Speakers

    • Alex Fung

      Alex Fung Senior Project OfficerHong Kong Legal Information Institute

      Alex Ying Ho Fung is the Senior Project Officer of Hong Kong Legal Information Institute. He has joined Law & Technology Centre, a centre jointly established by Department of Computer Science and Faculty of Law of the University of Hong Kong since June 2010. He is also responsible for maintenance of the website of Community Legal Information Centre, another Project of Law & Technology Centre which aims to provide legal information for the general public in Hong Kong on topics which have a most direct bearing on their daily lives.

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    • Amy Huey-Ling Shee

      Amy Huey-Ling Shee Professor, College of LawNational Chung Cheng University, Taiwan

      Professor Amy Huey-Ling Shee obtained her LLM at LSE and PhD in law from Warwick University in 1995, and since then she has been affiliated to National Chung Cheng University in Taiwan. Apart from being a full-time Professor at the College of Law, Professor Shee also serves as the Director of University International Office and the Director of Taiwan Legal Information Institute. Her research interests are mainly on Family Law, Child Right Law, Sociology of Law, Transnational Law, and Law & Literature. Prof. Shee has also set up the first Legal eLearning Center in 2006 to develop interactiv

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    • Andrew Mowbray

      Andrew Mowbray Professor of Law and Information TechnologyUniversity of Technology, Sydney

      Andrew Mowbray is Professor of Law and Information Technology at the University of Technology, Sydney. He is the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII). Andrew is the principal software author and technical director of AustLII. He has degrees in Computing Science and Law. He is the author of the sino search software and LawCite case citator. He teaches and publishes in computerised legal research, computerisation of law and information technology law.

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    • Andrew Rens

      Andrew Rens 

      Andrew Rens, currently an SJD candidate at Duke Law School is a scholar of the complex interactions of law, knowledge and innovation. In legal practice, advocacy and the academy he works on open licenses, open spectrum, open educational resources, access to knowledge and free legal information. He has taught Intellectual Property, Telecommunications and ICT Law in both the Law School, and the School of Public and Development Management of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and at the University of Cape Town Law School. He has been a fellow at the Stanford Center for Internet and

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    • Ann Muthoni Asugah

      Ann Muthoni Asugah Assistant Editor and Team LeaderLaws of Kenya Department at the National Council for Law Reporting

      Ann Muthoni Asugah is the Assistant Editor and Team Leader Laws of Kenya Department at the National Council for Law Reporting (Kenya Law Reports) in charge of statute revision and consolidation. She is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya having been admitted to the bar in June 2002. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law from the University of Nairobi, a postgraduate diploma from the Kenya School of law and is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Business Administration at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. She has both academic and professional credentials in ma

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    • Anne L. Washington

      Anne L. Washington Assistant ProfessorGeorge Mason University

      Anne L. Washington, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Policy at George Mason University. Her research investigates socio-technical aspects of electronic government. She is interested in the data records, work processes and organizational structures behind Congressional information. She holds a Bachelors degree in computer science from Brown University and a Masters in Library Information Science (MLIS) from Rutgers University. She received a PhD from The George Washington University School of Business. Her dissertation investigated legislative search systems and the search

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    • Anurag Acharya

      Anurag Acharya Founding Engineer, Google ScholarGoogle

      Anurag Acharya is the principal engineer behind Google Scholar and the driving force behind Google's primary law materials, which launched in Scholar in 2009. With a team of less than three full-time engineers inside of Google, Anurag changed forever the world's access to law and scholarship. Anurag's development of Google Scholar has helped increase public access to the law and other content. Before joining the Google team, Anurag taught at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His list of scholarly publications can be found

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    • exhibitor - Ashok Hariharan

      Ashok Hariharan 

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    • exhibitor - Brent Salter

      Brent Salter 

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    • Brian Carver

      Brian Carver Assistant ProfessorUC Berkeley School of Information

      Brian W. Carver is Assistant Professor at the UC Berkeley School of Information where he does research on and teaches about intellectual property law and cyberlaw. He is also passionate about the public's access to the law. In 2009 and 2010 he advised an I School Masters student, Michael Lissner, on the creation of CourtListener.com, an alert service covering the U.S. federal appellate courts. After Michael's graduation he and Brian continued working on the site and have grown the database of opinions to include over 750,000 documents. In 2011 and 2012, Brian advised I School Masters students

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    • Brian Donnelly

      Brian Donnelly Director of Educational Technology and Lecturer in LawColumbia Law School

      Brian began his career at Columbia Law School in the early 1990’s working on a large scale digital library initiative. Prior to that he was an attorney in private practice in Stamford, Connecticut. He helped to found the Lawyering in the Digital Age Clinic at Columbia and has collaborated for many years with Professors Conrad Johnson and Mary Zulack on the development of other efforts to teach lawyering and technology In his administrative role, Brian is responsible for the curriculum based technology initiatives at the Columbia. He is active in the American Bar Association Law Practi

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    • Bridget Osho

      Bridget Osho CoordinatorSierra Leone Legal Information Institute (Sierra Lii)

      Bridget Osho is the Coordinator of the Sierra Leone Legal Information Institute (Sierra Lii). A lawyer by profession, Bridget has been the Coordinator of Sierra Lii since its inception in August 2010. In addition to being the Coordinator of Sierra Lii, Bridget is also working as a Legal Assistant at the Office of the Prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone. Before that Bridget has worked both as a Private practitioner and Legal Consultant in Sierra Leone.

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    • Clay Shirky

      Clay Shirky Writer, Consultant, and Teacher on New Technology and Social Media New York University

      Clay Shirky is today's leading voice on the social and economic impact of internet technologies. Considered one of the finest thinkers on the internet revolution, Clay provides an insightful and optimistic view of networks, social software, and technology's effects on society. Writing extensively about the Internet since 1996, he is the author of the best-selling Here Comes Everybody and Cognitive Surplus.  In Here Comes Everybody, Clay explored how organizations and industries are being upended by open networks, collaboration, and user appropriation of content production and dissemination. Co

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    • Colin Lachance

      Colin Lachance President and CEOCanadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII)

      Colin Lachance was named President and CEO of the Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII) in April of 2011. Called to the Alberta (1998) and Ontario (2004) bars, his career before CanLII focused largely on communications law and policy matters. In addition to legal roles, he held a senior leadership role for several years in the wholesale marketing department of a major national telecommunications company, with whom he also acted as a registered in-house lobbyist. Colin is currently pursuing an LL.M. with concentration in law and technology on a part-time basis at the University of Ottaw

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    • Conrad Johnson

      Conrad Johnson Clinical Professor of LawColumbia Law School

      Professor Conrad Johnson joined the Columbia Law School faculty in 1989 after two years as an assistant professor at the City University of New York School of Law and many years as the attorney-in-charge of the Harlem neighborhood office of The Legal Aid Society of New York City. He served as Director of Clinical Education from 1992 to 1996. He co-founded, and for eleven years directed, the Law School's Fair Housing Clinic, which specialized in civil rights litigation. In 2001, he co-founded the Lawyering in the Digital Age Clinic, a path breaking offering that explores the impact of technolog

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    • Cynthia R. Farina

      Cynthia R. Farina Principal Researcher and Professor of LawCornell eRulemaking Initiative, Cornell Law School

      Cynthia Farina is the McRoberts Research Professor in Administration of the Law at Cornell University and a principal researcher in the Cornell e-Rulemaking Initiative (CeRI). Her scholarship and teaching focuses on administrative law and electronic government, the presidency, and due process and separation of powers. Co-author of the leading casebook in administrative law, she is also a Lifetime Fellow of the Administrative Law Section of the American Bar Association and a member of the Administrative Conference of the United States. A nationally known scholar of the administrative process

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    • Damas Daniel Ndumbaro

      Damas Daniel Ndumbaro Founder and ChairmanTanzania and Zanzibar Legal Information Institute (TANZALII)

      Born in a southern town of Tanzania, Songea, Damas Daniel Ndumbarois a graduate of law (LL.B) and LL.M from the University of Dar es salaam, United Republic of Tanzania. He was admitted to the Bar in Tanzania 30th June 1999 and Zanzibar in 2004. He is a registered Arbitrator under Tanzania Institute of Arbitrators, where he is also serving as a honorary treasurer of the Institute. A founder partner and Assistant Managing Partner of Maleta & Ndumbaro Advocates, a medium size law firm, with its head office in Dar es salaam, Tanzania. He has served in various offices such as Legal Officer, Ta

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    • Daniel Poulin

      Daniel Poulin ProfessorFaculty of Law of the University of Montreal

      Daniel Poulin is Professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Montreal. He holds the Legal Information Research Chair at the Faculty of Law. For over ten years, Daniel was director of the LexUM lab at the University of Montreal. Daniel has founded the Canadian Citation Committee and he lead the design of the Canadian Neutral Citation system. Daniel is also one of the main authors of CanLII, the well-known Federation of Law Societies of Canada legal information web site. Daniel POULIN is member of the Canadian Judicial Council’s Technology Committee since 1994. LexUM became a private

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    • David Curle

      David Curle Director & Lead AnalystOutsell, Inc.

      As Director & Lead Analyst at Outsell, Inc., David Curle provides analytic coverage of the Legal, Tax & Regulatory information segment, including legal publishing, law practice workflow tools, and continuing legal education products and services. He serves as an executive-level analyst and consultant to a range of Outsell clients, providing company-specific advisory services that encompass the following areas: changes in the practice of law and the structure of the legal industry; generational differences in legal information users; and the integration of official and public domain con

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    • David Karpf

      David Karpf 

      Dave Karpf is an Assistant Professor of political communication in George Washington University's School of Media and Public Affairs.  His research focuses on the internet and political organizations.  He is the author of The MoveOn Effect: The Unexpected Transformation of American Political Advocacy (Oxford University Press, 2012).  His work has also appeared in the Journal of Information Technology and Politics, Policy & Internet, and Information, Communication, and Society.  Dave writes about online politics at shoutingloudly.com, and tweets as @d

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    • Dmitry Epstein

      Dmitry Epstein Cornell eRulemaking Initiative, Cornell Law School

      Dmitry Epstein is the Cornell eRulemaking Initiative Postdoctoral Fellow at the Cornell Law School, where he conducts research on online policy deliberations and the link between inequalities and online civic engagement. Dmitry earned his PhD from Cornell University, where he studied the policymaking processes and the international governance of information and communication, as well as the social and political implications of information and communication technologies, specifically the practices of technology use and the politics of communication platforms. He earned his BA in Economics from

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    • Donna Buckingham

      Donna Buckingham Founder and DirectorNew Zealand Legal Information Institute (NZLII)

      Donna Buckingham is the founder and current Director of the New Zealand Legal Information Institute (NZLII), the largest New Zealand publisher of free online legislation, court and tribunal decisions, reports and articles. She is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Otago, teaching and writing in statutory interpretation, evidence law, suppression regimes and governance of the legal profession. Donna is also a Barrister of the High Court of New Zealand, the former Chair of the Women’s Consultative Group of the New Zealand Law Society and President of the New Zealand Law Society (

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    • Elmer R. Masters

      Elmer R. Masters Director of Internet DevelopmentCenter for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)

      Elmer R. Masters is the Director of Internet Development at the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (www.cali.org) where he works on interesting projects like eLangdell, Classcaster, and the Free Law Reporter. He has nearly 20 years experience in building Internet tools for accessing law and legal materials on the Internet.

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    • Emily Feltren

      Emily Feltren Director of Government RelationsAmerican Association of Law Libraries

      Emily Feltren is Director of Government Relations for the American Association of Law Libraries. Emily promotes AALL’s information policy agenda by drafting letters, testimony and position papers on a wide range of federal and state legislative and regulatory issues; serves as staff liaison to the Copyright Committee, Digital Access to Legal Information Committee and Government Relations Committee; and represents the Association to members of Congress and their staff, the Administration, and other high-level government officials.

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    • Enric Plaza

      Enric Plaza Research ProfessorSpanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC)

      Prof. Enric Plaza holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science by the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) and is Research Professor of the Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC). His research takes place at the Barcelona Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (IIIA) since 1988, where he is currently head of the Learning Systems Department. He has worked on knowledge acquisition, case-based reasoning, and machine learning in a dozen of European and Spanish projects. He has chaired three international conferences on A.I. fields and has authored over 120 scientific papers, among them one tha

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    • Enrico Francesconi

      Enrico Francesconi ResearcherCNR-ITTIG

      Enrico Francesconi holds a Master Degree in Electronic Engineering and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Florence. In 2002 he joined CNR-ITTIG, where currently he is a researcher. His main research activities include knowledge representation, semantic Web technologies, machine learning techniques for legal document classification and knowledge extraction, legal standards, legal drafting. He is a member of the Italian and European working groups establishing XML and URI standards for legislation. He is scientific responsible of the e-Codex project (CIP ICT PSP 2010 -E-Justice S

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    • Flavio Zeni

      Flavio Zeni Chief Technical AdviserAfrica i-Parliaments Action Plan

      My educational background is in Organisational studies and Communication (Laurea in Sociology from University of Trento, Italy and Master of Arts in Communication from Stanford University, Ca, USA). My professional experience has seen my involvement in organizational studies, communication, social marketing and since 1995 I have been mainly working on the deployment of ICTs in public administrations to support the delivery of better services, improve dialogue with citizens and enhancement organizational efficiency and effectiveness. I am currently the Chief Technical Adviser of the Africa i

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    • Frank Bennett

      Frank Bennett Associate ProfessorGraduate School of Law, Nagoya University, Japan

      Associate Professor, Graduate School of Law, Nagoya University, Japan (1998-present); Lecturer in Law, SOAS, University of London (1988-1998); J.D., UCLA School of Law (1987). Research and development interests include comparative law, property law, and legal informatics. Code contributions include the citeproc-js citation engine (a Javascript implementation of the Citation Style Language) and Multilingual Zotero (MLZ, an experimental variant of the Zotero research and referencing platform). Author of the forthcoming volume A Uniform Citation Method (2012).

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    • Frank Wagner

      Frank Wagner Reporter of Decisions (Ret.)Supreme Court of the United States

      Photo by Steve Petteway, Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States. Image may not be copied, published (electronically or in print) or used in any way without permission. Biographical: Born Aug. 6, 1945, Lansdowne, PA. Married June 15, 1985, to Carol R. Oakes; one child, Douglas H. Wagner II. Education: Frackville, PA, H. S., 1963: Cornell University, 1963–1967, A. B. (English); The Dickinson School of Law, 1967–1970, J. D. Career: 1970–1972, Attorney, Pottstown, PA. 1972–1982, Legal Editor, The Lawyers Cooperative Publishing Co., Rocheste

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    • Georg Aichholzer

      Georg Aichholzer Principal Senior ResearcherInstitute of Technology Assessment (ITA), Austrian Academy of Sciences

      Georg Aichholzer is a principal senior researcher at the Institute of Technology Assessment (ITA) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (since 1993), and senior lecturer at Vienna University of Economics and Business (since 1992). In previous positions he was an assistant professor at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Vienna (1979 to 1993) and a visiting research associate at the Social Science Research Institute, International Christian University (ICU), in Tokyo, Japan. He holds a PhD in Sociology (University of Vienna) and has extensive research and teaching experience in technology as

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    • Gherardo Casini

      Gherardo Casini Secretary to the Board of the Global Centre for ICT in ParliamentUnited Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs

      Gherardo Casini is the Head of the Office of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs in Rome and the Secretary to the Board of the Global Centre for ICT in Parliament. The Global Centre for ICT in Parliament is a joint initiative of the United Nations and the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) launched at the World Summit of the Information Society (WSIS) in November 2005 to respond to the expressed desire to build a people-centred, inclusive and development-oriented information society, where legislatures are empowered to better fulfill their constitutional functions through

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    • Ginevra Peruginelli

      Ginevra Peruginelli Legal ResearcherInstitute of Theory and Techniques of Legal Information of CNR (ITTIG)

      Ginevra Peruginelli, graduated in law, obtained a Ph.D. in Telematics and Information Society at the University of Florence and received her Master's degree in Computer Science at the University of Northumbria, Newcastle. Since 2003 she is entitled to practice as a lawyer. She has been working at the Institute of Theory and Techniques of Legal Information of CNR (ITTIG) first as a fellow and from 2007 as legal researcher. From 2005 to 2011 she was professor under contract on legal informatics at the Law Faculty of University of Perugia. Her current research interests deal with user legal infor

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    • Graham Greenleaf

      Graham Greenleaf Professor of Law & Information SystemsUniversity of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

      Graham Greenleaf AM is Professor of Law & Information Systems at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia where he has researched and taught since 1983. In 2012 he will be a JSPS Research Fellow at Meiji University, Tokyo (Sept-Nov), and is a Global Faculty Member, GIGA Institute, NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, India. He specialises in the relationships between information technology and law. He has degrees in Arts and Law, and is a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society. His current areas of research focus are Asian data protection and privacy laws, public rights i

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    • Gugu Vilakati

      Gugu Vilakati Community Website Content DeveloperAfricanLII

      Gugu Vilakati is studying LLB at the University of Witwatersrand and is working as a community website content developer at AfricanLII. She has worked for the High Court of Swaziland as Assistant registrar of the High Court and Special Assistant in the Chief Justice’s Chambers. She has worked with amongst others Chief Justices Mr Richard Banda SC now first gentlemen of Malawi and the Incumbent, Mr Michael Ramodibedi CJ. She has been the Coordinator of SwaziLII from October 2010 to February 2012.

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    • Ivan Mokanov

      Ivan Mokanov Directeur exécutif / Executive DirectorLexum

      Ivan Mokanov has over 10 years of experience in electronic legal publishing and legal document management. Ivan acted as CanLII's Chief Editor from 2003 to 2009. Currently he is Executive Director of Lexum and oversees the company's product development. Ivan graduated from Sofia University (B.C.L.), the University of Montréal (LL.M.) and HEC Montréal (MBA).  

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    • Jackeline Solivan

      Jackeline Solivan E-Government FellowCornell eRulemaking Initiative, Cornell Law School

      Jackeline Solivan is the 2012-13 e-Government Fellow for the Cornell eRulemaking Initiative. She graduated from the Cornell Law School in 2012 with a concentration in Public Law and from Cornell in 2008 with a B.S. in Policy Analysis and Management. She has been a Summer Law Clerk at the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection and with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s Division of Enforcement and Compliance. While a student at the Cornell Law School she was Events Editor of the Cornell Journal of Law & Public Policy and was awarded the Stanley E. Gould Prize

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    • James Lambert

      James Lambert  Director of ServicesJersey Court Service

      James Lambert has a BSc in engineering and an MBA from Sheffield Hallam University. His career in the public sector spans 33 years, covering a variety of roles, but most recently as Director of Services in the Jersey Court Service. He is a founder member of the Jersey Legal Information Board (JLIB).

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    • Jane Mugala

      Jane Mugala CoordinatorUganda Legal Information Institute (ULII)

      Jane Mugala as a Law Reporting officer/Magistrate Grade1 is the coordinator of the Uganda Legal Information Institute (ULII) which is a programme of the Courts of Judicature of Uganda. ULII is an internet facility that ensures free access to all primary and secondary legal materials to all people in Uganda and beyond. In her work, Jane ensures that all judgments handed down by the courts or record of Uganda, Legislations and other legal Information are accessed and uploaded on ULII for consumption majorly by the legal fraternity. Jane graduated in law from Uganda Christian University, Mukon

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    • Jerry Goldman

      Jerry Goldman Research Professor of LawChicago-Kent College of Law

      Jerry Goldman is Research Professor of Law at the Chicago-Kent College of Law and founder and executive director of The Oyez Project at Chicago-Kent. He is also Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Northwestern University.

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    • Joan-Josep Vallbé

      Joan-Josep Vallbé Assistant Professor of Political ScienceUniversity of Barcelona

      Joan-Josep Vallbé is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the Department of Constitutional Law and Political Science of the University of Barcelona, and resarcher at the Research Group on Local Studies (UB, Spain). His current research combines regular empirical data analysis techniques with quantitative text analysis to assess policy positions and institutional knowledge, and to explore the effects of access to information and knowledge on institutional quality and political behavior.

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    • John Mayer

      John Mayer Executive DirectorCenter for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)

      John Mayer is the Executive Director of the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) and has a BS in Computer Science from Northwestern University and an MS in , Computer Science from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He has been working in legal education for 25 years and has been with CALI since 1994. CALI is a 501(c)(3) with over 200 US law school members. CALI publishes over 800 web-based tutorials covering 30 different legal subject areas, publishes open-access textbooks for law schools, creates authoring systems for automating legal processes for legal aid lawyers and co

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    • Joshua Tauberer

      Joshua Tauberer Civic Hacker

      Joshua Tauberer (@JoshData) is a civic hacker and open government advocate who created GovTrack.us, a legislative tracking tool and an open database of federal legislative information that powers many other congressional transparency websites. In 2010 he co-founded POPVOX, a platform for advocacy. This year, he wrote Open Government Data: The Book, which can be read at http://opengovdata.io. Tauberer holds a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania where

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    • Judy Gaskell

      Judy Gaskell Librarian of the Court (ret.)United States Supreme Court Library

      Judy Gaskell retired last year from her position as Librarian of the Court at the United States Supreme Court Library after working for over forty years in a variety of law libraries. She now volunteers at the Law Library of Congress where she continues to work on the AALL Federal Inventory of Legal Materials and other projects. She is also an active member of the Law Librarians Society of DC and the Chicago Association of Law Libraries.

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    • Katsuhiko Toyama

      Katsuhiko Toyama Associate ProfessorGraduate School of Information Science, Nagoya University

      Katsuhiko Toyama is an associate professor of the Graduate School of Information Science, Nagoya University in Japan and a member of the Japan Legal Information Institute. He has a degree of Doctor of Engineering (1990, Nagoya University). His current research interests are computational linguistics and application of information technologies to realize "e-legislation."

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    • Kerry Anderson

      Kerry Anderson Co-founder and CoordinatorAfrican Legal Information Institute

      Kerry Anderson is a co-founder of and coordinator for the African Legal Information Institute, a project of the Southern Africa Litigation Center. She has worked variously in web development, research and strategy for an advertising agency, IT startups and financial services corporates.She has a BSc in Computer Science from UCT and an MBA from GIBS. Her MBA dissertation was on the impact of Open Innovation on software research development clusters in South Africa.

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    • Lee Hollaar

      Lee Hollaar 

      Lee A. Hollaar has been a professor in the School of Computing at the University of Utah since 1980. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1975, and was on the faculty there before coming to Utah. He has taught a variety of software and hardware courses, and currently teaches intellectual property and computer law. He has been a technical expert, consultant, or special master in a number of patent, copyright, trade secret, and antitrust cases. Professor Hollaar was one of the drafters of the Utah Digital Signature Act, which made Utah

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    • Marc-André Morissette

      Marc-André Morissette Director of TechnologyLexum

      Marc-André Morissette joined Lexum in 1996. As a programmer, he contributed as much as he could to Lexum’s Web efforts, its search engine and various other technologies. In a textbook application of the Dilbert Principle, his “achievements” led to his promotion to the role of Director of Technology where he “oversees” Lexum’s various development efforts.

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    • Mariya Badeva-Bright

      Mariya Badeva-Bright 

      Mariya co-founded the African Legal Information Institute as a project of the Southern Africa Litigation Centre, South Africa. In her work she focuses on supporting the development of free access to law initiatives in Africa. Mariya's current interests are in the areas of content and standards development, facilitating further use of legal information. Mariya graduated in law from Plovdiv University, Bulgaria in 2001 and obtained her LL.M. in Information Technology and Law from Stockholm University, Sweden in 2003. In 2006, as a sessional lecturer at the School of Law, University of the Wit

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    • exhibitor - Mateyu Sisya

      Mateyu Sisya CoordinatorMalawi Legal Information Institute (Malawilii)

      Mateyu Sisya holds a Bachelor of Laws Honours from the university of Huddersfield in the United Kingdom obtained in 2008. He is the coordinator of the Malawi Legal Information Institute (Malawilii). He initiated and together with the support of SAFLII established Malawi Legal Information Institute. He has been the coordinator of Malawilii since August 2009. Mateyu has a keen interest in Intellectual Property Law especially in the fields of Copyright and Trademarks.

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    • Matt Gruhn

      Matt Gruhn Technical LeadOyez Project

      Matt Gruhn is technical lead for The Oyez Project at Chicago-Kent.

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    • Meghan Cook

      Meghan Cook Program Manager, Center for Technology in GovernmentSUNY Albany

      As program manager, Meghan works with teams from government, corporate, and academic organizations to address information management issues through a unique collaborative process. In her role, she is responsible for overall planning and management of major Center projects, which includes conceptualizing, developing, and overseeing work focused on the policy, management, and technology issues surrounding information and information technology use in the public sector. Over the past 15 years, Meghan has made major contributions in the areas of open government, mobile government, intergovernme

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    • Michael Curtotti

      Michael Curtotti Deputy University Counsel (Acting)Australian National University Legal Office

      Michael Curtotti is Deputy University Counsel (Acting) in the Australian National University Legal Office. He is studying part-time towards a PhD in the ANU Research School of Computer Science on the topic "Computational Tools for Reading and Writing the Law". Previously, Michael worked as Associate Legal Counsel at the University of Western Sydney and he has run his own IP law practice. Earlier in his career, Michael worked in the human rights sector for the Australian Baha’i Community, and served as Secretary of the Australian Forum of Human Rights Organisations, undertaking advocacy on i

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    • Michael Lissner

      Michael Lissner Co-founder and Lead DeveloperCourtListener

      Michael Lissner is the co-founder and lead developer of CourtListener, a project that works to make the law more accessible to all. He graduated from UC Berkeley's School of Information, and when he's not working on CourtListener, he develops search solutions for law firms. Michael is passionate about bringing greater access to our primary legal materials, about how technology can replace old legal models, and about open source, community-driven approaches to legal research.

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    • Natalie Helbig

      Natalie Helbig Senior Program Associate, Center for Technology in GovernmentSUNY Albany

      Natalie is a program associate at CTG, which includes assisting in the development, planning, implementation, analysis, and writing associated with a variety of projects. She began working for CTG in 2003 as a graduate research assistant. Natalie’s work at CTG has focused on understanding information use and management in public organizations and the impact and changes brought about by new technologies such as mobile technologies or social media. Natalie’s expertise also includes the digital divide, open government and transparency, and fostering research-practice partnerships. Prior work a

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    • Núria Casellas

      Núria Casellas Assistant Professor of JurisprudenceAutonomous University of Barcelona

      Núria Casellas is an Assistant Professor of Jurisprudence at the Public Law and Political Science Department of the Autonomous University of Barcelona, and researcher at the Institute of Law and Technology (UAB, Spain). Her current research explores the use of computation legal ontologies for legal knowledge representation, the application of Linked Open Legal Data to enhance legal information access and understanding, and the relationship between the open access to public information (in particular, legal information), and their effects on rule of law and governance.

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    • Oya Rieger

      Oya Rieger Associate University Librarian, Digital Scholarship Services, arXiv Program DirectorCornell University Library

      Oya Y. Rieger is the associate university librarian for digital scholarship and preservation services and the program director for arXiv at Cornell University Library. She oversees the Library’s digitization, repository development, digital preservation, electronic publishing, and e-scholarship initiatives with a focus on needs assessment, requirements analysis, business modeling, and information policy development. She has provided leadership in various open access initiatives that have explored and promoted new models for scholarly communication. Rieger has a B.S. in Economics (METU), an M.S

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    • Paul Hirsch

      Paul Hirsch Assistant ProfessorSUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry / Maxwell School of Syracuse University

      Paul Hirsch is Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Studies at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Additionally, Hirsch serves as the Research Director for Environmental Collaboration and Conflicts at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University, where he holds a courtesy appointment in the department of Public Administration and International Affairs. His research focuses on deliberative processes for problem-solving and decision-making across disciplinary and organizational boundaries. He received a PhD from Georgia Tech’s School of

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    • exhibitor - Philip Chung

      Philip Chung 

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    • Philippe Grand'Maison

      Philippe Grand'Maison StudentUniversity of Montreal Faculty of Law

      Philippe Grand'Maison graduated in Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Montreal in 2011 and will obtain his law degree in 2013. He has been researching and calculating statistics concerning Canadian judicial citations with Pr. Daniel Poulin since May 2012. His areas of interest include the use of software tools to improve the administration and accessibility of justice.

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    • Pierre-Paul Lemyre

      Pierre-Paul Lemyre Director of Business DevelopmentLexum

      Pierre-Paul Lemyre is director of business development with Lexum. Pierre-Paul is a lawyer by training and member of the Québec Bar but has spent the majority of his professional career supervising software development teams within Lexum. Being in constant contact with customers' needs on the one hand, and the limits imposed by technology on the other, Pierre-Paul has a proven ability to be creative. Efficient and effective, he is always ready to put in the effort required to turn a simple project into a success story.

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    • Pompeu Casanovas

      Pompeu Casanovas Director of Advanced Research, Professor of Philosophy and Sociology of LawAutonomous University of Barcelona, School of Law

      Prof. Pompeu Casanovas holds a Doctorate in Philosophy at the UAB, and has conducted post-doctorate research at the universities of La Sapienza (Rome, 1987), UCSD (California, 1990-91), Stanford (California, 2000-2001), and University of Bologna (CIRSFID and IRSIG-CNR, 2006). He is currently a visiting professor at Victoria University (Melbourne, 2012). He is Director of Advanced Research, and professor of Philosophy and Sociology of Law at the UAB Law School. He founded the Institute of Law and Technology (IDT) in 2005, and was its Director until June 2011. He has 20 years of experience condu

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    • Rasmus Lohals

      Rasmus Lohals Advanced DeveloperMicrosoft Solutions, NNIT

      Rasmus Lohals (M.SC.) is working as an Advanced Developer for NNIT, a major Danish IT service provider. Since 2010 he has been doing application development within the application complex serving the Danish legal information system https://www.retsinformation.dk. He is focused on web and distributed technologies using .NET as the primary platform, and during the recent year begun developing mobile applications using both native and hybrid strategies.

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    • Rebecca Vernon

      Rebecca Vernon Affiliated ResearcherCornell eRulemaking Initiative, Cornell Law School

      Rebecca Vernon is an advisor and former legal fellow at the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative’s Asia division, where she works on judicial reform, human rights, and integrating new technologies into programs.  She is also an affiliated researcher at the Cornell eRulemaking Initiative and previously served as the Open Government Fellow.  Rebecca earned her J.D. from Cornell Law School, specializing in international legal affairs, and focuses on providing mechanisms for citizen engagement in government decision-making around the globe.  She studied French and politics at Mount Holy

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    • Richard Susskind

      Richard Susskind Scholar and ConsultantSociety for Computers and Law; Advisory Board of the Oxford Internet Institute; Gresham College, London; University of Strathclyde in Glasgow

      Professor Richard Susskind OBE is an author, speaker, and independent adviser to major professional firms and to national governments. His main area of expertise is the future of professional service, with particular reference to information technology. He has worked on legal technology for over 30 years. He lectures internationally and has been invited to speak in over 40 countries and has addressed audiences (in person and electronically), numbering more than 200,000. He has written and edited numerous books, including Expert Systems in Law (OUP, 1987), The Future of Law (OUP, 1996) , Transf

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    • Rowyn McDonald

      Rowyn McDonald 

      Rowyn McDonald is a recent graduate of the U.C. Berkeley School of Information. Before attending Berkeley, she received a degree in linguistics from Stanford University and worked as a support engineer at Google. For her master’s final project, she wrote the back-end code to detect and link legal citations which became the free citator on CourtListener.com. Rowyn's interests include data analysis and using technology to make information more accessible and useful.

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    • Steve Ressler

      Steve Ressler Founder and PresidentGovLoop.com

      Steve Ressler is the Founder and President of GovLoop.com, the “Knowledge Network for Government” which connects and fosters collaboration among over 50,000 members of the government community. On GovLoop, members use social media such as blogs, videos, and forums to discuss best practices and share ideas on improving government. Mr. Ressler is a 3rd generation public sector leader and spent 6 years in roles at Social Security Administration, Department of Education, Department of Homeland Security Inspector General, and DHS Immigrations and Customs Enforcement. He has won the 2010 GovTech

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    • Sue du Feu

      Sue du Feu Programme DirectorJersey Legal Information Board (JLIB)

      Sue du Feu has an MA in West European Politics (Reading 1984), is a qualified librarian and Prince2 practitioner. She has 25 years experience managing IT and Business Change projects and programmes, mainly in the university and public sector. She became JLIB Programme Director in February 2010.

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    • Susan Nevelow Mart

      Susan Nevelow Mart Library Director and Associate Professor of LawUniversity of Colorado

      Susan Nevelow Mart is the Library Director and Associate Professor of Law at the University of Colorado in Boulder. Her scholarly and teaching interests center on legal informatics. She has written and presented nationally and locally on legal information policy, national security and libraries, access to information, computer information retrieval systems, and legal research pedagogy. Before joining Colorado Law, Professor Mart served as the Faculty Services Librarian and adjunct professor of law at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. Prior to her work at Hastings, P

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    • Søren Nielsen

      Søren Nielsen Head of Division, Legal InformationDepartment of Civil Affairs, Danish Ministry of Justice

      Søren Broberg Nielsen (LL.M.) is the Head of Division of Legal Information in the Danish Ministry of Justice, and has been responsible for the development and operation of the Danish legal information system https://www.retsinformation.dk since 2004. In that period the promulgation of legislation has been digitalized and the undelaying production system “Lex Dania” has been implemented as a XML-based data capturing system from drafting to promulgation. He has chaired the working group 'XML: Common use of XML for the production and d

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    • Tarik Nesh-Nash

      Tarik Nesh-Nash CEOSoftware Centre

      Tarik Nesh-Nash is the CEO of Software Centre, a software R&D startup based in Morocco. He previously worked as a manager at Microsoft in Seattle and Beijing, and as a delegate in Iraq at the International Committee of the Red Cross. Tarik is on the board of Transparency Maroc, the national chapter of Transparency International, and a member of The Regional Council of Human Rights, a national institution for the promotion and protection of Human Rights. He founded many political crowdsourcing initiatives particularly related to constitutional drafting, election monitoring and corrupt

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    • Teresa Harrison

      Teresa Harrison Faculty Fellow, Center for Technology in GovernmentSUNY Albany

      Dr. Harrison is professor in the Department of Communication at the University at Albany, SUNY. Her research interests focus on a range of topics centering on communication and technology, with a special emphasis on the relationship between new media and democratic processes and practices. Teresa worked on the CTG team that collected and analyzed data related to the use of information technologies during the response to the World Trade Center attacks, and is currently focusing on projects related to open government initiatives. Teresa chaired UAlbany's Department of Communication from 20

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    • Thelma Mary Julie

      Thelma Mary Julie Documentation Officer and Coordinator SeyLII

      Thelma Mary Julie is a Documentation Officer and the Coordinator of SeyLII with 15 years of experience in Library works. She joined the Seychelles Judiciary in August 2006. She is the Head of Section for the Library and Archives of the Seychelles Supreme Court.

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    • Theresa A. Pardo

      Theresa A. Pardo Director of the Center for Technology in GovernmentSUNY Albany

      Theresa works with a variety of government, corporate, and university partners to lead applied research projects on the policy, management, and technology issues surrounding information and information technology use in the public sector. Theresa's current portfolio includes the development of a public value assessment framework for U.S. federal government open government initiatives funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), and the development of models of social and technical interactions in cross-boundary information sharing and integration as well as information technology e

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    • Thomas R. Bruce

      Thomas R. Bruce DirectorLegal Information Institute [LII] at Cornell Law School

      Tom, along with Peter Martin, founded the LII in 1992. He has been its sole director since 2004. Tom wrote much of the original software used at the LII, and in 1993 wrote Cello, the first Web browser for Microsoft Windows. LII engineers -- no fools, these guys -- know better than to let him write code any more, but occasionally he slips some in when they're not looking. Usually, a server dies about ten minutes later. Tom has worked on legal information projects on four continents, including projects in Sweden, South Africa,

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      Tim Stanley 

      Tim was a cofounder of FindLaw.com and is currently CEO of Justia.com, which provides free legal information and commentary.

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    • Tina Nabatchi

      Tina Nabatchi Assistant Professor of Public Administration and International AffairsMaxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University

      Nabatchi is an Assistant Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs and a Faculty Research Associate at the Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration (PARCC) at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University. Her research focuses on citizen participation, collaborative governance, conflict resolution, and the challenges of democratic governance in public administration.

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    • Tina S. Ching

      Tina S. Ching Electronic Services LibrarianSeattle University School of Law

      Tina S. Ching is the Electronic Services Librarian at Seattle University School of Law. Her responsibilities include developing the law library website, managing access to online resources, and evaluating and implementing new technologies and electronic services. In addition, she provides research and reference assistance. She is the 2011-12 Chair of the AALL Digital Access to Legal Information Committee. She is also an active member of the Law Librarians of Puget Sound and the Western Pacific Chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries.

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    • Tokuyasu Kakuta

      Tokuyasu Kakuta Associate ProfessorGraduate School of Law, Nagoya University, Japan

      Tokuyasu Kakuta is an associate professor of the Graduate School of Law, Nagoya University in Japan and a member of the Japan Legal Information Institute. He has a degree of Ph.D. (1997, Tokyo Institute of Technology). His original major is "AI and Law" research field. Recently, his research themes are developments of "e-legislation" environment systems and legal argumentation systems by clarifying these background theories.

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    • Ufuoma Lamikanra

      Ufuoma Lamikanra Ag. Institute LibrarianNigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS), University of Lagos Campus

      Ufuoma Lamikanra is the Ag. Institute Librarian at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS), University of Lagos Campus. She is also an adjunct lecturer in Business Law for the Distance Learning Institute at the University of Lagos. A Rockefeller-Penn Scholar, January 2010 – June 2011, recipient of the 2010 FCIL Schaffer Grant for foreign law librarians, Commonwealth Professional Fellow, at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London, 2011, she is currently a Global Urban Women’s Health Fellow. Determined to reduce the unacceptably high maternal mortality rate in Nigeria, U

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    • Yasuhiro Ogawa

      Yasuhiro Ogawa Assistant ProfessorGraduate School of Information Science, Nagoya University

      Yasuhiro has a Ph.D. Degree of Engineering from Nagoya University, Japan. He is an assistant professor at the Graduate School of Information Science at Nagoya University and a member of JaLII (Japanese Legal Information Institute). His research interest is natural language processing including machine translation, legal informatics and e-legislation.

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    • Yasuhiro Sekine

      Yasuhiro Sekine System EngineerCrestec Inc.

      Yasuhiro Sekine is a system engineer of CRESTEC Inc., a researcher of Japan Legal Information Institute (JaLII) and a graduate student of Rikkyo University. He has been developing law database system, legal support system and document processing tools for legal documents. His current research interests are legal informatics, information science and translation studies.

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    • Yoshiharu Matsuura

      Yoshiharu Matsuura DirectorNagoya University Library System

      Date of Birth: 16 September, 1948 Education: 1971 LL.B. Osaka University 1973 LL.M. Osaka University 1975 LL.M. Yale Law School Professional Experience: 1991-2000 Professor, Faculty of Law, Osaka University 2000-to date Professor, Faculty of Law, Nagoya University 2006 to 2008 Dean, Graduate School of Law, Nagoya University 2009 to 2012 Director, Nagoya Univ. Library System Teaching Subjects: Jurisprudence, History of Ideas in Law, Law & Economics, Law & Computer Analysis

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