The range of topics addressed in this volume is broader than in previous JURIX volumes. All the main legal functions are covered: legal drafting, legal negotiating, legal decision making and legal argumentation. The traditional tools in AI have been greatly improved: expert systems interfaces become more friendly by using procedure maps. Generally speaking, progress has been made in process design for various legal tasks: to evaluate infringement and to implement e-governance models. Legal retrieval systems have shifted to the web and the recurrent question of legal language has become crucial in the building of the semantic web. Theoretical aspects of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and law continue to be explored and modelling is the new way of making legal theory. Legal theorists continue to renew their concerns in logical aspects of legal reasoning and more and more AI and Law projects are interested in legal theory.