Sydney, Australia, 26th October 2017 – This semester, UNSW Law students have worked with a variety of not-for-profit centres on building “apps” using Neota Logic’s AI-powered software, to provide access to justice.
On Tuesday, October 24th UNSW law students competed for the best law app during their final presentations showcasing their apps which they have built this semester in their “Designing Technology Solutions for Access to Justice” course sponsored by law firm Gilbert + Tobin. The course is based on an original program which was developed by Georgetown University Law School and Neota Logic in the US.
Participating not-for-profits are:
Congratulations to the winning team comprising students Jelena Ardalic, Clare Cullen, Jessica Liang, and Leon Louie who were partnered with Kingsford Legal Centre (KLC). The app they created is for internal use at KLC, and provides relevant legal information about fines in order to assist them to support their clients.
“The students have been working really hard in their groups to design and build tools that can be used by a range of not-for-profit centres associated with UNSW Law,” the course convenor Associate Professor Lyria Bennet Moses said. “The tools the students developed can be useful resources for young people wanting to answer common legal questions, for students and volunteers looking for answers to common questions, for people wanting to know where to find free legal services, and for those working with migrant workers in the region. In the process of designing and building these applications, the students have learnt how to manage a small project, have practiced engaging with clients, have thought creatively about how technology can enhance access to justice, and have gained valuable experience building an expert system,” Bennett Moses added.
The Dean of UNSW Law, Professor George Williams, congratulated the students on their achievements and confirmed that UNSW Law was had introduced this course “as one of a number of courses and initiatives that help to our equip students with the skills needed for a broad range of future techno-legal roles.”
The competition judges were Petra Stirling, Gilbert + Tobin’s Head of Legal Capability & Transformation, Ann Cregan, Partner in Gilbert + Tobin’s Pro Bono group, and Julian Uebergang, Neota Logic’s Managing Director APAC.
“It’s always inspirational to see how students leverage our technology to create greater access to legal services,” said Julian Uebergang.
You can view a recording of the evening here https://youtu.be/ooBwazTWCIw