Hildebrandt presents at the CJEU “Innovation Days” Conference (23 May 2023)

On 23 May 2023 Prof. Mireille Hildebrandt will present at the “Innovation Days” Conference organised by the Court of Justice of the European Union (22-23 May). At 11 AM she will speak about COHUBICOL’s Typology of Legal Tech and the challenge of Legal Protection by Design.

The abstract of the talk entitled “The Challenge of Legal Protection by Design” reads as follows:

Innovation of legal method is key to law and the rule of law. The proliferation of legal texts is forcing lawyers to move from ‘close reading’ to ‘distant reading’; reading legal text mediated by software that ranks what is legally relevant for the case at hand. Simultaneously, the backlog of cases may contribute to courts buying into software that ranks cases based on their expected outcome. Innovation of legal method is key here, as legal professionals should update their legal skills, notably their critical potential where it comes to assessing the concrete impact of ‘legal tech’ on law and the rule of law. In this presentation, the speaker will introduce and demonstrate an online tool that was built to help lawyers and developers map, compare and assess these technologies, based on close collaboration between lawyers and computer scientists.

The conference is in-person in Luxembourg and invitation only. The full program of the conference can be found here. Find the slides of the keynote here.