Greenwood: Law Itself is the Killer Blockchain App

Dazza Greenwood has posted Law Itself is the Killer Blockchain App.

Excerpts:

[…] On a panel discussion about blockchains and the law at the Legal Hackers Congress in NYC this weekend, I’ll provide a sneak-peek at a new, systematic approach for using open blockchains to open the law. All the law. […]

[…] when the law can is publicly verifiable and openly computational, it will be possible to make more definite legal statements and ensure more predictable legal outcomes. A killer blockchain app to liberate law as verifiable, standard data may also hold the key to render law understandable and usable by people, groups and organizations.

UPDATE: Project site is now up, at: http://LawChain.org

The project’s GitHub repo is at: https://github.com/LawChain

HT @dazzagreenwood and @thelawchain

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SubTech 2016: International Conference on Substantive Technology in Legal Education and Practice: Storify, links, and resources

SubTech 2016: International Conference on Substantive Technology in Legal Education and Practice was held 7-9 July 2015 at University of Richmond School of Law in Richmond, Virginia, USA.

The conference website is at: http://blog.richmond.edu/subtech/

The conference agenda is at: https://blog.richmond.edu/subtech/?page_id=188

Twitter hashtags for the conference included: #subtech16 and #subtech2016

A storify of images, links, and Twitter tweets from the conference is at:
https://storify.com/richards1000/subtech-2016-international-conference-on-substanti

HT @weblawlib

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New Online Group for Those Who Teach Technology to Law Students

A new online group for those who teach technology to law students, called Teaching Technology to Law Students Special Interest Group, is being hosted by CALI.

HT @johnpmayer

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LTDCA 2016: Workshop on Legal Text, Document, and Corpus Analytics: Proceedings, Report, and storify

Karl Branting and Jack Conrad have posted the proceedings and a report of LTDCA 2016: Legal Text, Document, and Corpus Analytics Workshop, held 17 June 2016 the University of San Diego School of Law.

The event Website and program are at: http://www.sandiego.edu/law/school/events/detail.php?_focus=55039

A storify of Twitter tweets and photos from the workshop is at: https://storify.com/richards1000/ltdca-2016-workshop-on-legal-text-document-and-cor

HT @jackgconrad

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Vlek et al.: A method for explaining Bayesian networks for legal evidence with scenarios

Charlotte S. Vlek, Henry Prakken, Silja Renooij, and Bart Verheij have published A method for explaining Bayesian networks for legal evidence with scenarios, forthcoming in Artificial Intelligence and Law:
doi:10.1007/s10506-016-9183-4

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Boella et al.: Eunomos, a legal document and knowledge management system for the Web

Guido Boella, Luigi Di Caro, Llio Humphreys, Livio Robaldo , Piercarlo Rossi, and Leendert van der Torre have published Eunomos, a legal document and knowledge management system for the Web to provide relevant, reliable and up-to-date information on the law, forthcoming in Artificial Intelligence and Law: doi:10.1007/s10506-016-9184-3

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Updated: Legal informatics conference calendar

The legal informatics conference calendar has been updated as of 4 July 2016.

Valentino Spataro’s enhanced version of the calendar is available at http://www.gloxa.it/rr/

Thanks to all who contributed.

If you know of other legal informatics conferences that are not on the calendar, but should be, please feel free to tell us in the comments to this post.

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