Call for Papers for the Law, Technology, and Labour Symposium

Call for Papers Curtin Law School, in partnership with the Future of Work Institute and the University of Bologna, warmly invite you to submit a paper for the Law, Technology, and Labour Symposium to be held in Perth on Thursday 12 and Friday 13 March 2020.

The Law, Technology, and Labour Symposium will be the first of the 2020 Curtin Law School Governance Symposium Series, and will explore the intersection of law and technology, with a non-exclusive focus on labour.

Themes for the symposium include:

• innovations in legal service delivery;

• the interface between law and technology (and labour);

• historical perspectives of law and technology (and labour);

• regulation (or lack thereof) of the gig economy;

• regulation of work health and safety (including mental health);

• technology in the workplace;

• blockchain and the law;

• artificial intelligence and the law;

• smart contracting;

• legaltech;

• legal hacking initiatives;

• big data and the law;

• privacy and the law;

• information technology and the law;

• regulation of drone usage;

• intellectual property rights and technological innovation;

• evolving approaches to legal service billing;

• court e-filing; and

• law, technology and legal education.

Papers on the above themes, or those that engage with the intersection of law and technology more broadly, are welcome.

To submit a paper for the symposium, please email a brief abstract (250 words max) to by no later than Friday 31 January 2020.

Authors of papers accepted for the symposium will be notified by email on or before

Friday 7 February 2020.

If you have any questions about the symposium, please contact us via email or phone +61 8 9266 7798.

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The Future of Work Institute (FoWI) promotes productive and meaningful work as essential foundations of a healthy economy and society.

FoWI’s researchers focus on how people contribute to and benefit from new knowledge and practices, and their mission is to support thriving people and organisations in the digital age.

The Future of Work Institute acknowledges the Wadjuk Nyungar people as the traditional owners of the land on which the Institute is situated.


Future of Work Institute

Curtin Graduate School of Business 

78 Murray Street

Perth WA 6000

Telephone: +61 8 9266 4668


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