Reflections on my journey in using Information Technology to support Legal Decision Making—from Legal Positivism to Legal Realism

  title={Reflections on my journey in using Information Technology to support Legal Decision Making—from Legal Positivism to Legal Realism},
  author={John Zeleznikow},
  journal={Law in Context. A Socio-legal Journal},
  • John Zeleznikow
  • Published 2019
  • Political Science
  • Law in Context. A Socio-legal Journal
In this paper I discuss my transition from legal positivism to legal realism and how this has impacted upon my construction of legal decision support systems. As a child living with parents who were heavily engaged in politics, and who had disastrous experiences with the twin evils of fascism and communism, I was encouraged to become a scientist. But my interest was always in law and politics. Constructing legal decision support systems was a pragmatic balance between my skills and interests… Expand


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