Neil du Toit

Data Scientist

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.

Speaking In

Making law freely available online: evidence from sub-Saharan Africa

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.