LawTech Seminar Series

8 November 2021

Australian Government employees are invited to the first session of our new LawTech seminar series.

We have partnered with the Australian National University’s College of Law (ANU), in association with the Gradient Institute, to deliver a new seminar series on law and artificial intelligence.

The series aims to provide an introduction to legal and technical developments arising from the use of artificial intelligence in government, legal institutions and parts of the private sector of relevance to government entities. Future sessions will focus on machine learning, digital assets, social media and blockchain.

SESSION 1: Designing algorithms to exercise legal powers

Date: Thursday 18 November 2021
Time: 12:30 – 2pm (AEDT)
CPD = 1 point for ‘Substantive Law’



This first session will provide an introduction to the design of algorithmic decision-making systems which may be used to automate the exercise of legal authorities by government agencies and private sector organisations. The session aims to de-mystify the technical details of algorithmic decision-systems, while providing an advanced introduction to the likely future deployment of AI in legal contexts.


  • Dr Will Bateman, Associate Professor and Associate Dean (Research) at the ANU School of Law
  • Dr Lachlan McCalman, Chief Practitioner, Gradient Institute.