Workshop: Computational methods in studying legal phenomena
The workshop will be arranged in person at HSSH, Vuorikatu 3 on 16.11, 13-15
Are you using, or interested in using, empirical (quantitative or qualitative) methods to analyse legal materials or data related to law? If yes, come to meet other likeminded researchers and research groups. To get the conversation going, researchers from the University of Helsinki Legal Tech Lab will briefly present their ongoing work on computational bibliometric analysis of literature on regulating Artificial Intelligence.
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP?
The workshop is organised by HSSH and Legal Tech Lab.
The University of Helsinki Legal Tech Lab is an interdisciplinary and international research hub located at the Faculty of Law. We examine the intersections of law, technology, and society. We believe that these areas of life develop hand-in-hand and co-produce each other. We study law and digitalisation broadly, examining technology as object of research, but also as tools of analysis. We believe that challenges raised by technological development (computational turn, increase of algorithmic governance) require new knowledge and new ways of doing things, especially interdisciplinary research collaboration and (empirical) research methodology.
Riikka Koulu is the Director of the University of Helsinki Legal Tech Lab, and Assistant Professor (Associate Professor 1.2.2023 –) on Social and Legal Implications of AI - a joint position of the Faculty of Law and the Faculty Social Sciences of the University of Helsinki. Koulu's background is in both procedural law and legal theory. Present expertise encompasses technological change of legal processes, critique of human oversight, and automated decision-making in public administration, as well as general interest in methodology for legal empirical work on law, technology, and society.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE?
If you are interested in the workshop, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use “Computational methods in studying legal phenomena” in the subject-line of your email. For additional questions about the content of workshop please send an email to email@example.com, research coordinator and deputy director of the Legal Tech Lab.