Law, Cognitive Technologies & Artificial Intelligence
New Study Programme for 21st Century Legal Experts

1Introduction to AI and Regulation

- Friday, 8 December 2017
- 9 am to 12 noon

Course content

This course seeks to map out the potential regulatory needs created by cognitive technology and AI. More specifically, the goals of the course are to:

  • Provide an overview of the state of play in relation to the introduction of AI in society;
  • Set out the main regulatory options discussed in the scholarship in relation to AI (disciplinary, functional and instrumental);
  • Envision the issue in terms of the consequences of the introduction of AI technology in society, and proceed on this basis to explore alternative consequentialist regulatory responses;
  • Understand the implications of those distinct regulatory approaches in dedicated fields of the law, i.e. liability law and the law of war. Students who take this course will gain a good understanding of a) potential regulatory issues relating to AI, and b) theories of regulation.


Hughes Bersini, Professor, Université libre de Bruxelles
Nicolas Petit, Professor, University of Liege and Research Professor, University of South Australia

2Regulation of Data

- Friday, 26 January 2018
- 9 am to 12 noon

3Algorithmic Decision-Making and Compliance

- Friday, 23 February 2018
- 9 am to 12 noon

4Ethics and AI

- Friday, 23 March 2018
- 9 am to 12 noon

5AI Applications for Lawyers

- Friday, 20 April 2018
- 9 am to 12 noon

6AI Applications for Lawyers

- Friday, 18 May 2018
- 9 am to 12 noon

7Future of the Legal Profession

- Friday, 15 June 2018
- 9 am to 12 noon