Mr Philip   Chung
Director

Mr Philip Chung

Law & Justice
Sch of Global&Public Law

Philip Chung is Associate Professor of Law at UNSW Australia (The University of New South Wales). He is Executive Director of the Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII) and associated projects (including AsianLII, CommonLII and WorldLII). AustLII is a joint facility of UNSW and UTS Faculties of Law. Philip manages the staff and resources of AustLII and jointly oversees the technical development of AustLII’s projects. He holds degrees in Economics and Law from the University of Sydney, with honours in Computer Science and Operations Research as well as a PhD in Law from UNSW. His research interests include legal information systems, computerisation of law, and legal AI.

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2019
    Mr Philip Chung
    Greenleaf G; Mowbray A; Chung P, 2019, 'Legal Information Institutes and AI: free access legal expertise', in Peruginelli G; Faro S (ed.), Knowledge of the Law in the Big Data Age, IOS Press, pp. 199 - 211, http://ebooks.iospress.nl/volume/knowledge-of-the-law-in-the-big-data-age
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Mr Philip Chung
    Greenleaf G; Chung P; Mowbray A, 2017, 'Free scholarship: Developing a national legal scholarship library', in Peruginelli ; Faro (ed.), Access to legal scholarship: Tools, approaches, technologies, Giappichelli
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Mr Philip Chung
    Chung P; Greenleaf G; Mowbray A, 2016, 'Models for a global system for free access to legal information: the WorldLII approach', in Weth S; Oostrom SV (ed.), Festschrift fur Maximilian Herberger, juris GmbH, Germany, pp. 193 - 193
    Books | 2014
    Mr Philip Chung
    Chung P, 2014, Overcoming technical challenges in developing a global free-access legal information system for research - the WorldLII experience, Verlag Alma Mater, Germany
    Book Chapters | 2007
    Mr Philip Chung
    Greenleaf G; Mowbray A; Chung P, 2007, 'Networking LIIs: how free access to law fits together', in Holmes ; Venables (ed.), Legal Web 2007/2008: Legal Information Topics, infolaw Limited
  • Journal articles | 2020
    Mr Philip Chung
    Mowbray A; Chung P; Greenleaf G, 2020, 'Utilising AI in the legal assistance sector—Testing a role for legal information institutes', Computer Law & Security Review, vol. 38, pp. 1 - 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clsr.2020.105407
    Journal articles | 2018
    Mr Philip Chung
    Greenleaf G; Mowbray A; Chung P, 2018, 'Building sustainable free legal advisory systems: Experiences from the history of AI & law', Computer Law & Security Review, vol. 34, pp. 314 - 326, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clsr.2018.02.007
    Journal articles | 2016
    Mr Philip Chung
    Mowbray A; Chung P; Greenleaf G, 2016, 'A Free Access, Automated Law Citator with International Scope: The LawCite Project', European Journal of Law and Technology (EJLT), vol. 7
    Journal articles | 2015
    Mr Philip Chung
    Greenleaf G; Chung P; Mowbray A, 2015, 'Supporting and influencing data privacy practice: The free access International Privacy Law Library', Computer Law & Security Review, vol. 31, pp. 221 - 221, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clsr.2015.01.001
    Journal articles | 2013
    Mr Philip Chung
    Greenleaf G; Vivekanandan VC; Chung P; Singh R; Mowbray A, 2013, 'Challenges for Free Access to Law in a Multi-Jurisdictional Developing Country: Building the Legal Information Institute of India', Journal of National Law University Delhi, vol. 1, pp. 63 - 93, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2277401720130105
    Journal articles | 2013
    Mr Philip Chung
    Greenleaf G; Mowbray A; Chung P, 2013, 'The meaning of ’free acess to legal information’: A twenty year evolution', Journal of Open Access to Law (JOAL), vol. 1
    Journal articles | 2012
    Mr Philip Chung
    Chung P; Greenleaf G; Mowbray A, 2012, 'Searching Legal Information in Multiple Asian Languages', Legal Information Management, vol. 12, pp. 173 - 173
    Journal articles | 2012
    Mr Philip Chung
    Greenleaf G; Chung P; Mowbray A; Salter B, 2012, 'Digitising and searching Australasian colonial legal history (Part 1)', Australian Law Librarian, vol. 20, pp. 133 - 133
    Journal articles | 2012
    Mr Philip Chung
    Chung P; Mowbray A; Greenleaf G, 2012, 'Searching Legal Information in Multiple Asian Languages', Legal Information Management, vol. 12, pp. 173 - 184, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1472669612000436
    Journal articles | 2012
    Mr Philip Chung
    Greenleaf G; Chung P; Mowbray A; Salter B, 2012, 'Digitising and searching Australasian colonial legal history (Part 2)', Australian Law Librarian, vol. 20, pp. 223 - 223
    Journal articles | 2011
    Mr Philip Chung
    Greenleaf G; Vivekanandan VC; Chung P; Singh R; Mowbray A, 2011, 'Challenges for free access in a multi-jurisdictional developing country: Building the Legal Information Institute of India', SCRIPTed, vol. 8, pp. 292 - 292, http://dx.doi.org/10.2966/scrip.080311.292
    Journal articles | 2011
    Mr Philip Chung
    Greenleaf G; Mowbray A; Chung P, 2011, 'AustLII: Thinking locally, acting globally', Australian Law Librarian, vol. 19, pp. 101 - 101
    Journal articles | 2010
    Mr Philip Chung
    Greenleaf G; Mowbray A; Chung P, 2010, 'Building a commons for the common law: the Commonwealth Legal Information Institute (CommonLII) four years on', Commonwealth Law Bulletin, vol. 36, pp. 127 - 127, http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/journals/UNSWLRS/2010/21.html
    Journal articles | 2010
    Mr Philip Chung
    Greenleaf GW; Chung PT; Mowbray A, 2010, 'The Commonwealth Legal Information Institute (CommonLII) after four years progress', Commonwealth Law Bulletin, vol. 36, pp. 127 - 134
    Journal articles | 2007
    Mr Philip Chung
    Greenleaf G; Chung P; Mowbray A, 2007, 'Challenges in improving access to Asian laws: the Asian Legal Information Institute (AsianLII)', Australian Journal of Asian Law, vol. 9, pp. 152 - 152
    Journal articles | 2007
    Mr Philip Chung
    Mowbray A; Greenleaf G; Chung P; Austin D, 2007, 'Improving stability and performance of an international network of free access legal information systems', Journal of Information, Law & Technology (JILT), vol. 2, pp. 1 - 8
    Journal articles | 2006
    Mr Philip Chung
    Greenleaf G; Chung P; Mowbray A, 2006, 'Emerging Global Networks for Free Access to Law', Journal of Electronic Resources in Law Libraries, vol. 1, pp. 1 - 1
    Journal articles | 2005
    Mr Philip Chung
    Chung PT; Greenleaf GW; Wittfoth A; Mowbray A, 2005, 'What was the law at that point in time?', Law Society Journal, pp. 2 - 4
    Journal articles | 2005
    Mr Philip Chung
    Greenleaf G; Chung P; Mowbray A, 2005, 'Responding to the Fragmentation of International Law - WorldLII’s International Courts and Tribunals Project', Canadian Law Library Review, vol. 30, pp. 13 - 13
    Journal articles | 2005
    Mr Philip Chung
    Wittforth A; Chung P; Greenleaf G; Mowbray A, 2005, 'What was the law at that point in time?', Law Society Journal, vol. 43, pp. 7 - 7
    Journal articles | 2004
    Mr Philip Chung
    Greenleaf GW; Mowbray A; Chung PT, 2004, 'A new home online for Commonwealth law: A proposal for a CommonLII', Journal of Information, Law and Technology, vol. 9, pp. 1 - 30
    Journal articles | 2004
    Mr Philip Chung
    Greenleaf G; Mowbray A; Chung P, 2004, 'A New Home for Commonwealth Law: A Proposal for CommonLII', Journal of Information, Law & Technology (JILT), vol. 2
    Journal articles | 2004
    Mr Philip Chung
    Davis M; Chung P; Greenleaf G; Kwok J, 2004, 'Australian Treaties Library 1901-2003: The Fifth Pillar of Treaties Reform', UTS Law Review, vol. 6, pp. 145 - 145
    Journal articles | 2002
    Mr Philip Chung
    Greenleaf G; Chung P; Allen R; Davis M, 2002, 'World Law: Finding Law After Google', UTS Law Review, vol. 4, pp. 11 - 11
    Journal articles | 2002
    Mr Philip Chung
    Greenleaf G; Chung P; Mowbray A; Chow KP; Pun KH, 2002, 'The Hong Kong Legal Information Institute (HKLII): Its Roles in Free Access to Global Law Via the Internet', Hong Kong Law Journal, vol. 32, pp. 401 - 401
    Journal articles | 2000
    Mr Philip Chung
    Allen R; Greenleaf G; Chung P; Austin D; Mowbray A, 2000, 'With a Wysh and a Prayer: An Experiment in Cooperative Development and Legal Knowledgebases', Journal of Information, Law & Technology (JILT), vol. 2, pp. online
    Journal articles | 2000
    Mr Philip Chung
    McCann S; Greenleaf G; Chung P; Austin D; Moore T, 2000, 'Reconciliation Online: Reflection and Possibilities', Journal of Information, Law & Technology, vol. 2, pp. online
    Journal articles | 2000
    Mr Philip Chung
    Greenleaf G; Austin D; Chung P; Mowbray A, 2000, 'Solving the Problems of Finding Law on the Web: World Law and DIAL', Journal of Information, Law & Technology, vol. 1, pp. online
    Journal articles | 2000
    Mr Philip Chung
    Chung P; Austin D; Mowbray A, 2000, 'A Defence of Plain HTML for Law: AustLII’s Approach to Standards', Journal of Information, Law & Technology, vol. 1
    Journal articles | 2000
    Mr Philip Chung
    Austin D; Mowbray A; Chung P, 2000, 'Scalability of Web Resources for Law: AustLII’s Technical Road Map: Past, Presentand Future', UTS Law Review, vol. 2, pp. 88 - 88
    Journal articles |
    Mr Philip Chung
    Greenleaf GM; Mowbray AM; Chung PM, 'The Datalex Project: History and Bibliography', SSRN Electronic Journal, http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3095897
    Journal articles |
    Mr Philip Chung
    Greenleaf G; Chung P; Mowbray A, 'Building Datalex Decision Support Systems: A Tutorial on Rule-Based Reasoning in Law', SSRN Electronic Journal, http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3034430
    Journal articles |
    Mr Philip Chung
    Mowbray A; Greenleaf G; Chung P, 'AustLII's DataLex Developer's Manual (1st Edition, June 2019)', SSRN Electronic Journal, http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3408555
  • Conference Papers | 2019
    Mr Philip Chung
    Mowbray A; Chung P; Greenleaf G, 2019, 'Utilizing AI in the Legal Assistance Sector', in Proceedings of the First International Workshop on AI and Intelligent Assistance for Legal Professionals in the Digital Workplace (LegalAIIA 2019) co-located with the 17th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law (ICAIL 2019), Montreal, QC, Canada, pp. 1 - 7, presented at First International Workshop on AI and Intelligent Assistance for Legal Professionals in the Digital Workplace (LegalAIIA 2019), Montreal, QC, Canada, 17 June 2019, http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-2484/paper2.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2009
    Mr Philip Chung
    Mowbray A; Chung P; Greenleaf G, 2009, 'Free-access Case Law Enhancements for Australian Law', in Peruginelli ; Ragona (ed.), Law via the Internet - Free Access, Quality of Information, Effectiveness of Rights, European Press Academic Publishing, Florence, Italy, pp. 285 - 285, presented at Law via the Internet IX Conference, Florence, Italy, 28 October 2008 - 31 October 2008
    Conference Papers | 2005
    Mr Philip Chung
    Greenleaf G; Vaile D; Chung P, 2005, 'Unlocking IP - National dimensions of public rights and the public domain in Australian copyright', in Canada-Australia Comparative IP & Cyberlaw Conference, University of Ottawa, University of Ottawa
    Conference Papers | 2004
    Mr Philip Chung
    Wittforth A; Chung P; Mowbray A; Greenleaf G, 2004, 'Can One Size Fit All?: AustLII’s Point-in-time Legislation Project', in Greenleaf G; Mowbray A (ed.), UTS Law Review, 5th Conference on Computerisation of Law via the Internet, Sydney, pp. 117 - 117, presented at 5th Conference on Computerisation of Law via the Internet, Sydney, 26 November 2003 - 28 November 2003
    Conference Papers | 2004
    Mr Philip Chung
    Greenleaf GW; Chung PT, 2004, 'WorldL11`s International Courts & Tribunals Project - Improving access to decisions on the Internet', in Seminar on International Courts and Tribunals for Practitioners from South-East Asia and the South Pacific Regions, Seminar on International Courts and Tribunals for Practitioners from South-East Asia and the South Pacific Regions, Wellington, New Zealand, presented at Seminar on International Courts and Tribunals for Practitioners from South-East Asia and the South Pacific Regions, Wellington, New Zealand, 28 June 2004 - 02 July 2004
    Conference Papers | 2003
    Mr Philip Chung
    Greenleaf GW; Chung PT; Mowbray A, 2003, 'WorldLII: A new home for Commonwealth law online', in 13th Commonwealth Law Conference, 13th Commonwealth Law Conference, Melbourne, presented at 13th Commonwealth Law Conference, Melbourne, 13 April 2003 - 17 April 2003
    Conference Papers | 2002
    Mr Philip Chung
    Greenleaf G; Chung P; Mowbray A, 2002, 'Free access to law via Internet as a condition of the rule of law in Asian societies: HKLII and WorldLII', in 4th Conference on Asian Jurisprudence, Conference on the rule of law in East Asia: Formation and Development, University of Hong Kong, presented at Conference on the rule of law in East Asia: Formation and Development, University of Hong Kong, -
    Conference Papers | 2001
    Mr Philip Chung
    Allen R; Chung P; Mowbray A; Greenleaf G, 2001, 'AustLII’s aide - natural language legislative rulebases', in Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law
    Conference Papers | 1999
    Mr Philip Chung
    Greenleaf G; Chung P; Austin D; Allen R; Mowbray A, 1999, 'With a wysh and a prayer: an experiment in cooperative development of legal knowledges', in Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law
    Conference Papers | 1997
    Mr Philip Chung
    Greenleaf G; Mowbray A; King G; Cant S; Chung P, 1997, 'More than wyshful thinking: AustLII’s legal inferencing via the World Wide Web', in Berman D (ed.), Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law, 6th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law, Melbourne, pp. 47 - 55, presented at 6th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law, Melbourne, 30 June 1997 - 03 July 1997

Awards

Grants

  • 2021-2022: Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) - Public Sector to Research Sector Bridges Program (PS010), Chung, Mowbray, Cunningham and Dillon, "National Free Access Coronial Findings, Recommendations & Responses" - $265,000
  • 2021: Australian Research Council LIEF (LE210100043), 1st named CI with 14 other investigators, "The Australian Royal Commissions and Public Inquiries Library" - $539,000 plus $630,000 from partner organisations
  • 2020: UNSW Research Infrastructure Scheme (RIS), Chung and Greenleaf, "Developing collaborative research infrastructure for artificial intelligence applications to law" - $53,578
  • 2019: Australian Research Council LIEF (LE190100061), 2nd named CI with 14 other investigators, "The Australian environmental and planning law library" - $515,000 plus $580,000 from partner organisations
  • 2019: UNSW Research Infrastructure Scheme (RIS), Greenleaf and Chung, "The Global Data Protection, Privacy & Surveillance Law Library" - $42,000
  • 2018: Australian Research Council LIEF (LE180100048), 1st named CI with 11 other investigators, "Foundations of the common law library" - $499,899 plus $595,000 from partner organisations
  • 2017: Australian Research Council LIEF (LE170100099), 2nd named CI with 11 other investigators, "Comprehensive free access to Australian industrial and workplace law" - $450,000 plus $605,000 partner organisations
  • 2017: UNSW Research Infrastructure Scheme (RIS), Appleby, Bowrey, Chung and Degeling, "Grant to develop a free-access online metadata repository for legal edited collections" - $122,452
  • 2016: UNSW MREII, Davis, Chung, Bowrey and Brennan, "Grant to to further develop the Australian Indigenous Law Library (Stage 2)" - $100,000
  • 2015: UNSW MREII, Davis, Chung, Degeling and Bowrey, "Grant to to develop and enhance the Australian Indigenous Law Library" - $100,000
  • 2014: UNSW MREII, Chung and Greenleaf, "Grant to enhance AustLII's digitisation infrastructure" - $100,000
  • 2012: UNSW International Contestable Funding Grant, Greenleaf, Dixon and Chung, "Using development of the Legal Information Institute of India to build relationships with key Indian Law Schools" - $30,000
  • 2012: UNSW MREII, Greenleaf and Chung, "Grant to improve AustLII's storage" - $100,000
  • 2011-2012: American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI), Greenleaf, Chung and Mowbray, "Creation of the Liberia Legal Information Institute (LiberLII)" - $210,000
  • 2010-2011: Australian National Data Services (ANDS) EIF Fast Start, Greenleaf, Chung and Mowbray, "Increasing the availability and discoverability of Australasian legal research data" - $300,000
  • 2009-2011: AusAID Public Sector Linkages Project (PSLP), Greenleaf, Chung and Mowbray, "The Asian Legal Information Institute (AsianLII) - Development of free access to law in India and South Asia" - $200,000 over three years
  • 2009-2011: Legal Services Board of Victoria Large Grants Scheme, Mowbray, Greenleaf and Chung, "Making Victoria a model jurisdiction for free access to law" - $838,927 over three years
  • 2008-2010: Australian Research Council Linkage (LP0882861), Mowbray, Greenleaf and Chung, "Improving online case law within the constraints of free access through heuristic linking and resulting discovery mechanisms" - $376,593 plus $171,000 from 7 industry organisations
  • 2008-2009: AusAID Public Sector Linkages Project (PSLP), Greenleaf, Chung and Mowbray, "Free access to the law of Asian developing economies via AsianLII (Yr 2)" - $275,000
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