A legal library that allows students to access legal information from around the world is being set up in Sydney’s CBD, in a move to encourage people to use legal services.
The library is called Law Library Sydney, and is aimed at making it easier for people to access information.
Students who wish to use the library will have to log in with their email address, password and bank account details, as well as pay for the service, which will run from February.
Students will have the option of paying through the library, which is a subscription service.
“Law Library Sydney is an innovative way to empower people to have access to the legal information they need to fulfil their legal responsibilities,” Law Library NSW director of operations John McGlashan said.
“We’re hoping this will be a model for the rest of Australia.”
He said the library would also provide information on legal aid, but declined to give details.
“You can’t get a legal opinion without paying a fee,” he said.
Professor of law at the University of Sydney and University of Melbourne, Professor Steven Maitland, said the move to have the library in the CBD was a “big step forward”.
“It’s good to see the law libraries around the country getting into the legal space,” he told the ABC.
Professor Maitman said the legal library was a good model for a broader legal education model. “
But this is one of the best ways to access it for the majority of people, which means that they can actually access the legal system and it’s also an educational resource.”
Professor Maitman said the legal library was a good model for a broader legal education model.
“I think the idea of providing a legal resource is important for a whole range of legal education projects,” he explained.
Legal libraries are not limited to legal issues. “
This will enable people to learn, but also to do their own research and find out what’s legal and what’s not.”
Legal libraries are not limited to legal issues.
Professor McGlachan said there were also other opportunities to learn more about the legal world, including the use of information technology.
“Some legal students in particular have an interest in getting involved in technology,” he added.
The legal library is not the first to be set up. “
It can be really useful for students to understand how things work in a legal context.”
The legal library is not the first to be set up.
Professor Mias is also working with the University in Victoria to create an educational digital library for its students, which includes the legal profession.
Professor John Hutton from the University’s Faculty of Law, Associate Professor Stephen Farrar, and Associate Professor Michael Williams are among those involved in the project.
“The idea is to build a digital library of law, and to provide a venue where people can go and access the law on a day-to-day basis,” Professor Williams said.
Mr Farram said it was important to have a library that people could use to access the relevant legal information.
“In a legal environment that is often quite small and it takes a long time to research a particular matter and then make decisions,” he remarked.
“And a lot of that time can be spent researching a particular lawyer, or talking to them and seeing what they’re saying.”
He described the library as a useful way of helping students better understand the legal process, and how it was administered.
“That’s really the big focus, to make sure that people understand the process of law in the most effective way possible,” he noted.
The university will provide a service of free access to all law library materials.
Professor Farrarg said the university was also developing a digital platform for law students to learn how to access materials on their own.
“If they want to be more efficient in their legal activities, or more effective in their work, it is a really good way of providing that information,” he commented.
“So that’s one thing that we’re trying to do in terms of providing the legal knowledge and resources that we can provide to students.”
The project is the brainchild of law students at the Sydney Law School, which was established in 2012.
Professor Michael Pate, the school’s director of student development, said they were “very excited” about the project and the “intriguing idea” of building a digital legal library.
“When we started the school we knew there was an opportunity to build an online legal library, and it was very much a focus of our first year,” he admitted.
“Our goal is to bring together a network of students who are working towards this vision of building an online library for legal students, and providing that library with information that will be relevant and useful to students who may want to take on more challenging