How AI Will Change the Law Symposium

This week (Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13), the Faculty will be holding a symposium on “How Artificial Intelligence Will Change the Law”, co-hosted by the Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics at the University of Chicago, the University of Chicago Law Review Online, and the Oxford Business Law Blog.

The event has invited scholars from across areas of law to write short essays imagining how the future of data and AI may alter the substance of basic legal doctrines in their selected area. We are all present to witness the ever-growing question of how law should regulate AI. The symposium reverses the inquiry: how will doctrines of private and public law, rules of procedure and evidence, or the practice and interpretation of law evolve when big data and AI infiltrate their domain?

The short essays presented at the meeting will be published in the University of Chicago Law Review Online and subsequently in the Oxford Business Law Blog.

The faculty organizers are Omri Ben-Shahar, Leo and Eileen Herzel Distinguished Service Professor of Law, Kearney Director of the Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics, Anthony J. Casey, Donald M. Ephraim Professor of Law and Economics, Faculty Director, The Center on Law and Finance, and Horst Eidenmüller, Statutory Professor for Commercial Law at the University of Oxford. Li

The list of speakers who will be here includes:

Ian Ayres, Yale University 

Omri Ben-Shahar, University of Chicago

Anthony Casey, University of Chicago

Horst Eidenmüller, University of Oxford

Geneviève Helleringer, University of Oxford 

Edward Iacobucci, University of Toronto

Katja Langenbucher, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt 

Sarah Lawsky, Northwestern University

Anat Lior, Drexel University

Orly Lobel, University of San Diego

Gabriel Rauterberg, University of Michigan 

Felix Steffek, University of Cambridge 

Gerhard Wagner, Humboldt-Universität Berlin

Please join us for any panel that interests you. If you would like to receive any of the essays in advance, please contact Nina Gray. Also, please feel free to drop in for Friday’s lunch at the Faculty Lounge, or sign up to join the symposium dinner at the Quad Club on Friday evening.

Read the full programme