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Law and Change

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is touted as the remedy for many of the economic, social, political and cultural contentions in an epoch where social demographics are unbalance, economic growth is slowing, labour markets are fragile, and global trade is wracked with protectionism. 

The arrival of the pandemic has heightened calls for AI and big data to help innovate economies out of the worst. This transition presents significant challenges for the ecosystems of law firms, and the requirements of due process in the exercise of litigation.

Singapore Management University (SMU) and BIICL have a productive research alliance in many fields. The 'law and change' programme will offer a vibrant opportunity for both institutions to stimulate debate about the nature and direction of change from within two important global perspectives.'

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Law and COVID-19 collection

Singapore Management University (SMU) School of law have published a compendium - 'Law and Covid-19'. The idea for this collection came from the recognition that as legal scholars, educators, practitioners and the leaders of young minds, we have a responsibility to share personal and professional views on the present and future relevance of the law when our place in society experiences radical change.

 Download the Law and COVID-19 collection 

Contributors focused on what they considered to be important in communicating the themes of law and change to a readership needing understandings and reassurance about social order and commercial resilience in uncertain times. The collection considers law in context, reflecting on law and change, and change through law. In terms of COVID prevention and control initiatives and moving to the 'new normal', the voice of law and lawyers has been relatively silent. The challenge for legal service delivery in a post-pandemic era is to effectively manage new changes in practice and process, and thereby to contribute positively in the changed world that emerges.

About the Series Editor:

Mark Findlay has written extensively on trial transformation in international criminal justice. For decades he has been a leading global figure in the development of critical global criminal justice and procedure, arguing new ways of perceiving the international trial process. As the author of 28 books and more than 150 refereed publications he has an established reputation in regulation and global governance, international criminal justice, globalisation, and crisis thinking. He is a Professor of Law at Singapore Management University and holds honorary chairs at the Australian National University, and the University of New South Wales.

This series welcomes research on these areas: 

  • How the pandemic and then inevitable future crises will change the law?
  • How law can be understood as a change agent?
  • The present and future relevance of the law and change through law in times of global crises

The contributions will be critical, focusing on contemporary challenges to social ordering and global sustainability where law in context has much to say.

Proposals can be sent to Professor Mark Findlay  or Lam Yong Ling  - Routledge Book Editor.

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