Michael Poulshock, Esq., of Stanford University’s CodeX Center for Computers and Law has posted his remarks given at the “Legal Automation” panel at NELIC 2011: The New and Emerging Legal Infrastructures Conference, held 15 April 2011 at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, Boalt Hall, in Berkeley, California, USA.
The post describes Mr. Poulshock’s views on legal knowledge systems. Mr. Poulshock then explains those views in the context of his Hammurabi Project, “an open source project whose goal is to convert portions of U.S. law into source code, and to make it freely available for anyone to use.”
Mr. Poulshock explains The Hammurabi Project as follows:
The idea is that you should be able to take a provision of the U.S. Code, for example, and then go and find the source code version of it. So you’d have legal source material on one hand, and then you’d have this parallel corpus of the law on the other, in the C# programming language.