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Law and Data Science Summit

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Sponsored by the Illinois Program on Law, Behavior, and Social Science and the Illinois Data Science Initiative (iDSI).
Max L. Rowe Auditorium, Law Building, 504 E. Pennsylvania Avenue, Champaign, Illinois
Oct 5, 2018   8:30 am - 1:30 pm  
Registration required.
Jennifer Robbennolt, Verity Winship, or Jeremy McClane
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Law and Data Science Summit
October 5, 2018

Max L. Rowe Auditorium
University of Illinois College of Law

9 a.m. - 2 p.m. (Breakfast at 8:30 a.m.)
Lunch provided to attendees.

The intersection between data science and the law includes pressing issues for the producers, users, and regulators of data – meaning virtually everyone. This summit examines how data science applies to law, looking at the promise of data science for our increased understanding of legal texts, law, and the important issues with which the law is grappling daily. It also asks how the law applies to data science, examining pervasive issues of privacy, ethics, and ownership. 

Summit Agenda

8:30 a.m., Breakfast Available

9 a.m., Welcome and Introduction
Jennifer Robbennolt (Law)
Robert Brunner (iDSI)

9:15 – 10:45 a.m., Session 1: Law and Data Science Research Blitz (Moderator: Robert Brunner)
Wendy Cho (Political Science)
Roxana Girju (Linguistics)
Alan Kluegel (Law)
Bo Li (Computer Science)
Jeremy McClane (Law)
Ruby Mendenhall (Sociology)

Bob Lawless (Law)
Arden Rowell (Law)
Sandeep Puthanveetil Satheesan (NSCA)
Deepak Somaya (Business)
Verity Winship (Law)

10:45 – 11 a.m., Break

11 – 11:30 a.m., Session 2: Social Media (Moderator: Jeremy McClane)
Tatyana Deryugina (COB)
Jana Diesner (iSchool)
Karrie Karahalios (Computer Science)
Daliah Saper (Saper Law Offices)
Joe Yun (SRTI Lab)

11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., Session 3: Text as Data (Moderator: Jeremy McClane)
Scott Althaus (Cline Center for Advanced Research)
Jeremy McClane (Law)
Chengxiang Zhai (Business)

12 – 12:30 p.m., Lunch

12:30 – 1:30 p.m., Session 4: Law Governing Data (Moderator: Verity Winship)
Masooda Bashir (iSchool)
Stephanie Davidson (Law)
Jana Diesner (iSchool)
Victoria Stodden (iSchool)
Benjamin Ujcich (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Sponsored by the Illinois Program on Law, Behavior, and Social Science, and the Illinois Data Science Initiative (iDSI).


For more information:

Jennifer Robbennolt
Associate Dean for Research
Alice Curtis Campbell Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology
Co-Director, Illinois Program on Law, Behavior and Social Science

Verity Winship
Professor of Law

Jeremy McClane
Associate Professor of Law

Registration is FREE. Summit is open to University of Illinois faculty, staff, students, and the public.

**Metered parking is available on the street and in the lots around the law building.**

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