Network Analysis and Machine Learning in Law

2nd Annual Workshop on Law and Social Science Methods

Workshop on two increasingly popular approaches: network science and machine learning. Photo: University of Oslo

Wednesday 10 October

9:45 am Arrivals and registration

10:00 *PUBLIC LECTURE*

  • New Frontiers in Legal Research: Network Analysis and Machine Learning
    Daniel Katz, Chicago Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology

Chair: Kristin Bergtora Sandvik, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo 

Welcome: Malcolm Langford, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo

11:15 Session 1. Courts and judicial behavior

Chair: Malcolm Langford, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo 

  • Looking into the Crystal Ball: Using Machine Learning to Predict Decisions of the European Court of Human Rights
    Masha Medvedeva, Department of Legal Methods, University of Groningen*
  • Ideas Have Consequences: The Impact of Law and Economics on American Justice
    Daniel L. Chen, Toulouse School of Economics, University of Toulouse Capitole*
  • Case-law expansion as measured by word embeddings
    Silje Synnøve Lyder Hermansen, Pluricourts, University of Oslo

12:45 Lunch

13:30 Session 2. Legal Disparities and Diffusion

Chair: Øyvind Stiansen, Pluricourts, University of Oslo

  • Motivated Reasoning in the Field: Polarization in Precedent, Prose, Vote, and Retirement in U.S. Circuit Courts, 1800-2013
    Daniel L. Chen, Toulouse School of Economics, University of Toulouse Capitole*
  • The Unequal Reach of Transnational Legal Institutions: Mapping, Predicting and Explaining Spatial Disparities in EU Law Use
    Arthur Dyevre, Centre for Legal Theory and Empirical Jurisprudence, KU Leuven
  • Citations Analysis with Network Centrality Measures: Perspectives From Singapore
    Jerrold Soh Tsin Howe, School of Law, Singapore Management University

15:00 Coffee

15:15 Session 3. Criminal Justice System

Chair: Mareile Kaufmann, Dept. of Criminology & Sociology of Law, Uni. of Oslo

  • From Evidence to Proof: Social Network Analysis in Italian Criminal Courts of Justice
    Roberto Musotto, Centre for Criminal Justice Studies, CCJS, School of Law, University of Leeds
  • Criminal justice in Norway: Using network analysis
    Synøve Andersen, SSB and University of Oslo
  • Security networks: power, brokerage and information Exchange
    Martin Nøkleberg, Dept. of Criminology and Sociology of Law, University of Oslo
  • Predicting Enemies: Network Analysis and Machine Learning in Law
    Ashley Deeks, School of Law, University of Virginia

17:15 Drinks reception

19:00 Dinner

Thursday 11 October

8:45 Coffee

09:00 Session 4. Corporate and Investment Law

Chair: Tobias Mahler, NRCLL, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo

  • A Network Theory of Patentability: Towards an Empirical Measure of Patent Nonobviousness
    Ryan Whalen, Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong
  • Arbitrators, Lawyers and Law Firms: A Network Analysis of Power and Conflicts
    Daniel Behn, Pluricourts, University of Oslo
    Runar Lie, Pluricourts, University of Oslo
  • Machine learning in large law firms
    Tale Skjølsvik, Dept of Information Technology, Oslo Metropolitan University
    Karl Joachim Breunig, Oslo Business School, Oslo Metropolitan University
  • Who Writes Arbitral Awards? A Computational Analysis of Investment Treaty Arbitration
    Malcolm Langford, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo*
    Daniel Behn, Pluricourts, University of Oslo

10:30 Coffee

10:45 Session 5. Sustainable Development

Chair: Maja van der Velden, Dept. of Informatics, University of Oslo

  • Policy hotspots enabling sustainability in EU business and financial market Law
    Hanna Ahlström, Department of Private Law, University of Oslo
  • Machine Learning for Development: Predictions and Suggestions for achieving SDG8
    Patricia Alaroker, Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, University of Oslo
    Kumar Aman, Department of Informatics, University of Oslo*
    Lelia Marcău, Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, University of Oslo
  • The Fragmented Convergence: A Study of the Evolution of Renewable Energy Certificates in European Countries, India and South Africa
    Daniel Arnesson, Scandinavian Inst. of Maritime Law, University of Oslo

12:30 Lunch

13:00 Closing remarks and discussion

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