TeLENZ is pleased to present the ninth installment of its ‘Leading Minds’ webinar series on Law and Technology in legal education: practice, policy and research.

Legal practitioners, law teachers and legal researchers are invited to attend these presentations and participate in the Q&A sessions.

Webinar 9: Friday 7 May 2021, 11.00am – 12.00pm NZST.
Topic: Legislation as Code
Attendance: Free but register HERE.

Domestically and globally, governments are grappling with how to use regulation to deal with digital policy issues. They are also increasingly using computer systems to give effect to regulatory systems.

In this panel discussion, NZ Law Foundation-supported researchers Tom Barraclough and Hamish Fraser will discuss their recent report ‘Legislation as Code for New Zealand’. The report raises concerns about the idea of Parliament passing “legislation as code” and the researchers argue that while law as code is the future, it must remain subordinate to written law.

Information about the Panellists

Tom Barraclough (Strategic Director, Brainbox Institute) is a legal researcher with particular expertise in health, disability, and information technologies. His current research focuses on computational law, law as code, and algorithmic analysis of case law.

Hamish Fraser is an advisor, developer and ex-elected councillor currently working in the public service on the concepts of Better Rules and Legislation as Code.

TeLENZ is a project supported by the NZ Law Foundation to build New Zealand’s legal and policy capability in fast developing areas of law and technology.