We are developing a typology of ‘legal tech’, the idea behind which is that the theoretical research on the side of both law and computer science should be nourished by a study of concrete applications (legal search engines, prediction of judgments, argumentation mining, rules as code technologies etc.). This in turn will trigger new or different theoretical questions.

The typology tool’s interface will include various filters to obtain a quick overview of what types of technologies are now available, in development or conceptualised (for commercial gain, to support consumers of legal services or to advance scientific research into these systems).

The first two questions for each ‘legal tech’ that is integrated into the typology are:

  1. what is the intended purpose / claimed functionality of this technology
  2. how is the claim as to the intended purpose/functionality substantiated/evidenced?

It will be available here in the Fall of 2022.