Professor Richard Susskind OBE


		
		
		
			
		
			
		
			
		
			
		
			
		
		Professor Richard Susskind OBE

A pioneer in the field of information technology and law, Richard Susskind is IT Adviser to the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, and chairman of the Advisory Board of the Oxford Internet Institute.

Profile

A pioneer in the field of information technology and law, Richard Susskind is IT Adviser to the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales. He is the first Honorary Professor of Gresham College in London and the co-founder of the Centre for Law, Computers and Technology at the Law School of the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. He is an independent adviser to major professional firms and to national governments, including chairing the UK's Advisory Panel on Public Sector Information (2003-2008).

Professor Susskind lectures internationally and has been invited to speak in over 40 countries. His research has ranged from innovative doctoral work during the 1980s in the field of expert systems, when he also developed ground-breaking systems in law and tax, to recent work blending legal, information and management theory supported by a series of empirical research projects.

His latest of seven books, 'The End of Lawyers? Rethinking the Nature of Legal Services', was published by OUP in 2008. In it, he argues that IT is bringing about fundamental changes in the ways lawyers and legal professionals do their work which will signal a fundamental shift in legal service from a form of advisory service to an Internet-enabled and often packaged service. Richard is also a law columnist for The Times.

Richard has a first class honours degree in law from the University of Glasgow and a doctorate in law and computers from Balliol College, Oxford. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and of the British Computer Society, and President of the Society for Computers and Law. He was awarded an OBE in the Millennium New Year's Honours List for services to IT in the Law and to the Administration of Justice.

Research interests

law

Positions held at the OII

  • Advisory Board Member, September 2002 -
  • Visiting Professor, June 2009 - June 2015

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