Program on Law and Computation

 

Inaugural Workshop

The Program on Law and Computation will host its Inaugural Workshop in an all-day event on Friday, April 22, 2011, at the University of Houston Law Center.  The workshop will provide opportunities to show ways in which advanced computation can aid in the understanding of law and will demonstrate techniques from the fields of statistics, evolutionary computation, data mining, artificial intelligence, computational linguistics, and networks. Participants in the workshop include Michael Bommarito, Emile de Maat (University of Amsterdan), Prof. Alan Izenman (Temple University), Daniel Martin Katz (University of Michigan), Mark Kotanchek (Evolved Analytics), Dr. Carl Malamud (public.resource.org, via Skype), Prof. Paul Ohm (University of Colorado), Prof. Chris Reed (University of Dundee), Prof. Ted. Sichelman (University of San Diego), Prof. Harry Surden (University of Colorado), Dr. Stephen Wolfram, CEO of Wolfram Research (who will be appearing both using a VGO robot and using Skype). 

Schedule of Events

Friday, April 22, 2011

7:45 - 8:00 Transport Four Seasons to UHLC
8:15 - 8:25 Welcoming Remarks - Chandler (3 BLB)
8:25 - 9:10 Keynote - Katz: An Overview of Computational
Legal Science (3 BLB)
9:10 - 9:50 Lightening Session - Reed: Time for a Good
Argument & deMaat: Generating Formal Models
9:50 - 10:30 Lightening Session - Izenman: TBA & Kotanchek:
Symbolic Regression for Focus, Insight & Trustable
Prediction (3 BLB)
10:30 - 11:10 Lightening Session - Ohm: Ohm's Law & Chandler:
Opening Computations in Law (3 BLB)
11:10 - 11:50 Lightening Sessions - Sichelman: Quantum Legal
Rules & Surden: Computable Contracts (3 BLB)
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch Wolfram: TBA (Heritage Room)
13:15 - 14:00 Brainstorming Session on Data - Malamud and
all present (115 BLB)
14:00 - 14:40 Keynote - Bommarito: Law ? Computation: The past,
present, and future relationship (3 BLB)
14:40 - 15:20 Grazing Sessions - Ohm & Izenman (113 BLB)
Surden & Sichelman & Reed (115 BLB)
15:20 - 16:00 Grazing Sessions - deMaat & Izenman (113 BLB)
Sichelman & Reed (115 BLB)
16:00 - 16:40 Grazing Sessions - deMaat & Ohm (113 BLB)
Kotanchek & Surden (115 BLB)
16:40 - 17:20 Grazing Sessions - Chandler & Katz (113 BLB)
Kotanchek & Bommarito (115 BLB)
18:00 - 19:00 Dinner - Goode Co. Barbecue