A pioneer in the field of information technology and law, Richard Susskind is a Technology Adviser to the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, and chairman of the Advisory Board of the Oxford Internet Institute.
Professor Richard Susskind OBE
Advisory Board Chair
Richard Susskind OBE is Chair of the Advisory Board and a Visiting Professor at the OII. He is President of the Society for Computers and Law, and Technology Adviser to the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales. His main research interests are legal technology, court technology, and the impact of AI on the professions. He is the author of ten books, including The End of Lawyers? (OUP, 2008), The Future of the Professions (with D Susskind, OUP, 2015), Tomorrow’s Lawyers (OUP, 2nd ed., 2017) and Online Courts and the Future of Justice (OUP, 2019). His work has been translated into more than 15 languages, and he has been invited to speak in over 50 countries. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and of the British Computer Society, and is an Honorary Professor at UCL and Emeritus Law Professor at Gresham College, London. In the mid-1980s, he wrote his doctorate in AI and law at Oxford University.
Positions held at the OII
- Advisory Board Member, September 2002 –
- Visiting Professor, June 2009 – Present
Recorded: 1 November 2010
Professor Richard Susskind discusses the main themes of his lecture in the OII's "Society and the Internet" lecture series, arguing that justice requires a shift from 19th century practices to Internet-enabled administration of justice.
9 June 2009
Professor Richard Susskind, a pioneer in the field of information technology and law, is appointed as Visiting Professor in Internet Studies at the Oxford Internet Institute
1 November 2010
This lecture explores the possibilities of change in justice administration offered by the Internet: a world of virtual courts and virtual lawyers, online dispute resolution and document drafting, and legal e-learning and communities of legal experience.
27 April 2010
This is the second in a series of seminars organized with the support of Google, which has provided its office in Brussels as a venue to help stimulate and inform debate about the future of the Internet, including issues of policy and practice.
2 December 2008
Richard Susskind lays out the central arguments of his latest book, 'The End of Lawyers?' (OUP).
18 March 2004
This is the first of a projected series of annual, one-day seminars, convened by the Advisory Panel on Crown Copyright (APCC). The focus of this inaugural meeting will be on the economics of public sector information (PSI).
14 October 2015 Quartz
In a forthcoming book, Richard and Daniel Susskind explore the future when, they predict, robots take over more of the professional work currently carried out by humans.