Call for Papers: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: Thinking About Law, Law Practice, and Legal Education



Event Date: 

04/26/19 to 04/27/19

Location name: 

Pittsburgh, PA


Duquesne Law Review


Thinking About Law, Law Practice, and Legal Education

A conference for lawyers, technologists, policy makers, and legal educators

April 26 & 27, 2019

Hosted by Duquesne University School of Law

Developments in artificial intelligence are changing virtually all aspects our world, ranging from autonomous vehicles to robotic surgery, and from smart phones to smart speakers.  Lawyers, legal educators, and policy makers are already experiencing the effects of computers that aid and, in some cases, replace the often-tedious work done by lawyers and other members of society. This two-day conference seeks presentations from educators, practitioners, policy makers, and computer scientists that will demonstrate how the development of artificial intelligence is affecting society, the law, the legal profession, and legal education. The Duquesne Law Review plans to dedicate space in its Winter 2019 symposium issue to publishing papers from this conference. DEADLINE TO SUBMIT:  December 3, 2018.

Possible topics about technology include:

  • The use (and limits) of artificial intelligence in replicating legal reasoning.
  • The use of artificial intelligence to better inform legal rules.
  • Regulating modern machines, such as autonomous vehicles.
  • Privacy aspects of the uses and misuses of artificial intelligence.

Possible topics about law practice include:

  • Artificial Intelligence and e-Discovery.
  • The role of artificial intelligence in lawyers’ choices of courts and predicting the speed and results of judicial decision-making.
  • The growing role of AI in legal research and the effects on professional responsibility.

Possible topics about legal education include:

  • Integrating computer science training into the legal curriculum.
  • Producing tech-savvy law graduates.
  • Changes in legal research instruction triggered by artificial intelligence.
  • Using technology to assist disabled students with analysis and writing.

We welcome proposals for 30-minute and 50-minute presentations from educators, practitioners, policy makers, and computer scientists  interested in speaking about these issues.on these topics, by individuals or panels. Proposals for presentations should be sent as an e-mail file attachment in MS Word to Professor Wes Oliver at and Professor Jan Levine at by December 3, 2018