Badia Fiesolana

Note regarding the AI and Law Summer School for 2020:

Dear Prospective Students for the AI and Law Summer School,

We hope you are all safe and well. In this time of worldwide challenge, we have decided to postpone our AI and Law Summer School until the Summer of 2021. We do not make this decision lightly. As you surely know, Italy, like the rest of the world, has been facing serious health challenges. Accordingly, the European University Institute, like other universities in Italy, Europe, Asia, and the Americas, has suspended in-person operations for the foreseeable future. We considered carefully whether to offer our Summer School online, but decided that the experience of visiting Florence and having an opportunity to work collaboratively with other students was an essential part of the value of the Summer School experience.

Meanwhile, we hope that you and those close to you stay well.

Very warmly,
Kevin Ashley, Giovanni Sartor on behalf of other professors in the AI and Law Summer School.


The Summer School on AI and Law is held on yearly basis. It is jointly hosted by the European University Institute (Florence, Italy) and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law (U.S.A.). It is also sponsored by Cirsfid-University of Bologna (Italy), the University of Groningen (the Netherlands), The University of Konstanz, the University of Swansea and the European Academy of Legal Theory, the University of Utrecht (the Netherlands). The summer school will take place at European University Institute, Badia Fiesolana.

The professors of the Summer School (Provisional):

Kevin Ashley, Giuseppe Contissa, Arthur Dyevre, Matthias Grabmair, Guido Governatori, Francesca Lagioia, Marco LippiJuliano Maranhao, Monica Palmirani, Henry Prakken, Amedeo SantosuossoGiovanni Sartor, Adam Wyner

Main topics:

  • Introduction to AI & law, knowledge representation and rule-based systems
  • Modelling legal argument, case-based reasoning, evidential reasoning
  • Machine learning and legal analytics

The provisional program of the summer school is available here.

In this blog you will find information on the Summer School of last year (2019).