Conference Papers: “Artificial Intelligence: Thinking About Law, Law Practice, and Legal Education”

It’s been well over a year now but presentations from the 2019 Artificial Intelligence Conference held at the Duquesne University School of Law are now available.

Artificial Intelligence: Thinking About Law, Law Practice, and Legal Education” was a two-day conference which covered topics “ranging from autonomous vehicles to robotic surgery, and from smart phones to smart speakers.” Presenters included legal educators, practitioners, policy makers, and computer scientists. The speakers addressed the many ways that the development of artificial intelligence is affecting the legal profession, legal education, law and society.

Jan M. Levine, Professor of Law and Director, Legal Research & Writing Program at Duquesne University School of Law, provides more information in his foreword to the Duquesne University Law Review issue featuring papers from the symposium.

Here’s what you’ll find on the conference website:

  • Algorithmic Justice: A New Proposal Toward the Identification and Reduction of Discriminatory Bias in Artificial Intelligence Systems / Emile Loza de Siles, Esq., Founder, Technology and Cybersecurity Law Group, PLLC
  • Autonomous Vehicles Ethics and Law: An Artificial Intelligence Trolley Problem / Tabrez Y. Ebrahim, Associate Professor of Law, California Western School of Law
  • Connecting Case Texts and Computational Models of Legal Reasoning / Kevin Ashley, Professor of Law, University of Pittsburgh School
  • Criminal Law Facing Challenges of Autonomous Technology: Who is Liable for a Traffic Accident Caused by Autonomous Vehicle? / Igor Vuletic, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Criminal Law, FAculty of Law Osijek, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek
  • Customized Artificial Intelligence Techniques for the Patent Field / Dean Alderucci, Director of Research, Center for AI and Patent Analysis, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Educating Federal Judges on AI / Timothy Lau, Esq., Research Associate, Federal Judicial Center
  • Legal Analytics and Artificial Intelligence for Research & Law Practice: Tools, Features & Functionality / Kristen Baginski, JD, Practice Area Consultant, LexisNexis
  • Practical Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Corporate Legal Departments / Oliver Round, Counsel & Vice President, Legal Data Management & Advisory, BNY Mellon, Seema Phekoo, Esq., Counsel & Vice President in Legal Data Management & Advisory, BNY Mellon, Kyle Johnson, BNY Mellon, Scott Curtis, Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP
  • Smart Contract Risk Identification with AI / Ganes Kesari, Co-founder and Head of Analytics, Gramener, Inc.
  • Specificity and Sensitivity in Discovery: What Artificial Intelligence Can Offer / Patrick Juola, Professor of Computer Science, Duquesne University Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
  • “Alexa, Write a Memo”: The Promise and Challenges of AI and Legal Writing / Teresa Godwin Phelps, Professor of Law and Director of the Legal Rhetoric Program American University Washington College of Law, Richard B. Phelps, Broadcast Media
  • Artificial Intelligence as a Path to Closing the Justice Gap / Kate Norton, Assistant Professor, Director of Clinical & International Programs, Duquesne University School of Law
  • Considerations Surrounding the Data Science World We Are In / James B. Schreiber, Ph.D., Professor of Epidemiology/Statistics, Duquesne University School of Nursing, Ashley London, Associate Director of Bar Studies & Assistant Professor of Legal Skills, Duquesne University School of Law
  • From AI to IoT: Using Legal Innovations to Teach Legal Technology Competency Across the Curriculum / Emily Janoski-Haehlen, Associate Professor, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs & Institutional Excellence, Director, Law Library, University of Akron, Sarah Starnes, Assistant Law Librarian, University of Akron School of Law
  • How Artificial Intelligence is Transforming the Legal Sector / Kristi Gedid, Senior Director, Global Legal Operations, Mylan, Adjunct Faculty, Paralegal Institute, Duquesne University School of Law, Virginia L. Zaccari, Program Director, Paralegal Institute, Duquesne University School of Law, Kevin Miller, Chief Executive Officer, LegalSifter
  • OK Google, Will Artificial Intelligence Replace Human Lawyering? / Julie Oseid, Professor of Law, Univeristy of St. THomas School of Law, Melissa Love Koenig, Associate Professor of Legal Writing, Marquette University Law School, Amy Vorenberg, Clinical Professor, Director of Legal Writing, University of New Hampshire School of Law
  • Legal Research and The Duty of Technology Competence: Regulating Algorithms in Law / Jamie J. Baker, Professor, Interim Director, Texas Tech University School of Law Library
  • Practice-Ready Millennials: Technology Training for Efficient and Effective Communication / Dionne E. Anthon, Visiting Professor, Widener University Commonwealth Law School, Anna P. Hemingway, Associate Professor of Law and Director of Legal Methods, Widener University Commonwealth Law School, Amanda Sholtis, Professor of Legal Methods and Director of Academic Success, Widener University Commonwealth Law School
  • Teaching Legal Research and Writing in an Era of Artificial Intelligence / Drew Simshaw, Visiting Associate Professor of Law, Legal Practice, Georgetown University Law Center


  1. Simona Cardenas

    Some great material here! It’s too bad these are all presentation decks rather than papers though; in some cases it’s hard to follow what would have been said with each slide.