AI and Your Legal Business: Artificial Intelligence and Its Implications for Legal Practice

Date: November 06, 2021

Location: Online

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This course, co-hosted by the UAlberta Faculty of Extension and the Digital Law & Innovation Society, assists legal professionals to understand how Artificial Intelligence (AI) can support them in their work. Participants will have the chance to learn and interact with Law-and-AI experts from across the globe.

Under­stand the fun­da­men­tals of cur­rent tech­nolo­gies in AI that are being applied to law. Dis­cuss questions that arise from AI meth­ods being used in law today. Learn about AI’s effects on legal cas­es and legal busi­ness meth­ods. Through a prac­ti­cal set of cur­rent exam­ples, this course will help legal and pol­i­cy pro­fes­sion­als with non-tech­ni­cal back­grounds engage knowl­edge­ably with AI technol­o­gy at work. Top­ics may include, among oth­ers: Nat­ur­al Lan­guage Pro­cess­ing (NLP) applied in law; how machines can under­stand legal lan­guages; the state of the art of AI and Machine Learn­ing applied in law.

First pre-recorded lecture available: November 6, 2021

Live lectures: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. MST November 13, 20, 27, 2021

This course is a total of 12 hours. A total of two hour pre-recorded lectures will be distributed each week, in addition to two hours of live online class time on Saturdays for three weeks.

This course is taught by legal AI expert Professor Randy Goebel, Assistant Professor Mi-Young Kim, and Postdoc Fellow Juliano Rabelo with special guest lectures from esteemed international law-and-AI experts including Professors Erich Schweighofer (University of Vienna), F.J. (Floris) Bex (Utrecht University), Georg Borges (Germany), and Adam Wyner (UK).

Open for registration until November 6, 2021.