A public lecture on the massive impact PacLII has had on our Pacific legal systems will be happening in Port Vila at the USP School of Law Public Lectures, Conference Room, Emalus Campus, Friday 22 September 2017, 12 Noon.
Notice has been given that all USP staff, students, and members of the public are invited to a free public lecture.
The topic will be “LAW REPORTING AND THE EVOLUTION OF THE COMMON LAW IN THE PACIFIC DR ANITA JOWITT, DIRECTOR, PACIFIC LEGAL INFORMATION INSTITUTE (PACLII)”
Prior to the creation of the Pacific Legal Information Institute (PacLII), accessing primary legal material from the Pacific region was a very difficult task.
The lecture by Dr. Anita Jowitt, traces the evolution of PacLII and other online legal publishing initiatives in the South Pacific.
Dr. Jowitt’s presentations will also consider the impact of PacLII on the development and use of local precedent and uses case studies to explore whether the increased use of local precedent is leading to local evolution of the common law.
The paper by Dr. Jowitt will conclude by considering the future role of PacLII and in particular whether there is any need or scope for a contemporary legal information institute to play a broader role than simply publishing primary legal material.