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Sep 23
2021
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
CCPL - EMPIRICAL AND COMPUTATIONAL RESEARCH IN UK PUBLIC LAW

 

Empirical and Computational Research in UK Public Law

 

Presented by

The Centre for Comparative and Public Law

in partnership with The Society of Legal Scholars

 

23 SEP 2021 (THU) 21:00-23:00 (HK TIME) (14:00-16:00 UK TIME) 

 

 

This webinar showcases new empirical and computational approaches to the study of UK public law. The panelists will discuss the use of AI to predict court decisions, the use of psychometrics to study dissenting judicial opinions, machine learning methods for modelling semantic change in constitutional discourse, and statistical analysis for estimating ideological tendencies in judicial decisions.

 

Speakers:

Mikołaj Barczentewicz (University of Surrey), ‘Answering Legal Questions with AI: State of the Art and Future Research in UK Law’.

Rachel Cahill-O’Callaghan (Cardiff University), ‘Disappearing Dissents: Concerns about Consensus’.

Alex Schwartz (The University of Hong Kong), ‘The Changing Concepts of the Constitution’.

Lewis Graham (Public Law Project/University of Cambridge), ‘Does the UK Supreme Court care about underdogs?’.

 

Chairs:

Brian Christopher Jones (University of Sheffield)

Eloise Ellis (University of East Anglia)

 

This webinar is organized by the Centre for Comparative and Public Law, HKU and will be held via Zoom Meeting. Prior registration is required. For inquiries, please email Winnie Law at winniewm@hku.hk.

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