Badia Fiesolana

Dear Prospective Students for the AI and Law Summer School,

We hope you have been well in these difficult times. Very reluctantly, as we did for the Summer School 2021, we must have the Summer School 2022 online only, due to continuing challenges of the Coronavirus.

This year, we will have a seven-day course, spread over two weeks: from Thursday, 7 July to Friday, 8 July and then from Monday, 11 July to Friday, 15 July. On each day, the activities will happen from 1:30 pm to 6:40 pm in Florence time (CET), so as to facilitate the participation of students based in various time zones.

The Summer School on AI and Law is held on a 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, the European Academy of Legal Theory, the University of Utrecht (the Netherlands), and the ERC project CompuLaw. The summer school will take place at European University Institute, Badia Fiesolana.

Some of our students may also be interested in the Summer School on Law and Logic, which is also planned to take place online from Monday, 27 June to Friday, 1 July and then from Monday, 4 July to Wednesday, 6 July, and is sponsored by the European University Institute in Florence and the Harvard Law School.

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

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

The professors of the Summer School:

Kevin Ashley, Giuseppe Contissa, Arthur Dyevre, Matthias Grabmair, Guido Governatori, Robert Kowalski, 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
  • Modeling legal argument, case-based reasoning, evidential reasoning
  • Machine learning and legal analytics