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Undergraduate Lecture Series (M4): The Internet and the Administration of Justice

With Professor Richard Susskind OBE
Recorded:
1 Nov 2010
Speakers:
With Professor Richard Susskind OBE
Filming venue:

Oxford Internet Institute, 1 St Giles, Oxford OX1 3JS United Kingdom

Until recently, justice has been administered in physical courtrooms, and legal advice has been dispensed by solicitors and barristers. The Internet offers the possibility of change – to a world of virtual courts and virtual lawyers, of online dispute resolution and online document drafting, of legal e-learning and communities of legal experience.

This lecture explores these and other opportunities, arguing that justice itself requires a shift from 19th century practices to Internet-enabled administration of justice.

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