African Legal Information Institute/University of Cape Town, South Africa
Neil holds a BSc Mathematics from the University of Cape Town and an LLB from Stellenbosch University. He worked briefly as a data strategist, advising corporates on enterprise data science solutions, before deciding to focus on his passion for legal technology. Neil is AfricanLII's data scientist. He currently works on an Africa-wide caselaw citator service and on some NLP projects for case law.
March 25, 2020, 3:15 p.m.
· Kaldalón Auditorium
Legal Information Institutions (LIIs) make laws, statutes, and case law freely available online in more than 50 countries globally.
Neil and Paul will present the results of a 2019 mySociety research paper examining the usage and impact of these websites in sub-Saharan Africa, and discuss how programmatic analysis of the repositories, now also being conducted at AfricanLII, can feed back into evidence-based policy development.
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