Applications invited: LAST-JD: Joint International Doctoral Degree in Law, Science and Technology

Applications are invited for LAST-JD: Joint International Doctoral (Ph.D.) Degree in Law, Science and Technology.

The application deadline is 21 January 2014.

One research theme of the program is Legal Informatics and Artificial Intelligence and Law, which covers the following topics:

  • Semantic Web and Legal ontologies modelling
  • Information Retrieval and Database techniques in the Legal Domain
  • Legal document modelling and representation including Open Data, XML, and standardization
  • Computer Forensics
  • Information Systems for eJustice, eGovernment, and eLegislation
  • Computational models of legal and ethical reasoning including educational applications
  • Intelligent Information extraction and NLP of legal resources
  • e-Discovery and data mining in Legal domain
  • Formal Models of Norms and Legal Reasoning
  • Logic-based models of norms and legal knowledge (e.g. for case law)
  • Legal reasoning, including argumentation and reasoning about evidence
  • Argumentation and Argumentation systems
  • Game theory as applied to the law
  • Normative Multi-Agent Systems and e-Institutions
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Robot and Intelligent System ethics

In addition, some of the “10 top research topics” for the program deal with legal informatics:

  • Deontic logic for reasoning about machine ethics
  • Temporal Defeasible in Legal Reasoning
  • Robotic, ethical issues and IPR aspects
  • eDiscovery and data mining techniques for legal domain
  • Legal ontologies for regulatory compliance

Some fellowships are available.

For more details, please see the program’s Website.

HT Professor Dr. Monica Palmirani, the Director of LAST-JD.

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