STHLM – Legal Tech Talks – by Stockholm Legal Hackers

Legal Tech comes with challenges and opportunities. Efficiency, automation, the new roles for lawyers to play. Who will be affected? What will our field look like in a few years? Do we really need to learn how to code before we are out of a job?

Join us to hear how Christina Blomkvist, founder of GreenCounsel, wrapped her head around it all.

In particular, we will discuss:
– Automation and the effect it has on Lawyers
– Efficiency in relation to legal innovation
– Legal Startups
– Regulatory Challenges

Tentative agenda:

17:30 Doors open
18:00 Christina Blomkvist on her LegalTech work and the journey
and mission of GreenCounsel
18:30 Further discussion on the topics, networking
20:30 Doors close

Synch will provide some light snacks and drinks for the evening.

We will see you the 15th at Synch!

Stockholm Legal Hackers

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CPH – Expert Speakers Series on Law and Artificial Intelligence – talk by Roger Brownsword – by University of Copenhagen

In the opening talk of the Expert Speakers Series on Law and Artificial Intelligence, we are delighted to have Professor Roger Brownsword present his latest book: Law, Technology and Society.

This book considers the implications of the regulatory burden being borne increasingly by technological management rather than by rules of law. If crime is controlled, if human health and safety are secured, if the environment is protected, not by rules but by measures of technological management—designed into products, processes, places and so on—what should we make of this transformation?

In an era of smart regulatory technologies, how should we understand the ‘regulatory environment’, and the ‘complexion’ of its regulatory signals? How does technological management sit with the Rule of Law and with the traditional ideals of legality, legal coherence, and respect for liberty, human rights and human dignity? What is the future for the rules of criminal law, torts and contract law—are they likely to be rendered redundant? How are human informational interests to be specified and protected? Can traditional rules of law survive not only the emergent use of technological management but also a risk management mentality that pervades the collective engagement with new technologies? Even if technological management is effective, is it acceptable? Are we ready for rule by technology?

Undertaking a radical examination of the disruptive effects of technology on the law and the legal mind-set, Roger Brownsword calls for a triple act of re-imagination: first, re-imagining legal rules as one element of a larger regulatory environment of which technological management is also a part; secondly, re-imagining the Rule of Law as a constraint on the arbitrary exercise of power (whether exercised through rules or through technological measures); and, thirdly, re-imagining the future of traditional rules of criminal law, tort law, and contract law.

Read more about the book

Time:  8 May 2019, 13:00-15:00

Venue: Conference/Flex room, ground floor, room 8A-0-57, Njalsgade 76, 2300 Copenhagen S


For participation in the event please use this registration form no later than 6 May 2019 12:00.

CPH – Scientific, Regulatory & Legal Dimensions of Recent Advances in Gene Editing – by Copenhagen University

Join us at an exciting CeBIL/CORS seminar on 4 March 2019 featuring gene-editing pioneer Feng Zhang from the Broad Institute, as well as legal and regulatory experts.

Gene editing technologies, such as CRISPR-Cas 9 and Cas 13, enable scientists to add, remove, or alter genetic material at particular locations in the genome. In addition to their enormous potential for many useful applications in the plant sciences, gene-editing technologies are also of great interest in the prevention and treatment of human maladies. It holds e.g. great promise for the development of therapies against various diseases, such as single-gene disorders including sickle cell disease, hemophilia, and cystic fibrosis. Gene editing is also being explored for the treatment and prevention of more complex diseases, such as mental illness, HIV infections, cancer and cardio-vascular disorders.

Yet, recent developments have also demonstrated that severe concerns arise when genome editing is used to alter human genomes. Germline cell and embryo genome editing bring up a number of ethical and regulatory challenges, including whether it would be permissible to use this technology to enhance normal human traits.

This interdisciplinary seminar will debate the most recent advances in gene editing and the resulting legal and regulatory challenges. It features leading experts in the field, including Professor Feng Zhang from the Broad Institute, who is one of the world’s leading gene editing pioneers.