While information law mainly deals with legal questions, the subject of legal informatics puts a focus on the technical implementation of Solutions. For example, since many years research is being conducted on the question, if legal decision processes can be substituted by means of artificial intelligence.
E-Learning programs to visualize criminal law expertise
Dr. Brunst has conducted several research projects in the area of legal informatics. A long-time focus was the development of e-learning Projects, expecially for law students and practitioners. The e-learning project “cueno”, for example, was created for students of law. It offered a multimedia-enhanced platform for different areas of criminal law. The concept, development and finally the offer was fostered by the Bavarian Ministry of Science, Research and Art and created collectively at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law in Freiburg, i. Br./Germany and the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich. During the years 2005 to 2010 “cueno” was offered free of charge on the Internet. Another e-learning project Dr. Brunst was engaged in was a contribution for the e-learning platform of KIC in Seoul/Korea.
Apart from these e-learning platforms Dr. Brunst was engaged in many other projects in the area of legal informatics. For example, he created a document management system as well as an application for the teaching of basic IT-Knowledge at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich. At the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law in Freiburg i. Br. he was engaged in the development of the Max Planck Information System for Comparative Criminal Law, an expert system for reasearchers in the area of comparative criminal law.