Workshop on Legal Technology @ University of Edinburgh [July 9]: Register by July 5

An workshop is going to be organised by University of Edinburgh and is supported by Edinburgh Global from July 9 – 12, 2018 at G.06, 59 George Square.

This workshop deals with Legal Technology.

Programme Details:

Day 1, July 9

09.00 – 09.30 Registration

09.30 – 10.00 Introduction and Welcome: Legal Tech and the Future of Legal Education

Burkhard Schafer, Director of the SCRIPT Centre for IT and IP Law

10.00 – 10.30 Education, Legal Tech and the Law Society

Rob Marrs Head of Education, The Law Society of Scotland

10.30 – 11.15 Legal Tech, A Civilian Perspective

Prof. Georg Borges, Universitaet des Saarlands, Germany

11.15 – 11.30 Break

11.30 – 12.15 AI Approaches to the Education for Creative Legal Minds – Some Trials in Japan

Prof. Hayime Yoshino, Meiji Gakuin University, Tokyo

12.15 – 13.00 Hackathon: The Political Settlements Research Programme

This session introduces the question and target database for the Summer School Hackathon. Over the next three days, teams of students from different disciplines will address the challenge to find new ways to use technology to turn the database into a useful tool.

12.45 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 16.00 Afternoon Session: Practical Programme

Neota Logic

Maeve Navelle from Neota Logic introduces their platform, and carries out some practical exercises on how to build legal apps with the audience.

16.00 – Open Student teams working on the hackathon challenge


Day 2, July 10

09.15 – 09.30 Introduction to Day 2

Burkhard Schafer, Director of the SCRIPT Centre for IT and IP Law

09.30 – 10.15 Title TBC

Dr Ella Tallyn, University of Edinburgh

10.15 – 11.15 Blockchain Governance and Legal Tech: An Industry Perspective

Bob Clint, Chief Technology Officer, Spiritus

11.15 – 11.30 Break

11.30 – 12.00 Secure Legal Communication: The German Experience

Prof. Christoph Sorge, Universitate des Saarlands

12.00 – 12.30 Distributed and Extended Legal Knowledge Representation

Dr Jesus Niebla Zatarain, University of Sinaloa, Mexico

12.30 – 13.15 Cryptography and Law, An Unexpected Encounter that was Obvious all Along

Prof Aggelos Kiayias, University of Edinburgh

13.15 – 14.15 Lunch

14.15 – 16.00 Practical session: How to Programme Smart Contracts for Blockchains

Tutors from the IOHK Blockchain Technology Laboratory

16.00 – Open Student teams working on the hackathon challenge


Day 3, July 11

Launch of the Amsterdam – Edinburgh Connection in Legal Tech

09.30 – 09.50 Welcome

James Smith, Vice Principal of Internationalisation, The University of Edinburgh

09.50 – 10.00 SCRIPT and Leibniz, an Agenda of Complementary Legal Tech Research for Europe

10.00 – 10.45 “Interpretation of Sources of Norms”

Prof Tom van Engers, University of Amsterdam

10.45 – 11.30 “Open Laws – Transparency in Sources of Law”

Dr Radboud Winkels, University of Amsterdam

11.30 – 12.00 Bayesian modelling of legal Knowledge

Dr Amy Wilson, Joseph Bell Centre for Forensic Statistics

12.00 – 13.30 Lunch

13.30 – 14.15 PhD Round Table

Postgraduate students from SCRIPT present their research

14.15 – 16.15 Practical Session: Modelling Legal Cases: Asylum Law

Moderated by Tom v. Engers, University of Amsterdam

Day 4, July 12

10.00 – 12.00 Practical Session: Data Mining for Lawyers

Presentation by Nalytics

12.30 – 13.15 Roundtable: The future of the Legal Profession in an Age of Legal Tech

13.15 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 16.00 Hackathon: Team Presentations

16.30 Announcement of Winning Team(s)

17.00 Closing Speech

Registration Details:

This event is free and open to all but registration is required.

To register, click here.



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