Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII)
The Australasian Legal Information (AUSTLII), is part of a world-wide network of Public Legal Information Institutes working towards providing free access to legal materials via the Internet.
AustLII's legacy includes some fifteen years of research and development and since 1995, AustLII's web site has been one of the largest sources of legal materials on the Web and is currently one of Australia's most popular web sites.
There is much to learn from the AustLII example in the establishment of the UK Legal Information Institute, (see the Free the Law meeting, 8 November 1999, and the web pages of Laurence West-Knights for the latest information), and we are very pleased to present a selection of papers delivered at the 2nd AustLII Conference.
These papers, comprising refereed articles, commentaries and conference papers, raise a number of issues in getting legal information onto the web, but also demonstrate some innovative and fascinating solutions to the various problems. We hope you enjoy them.
Public Legal Information: Focus and Future
Scalability of Web Resources for Law: AustLII's Technical Roadmap:
A Defence of Plain HTML for Law: AustLII's Approach to Standards
Solving the Problems of Finding Law on the Web: World Law and DIAL
Connected to the Law: Tasmanian Legislation Using EnAct
The New ABC: Teaching Computers How to Read Legal Documents
Boundary Riding - The Web as Corral
Victoria's Proposals for a 21st Century Legal System
Free Access to the Law: The Strange Case of New Zealand
A Web-based Revolution in Australian Public Administration
Computerised Legislative Drafting and Access to Statutes
Japanese Law on the Internet
Virtual Travel on the Justice Information Highway
There are a few more papers that will be included as part of the 2000 (2) issue, which will be online as soon as possible.
The proceedings of the second AustLII Conference is available for purchase, for details see the Conference home page.
Papers published with the permission of the Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII).