Presentations are available here, photos here.


Since it began in 1997, the Law via the Internet conference has been established as the foremost international conference aiming at bringing together the various communities involved in all aspects of free access to law. It is organized annually under the auspices of the Free Access to Law Movement (FALM), a consortium of more than 60 non-profit institutions dedicated to providing free and open access to the world’s law.

This year the Conference, organized in Florence by the Institute of Legal Information Theory and Techniques of the Italian National Research Council, will explore issues of trust in accessing law for democratic purposes in the big data age. Knowledge management plays a critical role for organizations seeking to establish trustworthy digital repositories and to make the future open and diverse, based on genuine verified legal content. During the two days conference, speakers will discuss how scholars, researchers, legal practioners and information professionals use very large or complex data sets to distill meaning and develop public policy.


Abstracts Submission Deadline
April 27, 2018 May 14, 2018

Abstract Acceptance Notification
May 31, 2018 June 7, 2018

Registration Open
May 3, 2018

Early Bird Registration Deadline
June 4, 2018 June 11, 2018

Standard Registration Deadline
September 10, 2018 October 8, 2018

Under the auspices of:
Camera dei deputati
Comune FI
Tribunale FI
Ordine Avv.FI
Sponsored by:

Camera di Commercio di Firenze

La Trobe University

Supported by:

Fondazione Avvocati di Firenze
Free Access to Law Movement

Free Access to Law Movement (FALM) members

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