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Making Property Law Wiki Real


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a presentation indicates some steps that help to make the property law wiki project real.

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Making Property Law Wiki Real

  1. 1. Making Property Law Wiki real
  2. 2. Property Law Wiki is for: What are the laws? How do they really work (procedures on the ground)? How can we make policy better? <ul><li>Citizens: access to law feedback about bureaucracy </li></ul><ul><li>Students: education </li></ul><ul><li>NGO’s: policy study and review </li></ul><ul><li>Legislators: reform ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Economists: comparative analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Researchers: field work, analysis </li></ul>
  3. 3. Wiki’s let people share and work on large problems. <ul><li>encyclopedia </li></ul><ul><li>“ What is X?” </li></ul><ul><li>7.3 million articles </li></ul><ul><li>252 languages </li></ul>Property Law Wiki What are the laws? How do they really work (procedures on the ground)? How can we make policy better?
  4. 4. Problem scope & solution process <ul><li>150 countries </li></ul><ul><li>1 million pages of state & local code (with significant redundancy) </li></ul><ul><li>Procedural bureaucratic “realities” undocumented </li></ul><ul><li>150m pages influencing $9.3 trillion in property= $62,000 per page </li></ul><ul><li>Capture the legal code online </li></ul><ul><li>Simplify into plain language </li></ul><ul><li>Capture procedural realities and costs </li></ul><ul><li>Suggest changes </li></ul>*Crude estimate needs refining
  5. 5. <ul><ul><li>Reform </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ How can it be made better?” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Process </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ how does it work, cost </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>time & $’s bureaucracy?” </li></ul></ul></ul>Explain “ what does it simply mean?” Capture Formal law text “ what is it?” Problem & Solution <ul><li>+150 countries & territories* </li></ul><ul><li>+1 million pages of state & local code/procedure & forms per country (with significant redundancy)*= 50m pages required* </li></ul><ul><li>Procedural bureaucratic realities on the ground will also be captured </li></ul><ul><li>*estimate </li></ul>Cultural and political context
  6. 6. Branching model & feedback Property Law wiki aims To record the cost and implications of upstream law and then suggest modifications for improvement Each page or section has a “why” which indicates the legal process driving the subsequent action or requirement. Each pages ask for a “simplified” explanation and a how can this be improved. Constitution Federal law Federal law Federal law State/local law State/local law State/local & village law Procedure & bureaucratic implementation Procedure & bureaucratic implementation Procedure & bureaucratic implementation
  7. 7. Level of engagement & Participants Co-opted form of Gibbons and Hopkins 1980 experiential learning .05m 0.5m 1.0m 5.0m 10m 10. Social Growth Becomes exemplary community member 9. Personal growth Pursues excellence and maturity 8. Mastery Develops high standards of quality performance 7. Competence Strives to become skillful in important activities 6. Challenge Sets difficult but desirable tasks to accomplish 5. Generative Creates, builds, organizes, theorizes or otherwise produces 4. Analytical Studies the setting and experience analytically 3. Exploratory Plays, experiments, explores and probes the setting 2. Spectator Level of experience visits site 1. Stimulated See motives, site, movie & PR
  8. 8. Technology <ul><li>Feature </li></ul><ul><li>S3:Hardware lease Amazon </li></ul><ul><li>Linux cluster distribution </li></ul><ul><li>Apache servers </li></ul><ul><li>MySQL databases </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki (pbwiki?) </li></ul><ul><li>Google (adsense to start) </li></ul>Benefit Scales $0.10/hour Cheap well understood Free well understood Free scalable Easy to use 5 minutes implementation
  9. 9. *Targeted & tentative Designers competition Cadastre institute World bank / Esther Duflo MIT Nick Gogerty Founder Reuters Thomson Westlaw Aquantive razor fish De soto ild Law schools Columbia etc. Jeff Sachs Amazon Ck Pralahad Foundations Jimmy wales wikipedia Property Law Wiki partners*
  10. 10. Property Law Wiki outputs: <ul><li>PR & Goodwill for sponsors and partners </li></ul><ul><li>Law in simple language (tutorial level explanations) </li></ul><ul><li>Procedural explanations (self updating) </li></ul><ul><li>Examples for reform and new legislative and procdural initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Resource for comparitive legal studies </li></ul><ul><li>$ and sponsorship relationships </li></ul><ul><li>More informed and participative citizenry </li></ul><ul><li>Non profit teaching & education charity </li></ul><ul><li>Worlds largest “law library” online </li></ul>
  11. 11. Use Cases & designs <ul><li>Use cases, stated simply, allow description of sequences of events that, taken together, lead to a system doing something useful&quot; [1] . Each use case provides one or more scenarios that convey how the system should interact with the users called actors to achieve a specific business goal or function. Use case actors may be end users or other systems. Use cases typically avoid technical jargon, preferring instead the language of the end user or domain expert . Use cases are often co-authored by business analysts and end users. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Participants: Actors <ul><li>Citizens: have multiple agenda’s but most are just seeking information about how to perform various functions or get information about a process. </li></ul><ul><li>Researcher: May want to make different comparisons and research various aspects of the law and how “actors” engage with the law across sector, economies and geographies. </li></ul><ul><li>NGO Field worker / investigator: May want to capture impacts in the field, record what is going on in local areas in formal and informal laws. seeking stories from the field and opportunities to capture popular opinion. </li></ul><ul><li>law makers: may be seeking inputs for reform or better understanding of populist thoughts and current stresses in the system </li></ul><ul><li>Law Student / lawyer: interested in either research, study of laws or discovering out of sync records. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Actor information needs <ul><li>How do I???? </li></ul><ul><li>What does it mean if? </li></ul><ul><li>What does the word ? Mean </li></ul><ul><li>Why is the procedure like this? </li></ul><ul><li>What does it cost to? </li></ul><ul><li>How long does it take to? </li></ul><ul><li>How do I share my story? </li></ul><ul><li>Who can help me to? </li></ul><ul><li>Who can help make this better? </li></ul><ul><li>What would improve this process? </li></ul><ul><li>What is best practice? In terms of cost and activity. </li></ul>Key word search Process map graphic Editing rights Property law wiki Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
  14. 14. Constraints tools to help <ul><li>Auto ip country assignment </li></ul><ul><li>Auto search keyword </li></ul><ul><li>Meta tagging: key words, legals, precedent </li></ul><ul><li>Authorship and the rest </li></ul><ul><li>Key components in a process “linking” for tracking and comparison </li></ul><ul><li>Translations: languages and branching </li></ul>
  15. 15. Long term goals <ul><li>Quantitative goals </li></ul><ul><li>Improve property formalization 10%. Convert 10% of extra legal property=$900billion in recognized assets </li></ul><ul><li>Improve annual taxable revenues for poorest countries $9billion/year (1% annual tax on property) </li></ul><ul><li>Qualitative Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Improve safety and security for extra legal property holders </li></ul><ul><li>Improved procedures for current legal property holders </li></ul><ul><li>Improved property transfer market (economic efficiencies) </li></ul><ul><li>Improved quality of life via security and more efficient use of capital and capital stock investments in the developing world </li></ul><ul><li>Improve national security and stability in various countries via more participatory legal and civilian environment </li></ul><ul><li>Improved judicial policy and procedures due to increased transparency and understanding of policy improved </li></ul><ul><li>Developing countries taking a greater role in their own development in “soft” infrastructure </li></ul>