Badia Fiesolana

Dear Prospective Students for the AI and Law Summer School,

We hope you have been well in these difficult times.  As you may know, we very reluctantly suspended our AI and Law Summer School for 2020 due to the challenges of the Coronavirus.  We are very happy to report that we will resume the Summer School in 2021.  However, due to the continuing difficulties of the Coronavirus, even with a vaccine recently developed, we will have the Summer School for 2021 online only.

To better accommodate the online format, we have made some changes to the schedule of the summer school. This year, we will have an eight-day course: from Thursday, 8 July to Friday, 16 July 2021. 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 at 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, 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.

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 28 June through Wednesday 7 July 2021, 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 (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
  • Modeling 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).