Digital Legal Lab Newsletter November

Second episode of the "Research Conversations" Podcast | Winter School | Hadassa Noorda awarded NIAS Fellowship | New publication on Pervasive Computational Law | New Research Project in University of Amsterdam | New Publication by Hadassa Noorda

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What's new at the Digital Legal Lab

If you haven’t yet listened to the second episode of the “Research Conversations” Podcast, join host Aimen Taimur, a PhD Researcher and Teaching Assistant at TILT, in an interesting conversation with Lisa Van Dongen. Lisa, a PhD candidate and lecturer at Tilburg University, explores the role of patent enforcement in contributing to policy objectives of specific industries, such as ICT and healthcare. Her research interests also lie in judicial remedies in European intellectual property rights enforcement and the workings of the new unified patent court system. This very captivating episode will interest everyone who wants to know more about the functioning of the Unified Patent Court, Patent Law, what Europe has to learn from the English legal system and the intersection of Health Care, Technology, and Intellectual Property Law.

📚 Don't Miss the Winter School on Experimental and Engaged Legal Research!

Get ready for the upcoming Winter School on Experimental and Engaged Approaches to Legal Research, set to take place from November 22nd to 24th at Tilburg University.

This intensive program is tailored for legal researchers and will explore:

🌟 Innovative research methods to engage different audiences, including art-based techniques. 📣 Powerful ways to communicate and disseminate research findings through engaged methods. 🌐 Building collaborative bridges with civil society, artists, and practitioners. 🤔 Reflecting on your role as a legal researcher, storyteller, and mediator.

📢 Eligibility: Lecturers, PhD candidates, and Postdocs

🗓️ Hurry, the registration deadline is November 10, 2023. Secure your spot now by clicking here - registration is free and limited to the first 20 participants. Please note that remote or partial attendance is not available; all lectures will be conducted in person at the school.

For a detailed program, including speakers, topics, and timetables, lick the button below.

📢 Exciting News from Digital Legal Lab Member!

🌟 Hadassa Noorda Awarded a NIAS Fellowship 🌟

Digital Legal Lab is proud to congratulate our esteemed member, Hadassa Noorda, for her exceptional achievement. She has been selected as a part of the NIAS fellow cohort 2023-2024 and has been awarded the prestigious NIAS-Instituut GAK Fellowship.

📚 Hadassa's Notable Publication:

We are thrilled to spotlight one of Hadassa's recent publications, which is also one of her selected works for the NIAS Fellowship. In her publication titled 'Exprisonment: Deprivation of Liberty on the Street and at Home,' she introduces the concept of #Exprisonment. This concept explores incapacitation measures short of imprisonment, shedding light on an important aspect of criminal law.

👩‍🏫 About Hadassa Noorda:

Hadassa Noorda is an accomplished assistant professor of criminal law at the University of Amsterdam, specializing in the philosophy of criminal law. Her extensive background includes research at renowned institutions like NYU's Center for Law and Philosophy, Columbia Law School, and Rutgers Institute for Law and Philosophy.

📣 Exciting New Publication by Digital Legal Lab Members!

We are thrilled to announce the recent publication by two of our esteemed members, Aurelia Tamò-Larrieux and Gijs van Dijck, delving into the intriguing realm of pervasive computational law.

📖 Publication Overview:

In this enlightening publication, the authors explore the fascinating domain of computational law, a frontier that seeks to revolutionize legal processes by enhancing efficiency and accessibility through automation. The paper outlines the evolutionary journey of computational law in three distinct waves:

1️⃣ The first wave, which focused on modeling legal knowledge and logic. 2️⃣ The second wave, dedicated to creating legal ontologies for streamlined information organization. 3️⃣ The third wave, harnessing the power of machine learning to process legal texts.

🚀 Key Challenges Addressed:

The publication highlights five critical challenges within the field of computational law, including ambiguity, structural disparities in legal documents, the need for faithful representation, legal indeterminacy, and addressing classical logic inadequacies in legal reasoning.

🤝 Emphasizing Interdisciplinary Collaboration:

Aurelia and Gijs underscore the paramount importance of interdisciplinary collaboration between legal and computer science experts to effectively address these challenges. While automation can enhance certain aspects of the law, the paper emphasizes that complexities, particularly those involving open-texture in legal language, present ongoing challenges for full automation. Thus, a comprehensive understanding of limitations and the exchange of insights across various fields are essential, given the expanding influence of computational law in both industry and policymaking.

📢 Exciting Research Project Update!

🔍 "Information Law and the Digital Transformation of the University" 🎓

We're thrilled to share the latest insights from the University of Amsterdam's recent research project, "Information Law and the Digital Transformation of the University," which delves into the pressing challenges faced by the European university sector.

📚 Key Reports: This comprehensive project has resulted in two major reports, offering invaluable insights:

🌐 "Digital Sovereignty": Understanding the university's autonomy in the digital era.

📊 "Access to Data for Research": Empowering researchers in the digital age.

🤝 Digital Legal Lab Contributions:

We are immensely proud of our very own Digital Legal Lab members, Mireille van Eechoud, Joris van Hoboken, and Jef Ausloos, who played pivotal roles in bringing this project to fruition.

📢 Exciting Publication Alert!

📚 Hadassa Noorda Explores "Imprisonment" in New Paper 📝

We are thrilled to share that Digital Legal Lab member, Hadassa Noorda, has recently published a thought-provoking paper on the subject of 'Imprisonment' in Criminal Law and Philosophy.

🤔 Rethinking Legal Protections:

Hadassa's paper challenges the status quo, shedding light on a topic often overlooked in the realm of criminal law theory—why imprisonment demands special legal safeguards. Her unique perspective proposes a fresh approach: measuring the need for legal protections based on the severity of a measure's impact on an individual's everyday life.

🔓 Decoupling Imprisonment from Confinement:

In this paradigm-shifting viewpoint, the concept of imprisonment transcends physical confinement, allowing us to identify atypical forms of imprisonment, such as open prisons and house arrest. This redefinition could have profound implications for the legal rights of individuals subjected to such measures.