It and Transformations in Legal Practice and Education in Japan and Australia

UTS Law Review, Vol. 4, pp. 31-54, 2002

24 Pages Posted: 7 Nov 2005

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Luke R. Nottage

The University of Sydney Law School; The University of Sydney - Australian Network for Japanese Law

Makoto Ibusuki

Seijo University - Faculty of Law

Abstract

This paper sets out preliminary findings from an empirical research project into the impact of information technology (IT) on legal practice and education in Japan, inviting comparisons with Australia. It focuses on data from surveys administered to Japanese law firms, corporate legal departments, law faculties, professors and students, including some follow-up interviews; and introduces some similar research now underway in Australia. Central concerns are whether legal practice in these technologically sophisticated democracies is moving towards "proactive legal information engineering", as predicted by Richard Susskind and others, and whether legal education is rising to this and other major challenges of our IT era.

Keywords: Legal education, information technology, Japan, Australia

JEL Classification: K49, I21, O33

Suggested Citation

Nottage, Luke R. and Ibusuki, Makoto, It and Transformations in Legal Practice and Education in Japan and Australia. UTS Law Review, Vol. 4, pp. 31-54, 2002. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=837048

Luke R. Nottage (Contact Author)

The University of Sydney Law School ( email )

New Law Building, F10
The University of Sydney
Sydney, NSW 2006
Australia

The University of Sydney - Australian Network for Japanese Law

Room 640, Building F10, Eastern Avenue
Sydney, NSW 2006
Australia

Makoto Ibusuki

Seijo University - Faculty of Law ( email )

6-1-20 Seijo
Setagaya, Tokyo 157-8511
Japan

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