisation of law and legal reasoning: hypertext and the web; databases and text retrieval; knowledge-based systems. There is a focus on the integration of inferencing systems with hypertext and text retrieval, particularly via the internet, to provide comprehensive legal information systems. Practical applications in law office computerisation, litigation support systems and court computerisation are emphasised.
Media, Communications and Information Technology Law.
Recommended Prior Knowledge
Familiarity with the use of a microcomputer and a word processing program is a prerequisite, but a knowledge of programming is not required. Familiarity with computerised legal research is desirable, particularly internet legal research.
Reading materials will be made available on the Internet through links from the class homepage.