Rethinking Law, Regulation & Technology: Authority and Respect for Law 3.0

As technologies replace humans in making legal decisions, we must rethink the relationship between law, regulation and technology.



Please join us for the UNSW Allens Hub Annual Lecture.

Drawing on his upcoming book, Rethinking Law, Regulation and Technology, and current book Law 3.0, Professor Roger Brownsword will address some of the biggest questions facing law, lawyers and law students in the coming decades.
Traditionally, Law is understood to be a form of human governance that relies on rules as its regulatory instruments. However, as we enter an era of Law 3.0, when new technologies make themselves available to be employed alongside (or in place of) rules to discharge legal functions, and as humans work with technologies, there is a pressure to rethink the relationship between law, regulation and technology.

This lecture will sketch the new landscape of Law 3.0 and focus on how we should now conceive the authority of the Law. It will run for approximately 30 minutes, followed by a Q&A.

About Roger
Roger Brownsword has professorial positions in Law at King’s College London (where he was the founding Director of TELOS) and at Bournemouth University, he is an honorary Professor in Law at the University of Sheffield, and he is currently a visiting professor at City University Hong Kong.
His most recent book, Law 3.0: Rules, Regulation and Technology (2020), is being translated for distribution in mainland China; and, his forthcoming book, Rethinking Law, Regulation and Technology will be published in March 2022. He is the founding general editor (with Han Somsen) of Law, Innovation and Technology as well as being on the editorial board of international journals, including the Modern Law Review and the Journal of Law and the Biosciences.

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Nov 23 2021


1:00 am - 2:00 am

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