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The Society for Computers and Law has set aside £60,000 to fund research into computers and law in the UK.
The money will be used to fund research into any aspect of computer and communications law, or the application of computing and communicating technology in law.
Lord Justice Brooke, president of the society, said: "Evidence of rapid developments in computer and communications technology are all around us. Unless our law and legal practice can keep up, we will lose our place as a leader in Europe in these fields."
Half the money will be used to fund one or more year-long projects to start in 1997. The rest will fund three-year projects at the rate of £10,000 per year from 1997.
Applications for funding must be made by 31 October 1996. For details, contact general manager Ruth Baker on 0117 923 7393 or at http://www.scl.org