Artificial Intelligence: Educating the Legal Profession

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Date & Time: November 22, 2019, 10am-4:30pm
Location: Greenberg Lounge of Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Square South

Artificial Intelligence is already appearing in our courts and law offices.  Like any tool, automated decision systems require a degree of competence to be used responsibly.  As the legal profession increasingly interacts with and relies on artificial intelligence, it becomes increasingly important that members of the profession understand it.

At this conference, we hope to unveil two different ways to provide an introductory level of education on some of the key issues, one focusing on technical competence and statistical literacy and the other focusing on key ethical issues.  Last, we will host a discussion dedicated to the important issue of ensuring that our judiciary understands the automated decisions systems that are already appearing in both civil and criminal cases.

Lunch will be provided with registration.


10:00am-10:30am: Introductions

10:30am-12:00pm: Panel 1
Primer on AI, by Rights Over Tech

Participants: Marc Canellas (2L, NYU Law; Vice Chair, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers-USA Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems Policy Committee); Cassandra Carley (2L, NYU Law; former Fellow, Duke Center on Law and Technology); Dillon Reisman (2L, NYU Law; former Researcher, Princeton Center for Information Technology Policy); Jason Schultz (Professor, NYU School of Law)

12:00pm-1:00pm: Lunch

1:00pm-2:30pm: Panel 2
Princeton Dialogues on AI and Ethics – A Case Study

Participants: Chloe Bakalar (Professor of Political Science, Temple University; Visiting Research Collaborator, Princeton University Center for Information Technology Policy); Erin Miller (Harry A. Bigelow Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in Law, University of Chicago School of Law)

2:30pm-4:00pm: Panel 3
Educating the Judiciary

Moderator: Arthur Miller (Professor, NYU)

Panelists: Benes Aldana, (President, National Judicial College); Dana K. Chipman, (Director of Education, Federal Judicial Center; former Judge Advocate General, United States Army); Nicolas Economou (Founder and Chief Executive, H5); Katherine Forrest (Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore; former United States District Judge, Southern District of New York)

4:00pm-4:30pm: Concluding Remarks

Up to 4.5 CLE credits, appropriate for both experienced and newly admitted attorneys, will be available.  For CLE materials, click here.