Flip Stream

In 2016 the Law Society of New South Wales established the Future Committee and, in turn, the Future of Law and Innovation in the Profession (FLIP) Commission of Inquiry.  The inquiry culminated in the Law Society’s ground-breaking The Future of Law and Innovation in the Profession (FLIP) report, surrounding the future of the legal industry in the digital age. 

The report recognised that the legal profession is undergoing change at a pace never before experienced and in unforeseen ways.  This change has major ramifications for not just the legal profession, but for clients and society more generally, particularly in relation to access to justice.

UNSW Law and the Law Society are collaborating to generate a stream of research to consider and respond to the issues raised by the FLIP report, such as legal technology, clients’ needs and expectations, new ways of working, community needs and legal education.

Each year the FLIP stream, as it has become known, will undertake research into an annual topic that will then be disseminated through the academy, the profession and society.  In 2018 the annual topic is Artificial Intelligence and the Legal Profession.  The FLIP stream will also engage in and respond to other areas of research and law reform.

The FLIP stream will be primarily conducted by Professor Michael Legg, Dr Justine Rogers and Dr Felicity Bell. See their profiles below: