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Law, Technology and Humans Queensland University of Technology 2652-4074 Law, Technology and Humans provides an inclusive and unique forum for exploration of the broader connections, history and emergent future of law and technology through supporting research that takes seriously the human, and humanity of law and technology. ISSN Pending (publication of first issue)


Law, Technology and Humans is an innovative open access journal that encourages research and scholarship on the human and humanity of law and technology. It is sponsored by the Faculty of Law, Queensland University of Technology, Australia and is advised by a leading International Editorial Board.

Papers to be considered at any time, please look out for the call for papers for symposiums and workshops.  Submissions should consider the following, in particular research and scholarship that

  • Challenges and critically examines the promises and perils of emergent technologies
  • Engages with the futures (and pasts) of law, technology and humans
  • Involves critical, philosophical or theoretically informed work on law and technology
  • Uses humanities, social science or other approaches to study law and technology
  • Examines law and technology from non-Western locations and perspectives
  • Locates law and technology in wider concerns with the Anthropocene, climate change or relations with non-humans

 Interested contributors are invited to discuss their research and scholarship with the General Editor, Professor Kieran Tranter:

  • 2019-11-28

    First Issue: Welcome to the Multiverse


    The inaugural issue of Law, Technology and Humans is now online. 

    Law, Technology and Humans is an international, open access, peer-reviewed journal publishing original, innovative research concerned with the human and humanity of law and technology. 

    In his introduction to the new publication, General Editor Professor Kieran Tranter notes:

    Law, Technology and Humans aims for something different from the mainstream of technology law scholarship. Rather than repeating analysis born from the dominant narrative, it boldly presents itself as a portal to the multiverse of stories and methods through which to understand, dream, critique, build and live well in the technological present as it, with every planetary rotation, moves towards the technological future.

    The foundation issue is in two parts. The first is a collection of papers aligned to the recent symposium: Automation and Disruption in the Legal Profession and includes articles related to the future of the legal profession, a new curriculum approach to learning within the legal academy,  interpretations of NewLaw practice in Australia, the utilisation of technologies in the community legal sector and experiential ethics for the lawyer/AI hybrid.

    The second part of this issue is dedicated to general articles examining law and technology on a broader scale including the use of robo-advisors in the financial services market and the legal consequences of social media use by employees. The Journal also includes a review of Virginia Eubanks recent book Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor by journal book review editor Faith Gordon.

    Submissions are now being accepted for Volume 2, Issue 1 to be published in May 2020

    Read more about First Issue: Welcome to the Multiverse
  • 2019-10-31

    Call for Submissions Volume 2


    Submissions are now invited for Volume 2, Issue 1 2020

    Submission information and author guidelines can be found at

    Interested contributors are welcome to discuss their research and scholarship with the General Editor, Professor Kieran Tranter:

    Deadline for submissions to be considered for Volume 2, Issue 1: Monday 10 February 2020

    Call for Submissions

    Read more about Call for Submissions Volume 2
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ISSN 2652-4074