SUMMER SCHOOL: Human brain -AI-Law (TIL 2021 - Technological Innovation and Law 2021)

Call for Applications (30 positions; five fee exemptions will be granted to best students; two of them are reserved to best ELSA students)

Entirely online from September 13th to 16th 2021, from 3 pm to 7 pm 

Deadline for registration:  July 12th 2021 (A special “early bird” fee is offered to all participants who register before June 13th, 2021)

The School is organized by the Department of Law of the University of Pavia, and the Interdepartmental Research Center European Center for Law Science and New Technologies (ECLT) in cooperation with

Collegio Ghislieri, Pavia

University School for Advanced Studies, IUSS Pavia

European Law Students Association (ELSA) 

Directors: prof. Amedeo Santosuosso (ECLT, UNIPV), prof. Carlo Granelli (Department of Law, UNIPV), prof. Gabriella Bottini (Department of Brain and Behavioral Sciences (DBBS).

  • Inspiration and Objective

New technologies are changing the practice of law and the meaning of being a lawyer today. Artificial intelligence and machine learning systems, big data analytics, document builder systems, online legal assistance, blockchain, smart contracts - that is, legal technological innovation - have opened up new legal scenarios and are posing profound theoretical challenges.

The intensive course Human Brain-AI-Law (TIL 2021) offers a unique insight into the connections between the activity of the human brain, the models by which AI tools are designed, and how they impact on humans. Will we be replaced or complemented by these technologies? What paths is the current AI regulatory effort taking? How are legal studies reconsidering the way law is conceived and conceptualized?

TIL 2021 aims to provide master's students, doctoral students, young researchers, and early-career professionals with first-hand knowledge of advanced technological tools, as well as an essential overview of the legal implications arising from these technological innovations.

An international faculty and legal professionals teach the program.

  • Why should I apply for the intensive course?

TIL 2021 offers the opportunity to gain insights on how the legal environment is changing, as well as to explore new possibilities of technological applications to legal professions and in the academia.

  • Can I apply?

TIL 2021 is open to master degree students, PhD students, young researchers and early career professionals.

  • How to apply

The application form can be downloaded from the following website: http://giurisprudenza.unipv.it/eform/app/forms/registrazione-summer-school

  • Deadline for registration:  July 12th 2021.

The selection will be based on the CV and an interview. The interview will be held via Zoom.

  • Dates and place

The intensive course Human brain-AI-Law (TIL 2021) is jointly hosted by the University of Pavia, Department of Law, and the University School for Advanced Studies IUSS Pavia, in cooperation with the Interdepartmental Research Center European Center for Law Science and New Technologies (ECLT) and the Collegio Ghislieri. It will be entirely online from September 13th to 16th 2021, from 3 pm to 7 pm (CET).

80% attendance is mandatory..

  • Costs and scholarships

The registration fee is € 300,00 and covers the tuition and the course materials. A special “early bird” fee of € 200 is offered to all participants who register before June 13th, 2021.

Five fee exemptions will be granted to best students; two of them are reserved to best ELSA students.

  • Selection procedure and criteria

An appointed committee will select the candidates on the basis of: a) curriculum vitae; b) fluency in English; c) academic and/or professional experience d) short motivation letter (max. 10 lines). Interviews will be held via Zoom by July 20th 2021.

The list of selected participants will be published on the course by the end of July 2021.

  • Evaluation and Certificate of attendance

Participants who successfully attend the course will be awarded with a ‘Certificate of attendance’.

Upon request submitted by the student, each Faculty may provide a grade based on ECTS standards and criteria for participation in the course.

Further Information:

Maria Laura Fiorina (PhD): marialaura.fiorina@unipv.it