Diver presented on ‘Legal Technologies and the Effect on Legal Effect’ at Helsinki Legal Tech Lab (15-16 Feb 2023)

Laurence was invited to present at the University of Helsinki Legal Tech Lab’s Law, Tech and Theory Research Seminar on Feb 15-16. His presentation focused on the idea of legal institutional facts as the fundamental building blocks of law, and how their creation is affected by the technologies that are involved in legal practice. This happens at both the practical level (how legal practices and processes are impacted by the use of certain technologies), and at the conceptual level (how we think of legal facts per se). Assessing the desirability and validity of legal technologies requires a framework for thinking about the nature and extent of such impacts, including e.g. the assessment method set out in COHUBICOL’s Typology of Legal Technologies.