Posts Tagged ‘technology’

Democracy, Voting and the Blockchain….Digital Democracy….

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 at 08:57

Right now Horizon State is running its Initial Coin Offering (ICO). Horizon State is a “token-based blockchain voting and decision-making platform that delivers unprecedented trust through the integrity and post-unforgeable attributes of blockchain technology.” Or in other words it’s a digital ballot box. Horizon State is the second Australian ICO after PowerLedger, a P2P blockchain […]






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Professions and Narratives: Can They Reconstruct Their Futures

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 at 05:51

(thanks cvtnews.ca) I have put up new paper on SSRN titled: “Professions and Professional Service Firms in a GlobalContext: Reframing Narratives“. The abstract reads: Professions are changing rapidly and profoundly as new technologies, organisational forms, and regulations are introduced into the professional world. As a result, professions are creating new narratives to stake their legitimate […]






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Back in the USSR…Russia Actually

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 at 07:55

(thanks to sobaka.ru) In this photograph I’m comparing glasses with another delegate at the St Petersburg International Legal Forum. Actually we were at Legal Street, an event held by the Forum and the Russian Ministry of Justice and were being shot by a fashion magazine–Sobaka.ru, as you do. The last few months have been active, […]






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Thought Experiment: What Does the Uberization of Legal Practice Mean?

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 at 11:39

Yesterday I had lunch with Joanna Goodman, a journalist who writes for the Guardian and the Law Society Gazette on matters technological,¬†and we talked about the conservatism of law when it came to incorporating technology. This has led me to a thought experiment I’d like to try out here. First, a couple of assumptions: this […]






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The Irish Bar, Magna Carta and the Future of Law

Monday, June 22nd, 2015 at 14:48

(thanks to Irish show bands) I was asked to speak to the Irish Criminal Bar Association last week in conjunction with the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. Why not, I thought, I’ve given around twenty talks this academic year. One more is fine. It meant I would see the new criminal courts in Dublin, designed […]






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