Laboratory of Law and Informatics

The Laboratory of Law and Informatics (LLI) was founded in October 2015 and is part of the Law School of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, one of the largest and internationally recognised universities. It is a newly established research laboratory with the purpose to propel research in the field of law and new technologies.  Additionally, it draws the resources attained from the fourteen (14) years of activity of the Lab/Multimedia room of the Law School which was the precursor of the Laboratory of Law and Informatics.

Legal Informatics is an innovative multidisciplinary field with its main focus being the relationship between Law and Computer Science. The subject is offered since 2000 as a course in the Law School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens   both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. All in all, the lab is involved with educational and research subjects that belong to two discrete fields of Law Informatics: i) IT law and ii) the application of computer applications in law.

Among the advantages of the lab is the capacity of recruiting and managing multidisciplinary scientific groups in Greece and abroad with the main purpose being that the research and training matters are dealt with in an innovative, holistic, and multicultural environment. Furthermore, the participation of scientists that apart from their research interests they also have an experience with law practice bolsters the value of quality of their lab research.

The goals of the lab are the following:

  • The promotion of research in the field of Legal Informatics and the utilisation of the latest technological findings
  • Synergies with the Greek and the International scientific community as well as the participation and implementation of various research and educational programmes
  • Cooperation with other public and private entities for the formation of legislative suggestions
  • The development of research infrastructure for the promotion of access to information of the public sector and to legal information systems and data bases
  • The creation of working positions for PhD candidates, researchers, and post graduate students as well as the specialisation of researchers on the specific research field of Legal informatics.