CFP: Computational Legal Studies, Hong Kong SAR, China

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The Department of Law and the Law and Technology Centre at the University of Hong Kong invite submissions for a workshop on the subject of computational legal studies, to be held June 28–29, 2018 at the University of Hong Kong.

In recent decades, technology has had a profound influence on the practice of law, and the legal education landscape. Meanwhile, it has also begun to transform the way that scholars perform empirical legal research. Improved access to data, increased computational power, and the development of new analytic techniques have led to the emergence of a body of work that some refer to as “Computational Legal Studies.”

We seek papers or presentations broadly related to Computational Legal Studies. Our definition of Computational Legal Studies is expansive, including:
• Research that applies computational data processing or analytic methods to questions of interest to legal scholars
• Work that explores computational legal studies as a sub-discipline
• Methodological work that develops or assess computational methods of interest to legal scholars

Submissions—in the form of drafts of papers, or abstracts of about 500 words—should be received not later than February 28, 2018. For more information, please see the call for papers.

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Reference & Faculty Services Librarian, Temple University School of Law