Dates: 10 – 14 August 2020
Registration fee: € 1495 (VAT not applicable)
Registration deadline is 30 July 2020
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Prof. Gijs van Dijck
Van Dijck is an empirical legal scholar who specializes in tort law, insolvency law, and contract law. He uses empirical legal research methods and data sciences methods, network analysis in particular, to analyze legal issues.
Assist. Prof. Darian Meacham
Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Maastricht University, Principle Investigator for Ethics and Responsible Innovation at the BISS Institute, and Deputy Director for Responsible Research and Innovation at BrisSynBio, a BBSRC / EPSRC funded Synthetic Biology Research Centre at the University of Bristol. He studied at McGill University in Montreal (BA) and University of Leuven/KULeuven (MA, PhD).
Assist. Prof. Matthias van der Haegen
Matthias Van Der Haegen is Assistant Professor at the Private Law Department of the Faculty of Law. A researcher at the Law and Tech Lab, he specializes in legal analytics and the judiciary, favoring an empirical approach to answer research questions. His PhD research was on the role of the Belgian supreme court (Hof van Cassatie/Cour de cassation), a topic in which he retains a profound (comparative) interest.
Dr. Yenisel Plasencia
Yenisel has a strong affinity with research and projects having a social impact. She delivers research results by making use of the current artificial intelligence (AI) applications machine learning and data science analysis. Sometimes additional tools are developed to do a deeper analysis and make results more transparent and interpretable for users.
Andreea Grigoriu is a Ph.D. candidate in Digital Legal Studies who joined the Law and Tech Lab, part of the Faculty of Law. She obtained her Msc in Artificial Intelligence degree at the Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering, Faculty of Science and Engineering, at Maastricht University.
Ous focuses on a smart and efficient interaction between society and law using the tools of data science. He works on ‘automated legislation management’ where data science, algorithms and artificial intelligence (AI) are used to improve law practices.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming increasingly prevalent in day-to-day life. Most households and the vast majority of employees possess AI-enabled devices. Although it has proved its efficiency in several fields, AI is still making its way into the legal domain. In this Summer School, we will support you to become one of the few lawyers, legal practitioners or researchers who know how to use AI in the legal profession. We do so by providing you with answers to several questions such as: How can AI make your practice of law more efficient and effective? How to make repetitive tasks be part of the past so you can focus on knowledge building, policymaking and real consultancy?
This summer school will provide you with a holistic overview of the role of AI in the practice of law and will equip you with the knowledge to differentiate between realistic and unrealistic promises of AI. At the end of this course you will be able to:
For members of the Netherlands Bar Association (NOvA), you can request your credit points from the NOvA after successfully completing this course, knowing that Maastricht University, the provider of this course, is a recognized institute by the NOvA.
Your online learning journey will take place from 10-14 August 2020. This one-week online course combines videos, case studies, real-life examples, discussions, quizzes and live interactive sessions to bring the key concepts to life. The content is divided into five key topics.
During the course you will engage in 5 live sessions. The self-paced learning part consists of short videos on the topic, literature, case studies, short assignments and quizzes. Mutual learning will take place during the live sessions and via the discussion board. After completion of assignments, reading materials, videos and actively attending the live sessions, you will receive a certificate of attendance from Maastricht University.
Summer school program
10 August, live session from 13.00 till 15.00
Topic:Introduction to Artificial Intelligence. Towards a basic understanding
11 August, live session from 13.00 till 15.00
Topic: What technology is available? Examples of AI tools for legal practice.
12 August, live session from 13.00 till 15.00
Topic: Can lawyers and judges be replaced by technology? Introduction to natural language processing and machine learning.
13 August, live session from 13.00 till 15.00
Topic: Finding important case law with network analysis. Hands-on workshop
14 August, live session from 13.00 till 15.00
Topic: Ethics, biases, and fundamental rights
Do you have specific questions about Online Summer School Law&Artificial Intelligence or do you want to register?
Please feel free to get in touch with us for advice!
Marion Hameleers, programme coordinator, email@example.com,
+31 (0)6 483 562 81