Legal technology and legal innovation

Starts on 05.09.2022

AI and Data Science

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° ASWUU17 EN
Tags: legal technology , legal innovation , Python , smart contract , legal design thinking , legaltech , chatbot

Introductory course in Python code language, legal and practical insights in legal tech solutions (chatbots, legal search engines, smart contracts). The course also involves an introduction to the concept of legal design thinking.

Description

Introductory course in Python code language, legal and practical insights in legal tech solutions (chatbots, legal search engines, smart contracts). The course also involves an introduction to the concept of legal design thinking.

Target group: Master students in Law and Law professionals. No prior technical knowledge is required.


Program

In this summer course participants will gain a better understanding of the concepts of legal technology and legal innovation as well as the importance of these concepts in the evolution of the legal world.

  • They will understand the basic principles of the programming language Python and will be able to apply these principles in simple coding exercises.
    They will learn to code a decision tree, a mechanism that is daily used by lawyers, sometimes without being aware of it. Participants will understand how a computer makes decisions and how it can make predictions by using so called explaining algorithms. That way participants will also gain insights in how a computer can predict judicial decisions.
  • Participants will also meet several legal start-ups and will understand the opportunities of legal technology and legal innovation in the business and customer services of these start-ups.
  • One of these opportunities are the so called smart contracts. The concept of smart contracts will be analyzed and participants will learn how to put the basic principles of coding a smart contract into practice.
  • Finally, the participants will gain a better understanding of the concept of legal design thinking, in which a multidisciplinary frame is used to present and approach legal problems and legal services in an innovative and customer friendly way. Participants will also apply the basic principles of legal design thinking in short exercises.
  • The summer course ends with a Legal Tech Game. Participants who successfully participate in this test will receive a certificate.

Remarks

3 ECTS credits are awarded upon successful completion of the programme.

Course number:
ASWUU17
Type:
Short- en long-term programmes
Area of interest:
AI and Data Science, Law
Language:
EN
Academic year:
2021 - 2022
Starting date:
05.09.2022
Lecturers:
Contact person:
summerschool.nexus@uantwerpen.be
Location

Stadscampus
University of Antwerp
Prinsstraat 13
2000 Antwerp
Belgium

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