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Monday, 30 October 2017

Law CIO 2017On 19 and 20 October the Faculty played host to a conference of the international Law CIO Group, which was established at the University of Georgetown in 2001 and meets annually. The event marked the tenth anniversary of the previous time the conference visited the Faculty.

The group consists of Chief Information Officers (and equivalents) from the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford, and the top-ranked Law Schools in the United States.  Represented at this years' conference were from UC Berkeley, University of Chicago, Duke University, Northwestern Pritzker, University of Oxford, University of Pennsylvania, Stanford, The University of Texas at Austin and Yale.

The CIO Group is an invaluable opportunity for us to benchmark our IT provision against our global competitors, and share our experiences and challenges amongst friendsDaniel Bates, Legal IT Teaching and Development Officer

Many distinguished speakers addressed the conference, including the Chair of the Faculty Professor Richard Fentiman, and Pro-Vice Chancellor for Education Professor Graham Virgo.  Presentations were also delivered by Computer Officers, Business Managers and Project Managers from the Faculty, School, University Information Service, and the Office of External Affairs and Communications.

The conference addressed a wide variety of topics, including Law School IT provision, student support, service centralisation, developments in teaching and learning systems, website development and digital communications.

The conference is expected to be hosted by The University of Texas at Austin in 2018.