Perhaps the most interesting part of the first day of ICAIL 2021 proper is a presentation by Dr. Alice Witt, entitled Converting Copyright Legislation into Machine-Executable Code: Interpretation, Coding Validation and Legal Alignment. The presentation is available on YouTube here.

Let me first say that this is the first time…


ICAIL is the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law. It is held bi-annually, and it is currently being “hosted” virtually in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

You can “attend” it virtually by going to the Associação Lawgorithm youtube channel and following along with the live presentations today, tomorrow, and Thursday.

On…


The International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law is a renowned international academic conference on law and artificial intelligence. It is held every two years.

In 2019, I had the pleasure of attending in order to present a demonstration of work that was part of my LLM in Computational Law…


Today at SMU CCLaw we had a seminar from Dr. Joaquín Arias Herrero of the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Spain. Dr. Arias is one of the researchers responsible for s(CASP), which is my new favourite programming language for Rules as Code.

I was delighted to learn about the existence…


Drafting the Rock Paper Scissors Act in s(CASP)

I want to give you an intuition for why Rules as Code in logical tools like s(CASP) makes laws better.

Let’s imagine that you are the legal knowledge engineer assigned to the Rules as Code process for drafting the Rock Paper Scissors Act of 2021. …


The International Law Lab Showcase is an online meetup of innovation and technology labs at law schools around the world. It is an opportunity for the members of these labs to meet one another, and for people interested in how these innovative institutions operate to come ask questions.

If you…


See L4-Docassemble, our first-of-it’s kind legal expert system tool, in action.


SMU CClaw brings logic-based legal encodings, defaults and exceptions, reusable rules and data structures, explanations, rapid prototyping, and deeper legal reasoning to open source legal expert systems.

At SMU’s Centre for Computational Law we are working on an open source domain specific language for law, called L4. …


Dot in Ancient Egypt world at Universal Studios Singapore

My birthday was last week, and everyone chipped in to get me a trip to Universal Studios and the Singapore Flyer.

Dot kept asking why we weren’t at “Warner Brothers Studios”, and I told her I don’t even know if that’s a thing, but they definitely don’t have one in…


I was working on an s(CASP) encoding last week, and learned something that gave me a better intuition for how to encode things well.

I needed to encode what counted as a business, and there were two things. I needed to encode what counted as a business entity, and there…

Jason Morris

Lawyer, Round Table Law; 2018/2019 ABA Innovation Fellow; Sessional Instructor, University of Alberta; Computational Law (Symbolic AI) Researcher, CCLaw @ SMU

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