- Coding for Lawyers
If you are a lawyer interested in learning how to code, this meetup is for you! If you are a developer interested in introducing lawyers to the wonderful world of coding, this meetup is for you! Even if you don't plan to change industry, knowing the basics of coding can be immensely useful, especially your legal work is related to software in one way or the other. You will leave this meetup having written useful code and with a clear understanding of how to learn more. This will be a hands on session so BRING YOUR LAPTOP. No prior knowledge or software is required. We start at 18.10 at which time the doors close. If you arrive later try calling [masked]. https://repl.it/@maacl/proglaw
- Monitoring and take-down of online trademark infringements made simple(r)
Andreas Juchli (Thomsen Trampedach) will share insights into how brand protection and trademark enforcement processes have been automated through the software program Pliano. He will describe the steps required to detect compliance issues and enforce trademark rights online to give the audience a basic understanding of the main processes usually undertaken by a brand protection analyst. He will then zoom into how Pliano is automating several of these processes and discuss the logic thereof. Afterwards, he introduces current and past legal, technical and commercial struggles that are pending and offers a discussion on this with all of you. Thomsen Trampedach is a Copenhagen and Zurich-based professional service provider in the realm of domain name management and online brand protection serving international brands worldwide. -------------------- Additional talks are very welcome and encouraged.
- Computational Contracts
Alexander Ariel will give a short talk based on his recently submitted dissertation on the the formation and enforcement of smart contracts as contracts under English law. Martin Clausen will give a talk on computational contracts. Topics will include a basic introduction to the notion of computational contracts, how they are like and different from smart contracts, and a demo of a prototype domain specific language capable of modelling, executing and analysing computational contracts. Refreshments will be provided courtesy of Gorrissen Federspiel. Doors close at 18:45 - please call [masked] if you arrive later than that. Other talks/topics and most welcome and highly encouraged.
- From Dogma to Data: Exploring How Case Law Evolves
Professor Henrik Palmer will give a introductory talk on the super interesting "From Dogma to Data" project described below. The project uses natural language processing and network analysis to analyse case law. Yannis Panagis will give a more technical talk exploring the machine learning approaches employed as part of the project. The synopsis is as follows: "At iCourts, the Centre of Excellence on International courts, at the Faculty of Law, we are carrying out some non-traditional quantitative research on International Courts. In this talk I will present the result of our efforts to use a family of unsupervised machine learning techniques, in order to try to understand the case-law content and the case-law development. The talk will present two different efforts one with Latent Dirichlet Allocation in combination with exploratory Network Analysis and one that has used a dynamic version of Non-Negative Matrix Factorisation and discuss their findings and probable shortcomings." Suggestions for other talks/presentations related to natural language processing and mechanisation of law are welcome. "From Dogma to Data" The project is led by Professor Henrik Palmer and is funded by the Free Research Council. The project began December 1st 2014 and will run to November 20th 2017. The project investigates how case law evolves, in a new empirical way. Hopefully, this will provide a better understanding of how the courts work. When describing the current legal position of a certain area, it is common to use case law to show which laws apply to this area in particular. However, a complete analysis of the rulings from the courts are rarely or never available. This is in part, due to the massive amount of case law. It is simply impossible for one person to read, analyze and systematize all the rulings. The consequence of this is that the descriptions of legal positions often are based on subjective choices in terms of what case law is included and what is left out. However, by starting with the newest developments in automated processing of textual contents, together with network analysis of legal texts, it has become possible to systematically analyze all rulings given by a specific court. In doing so, it is now possible to get a completely new empirical view of what types of cases a court decides, what is decisive in the cases and how the case law has evolved over time. Based on a case study of three selected international courts, the project will create a database, which will be the base for communicating far more extensive knowledge on the way the courts work, than we are used to. This creates opportunities for lawyers, as well as ordinary citizens, who will now be able to gather information on the courts case law much faster, than they could before. This will strengthen the rule of law in society, as well as contribute to better legal research and legal education.
- Online intermediaries and user comments.
HOW TO FIND US: 1. Take the entrance at Njalsgade 76. Take the revolving door and continue straight. 2. Go to the turquoise area and take the stairs on your left hand to the second floor. 3. After you have arrived at the second floor, go to your left through the glass doors and continue down the hallway – the meeting room 7A-2-04 is located on your right hand. 4. If you choose to take the elevators to the second floor, you have to cross the hallway coming out from the elevators and find the glass door where you continue down the hallway - the meeting room 7A-2-04 is located on your right hand." If you cannot find it, ping Sebastioan on [masked]. --- Time for another meetup. Thanks again to KARNOV group for hosting the last one in their spectacular HQ. Online intermediaries and user comments Jessica (https://www.meetup.com/Copenhagen-Legal-Hackers/members/13559686/) has kindly offered to give a presentation on "Online intermediaries and user comments". The talk will be based on US law, but will be of general interest to anyone working with forums, comments, inetrmediaries etc. More presentations: We are looking for a few more talks for this meetup, ideally with topics complimentary to Jessica's presentation, e.g. a similar talk based on EU / Danish law or perhaps a talk about the technology behind user comments sections, the effects of the federation of comments systems (e.g. Disqus) on anonymity and free speech. Suggestions are very welcome.
- The Future of Contracts
What does the future of contracts look like? How will we negotiate, draft and manage contracts Will contracts be machine readable? Will AIs negotiate on behalf of humans and/or themselves? Or will we go on as always. Two presentations, one on an algebra for financial contracts and one on the future of management of high value commercial contracts have been schedule but other suggestions are very welcome. [EDIT] Location added. Please note that more presentations are still very welcome.
- FinTech Hackathon
Boost FinTech branchen - Legal Hack af rammevilkår, teknologi og forretningsmodeller. FinTech branchen i Danmark er specielt på investeringsområdet ramt af højere indgangsbarrierer end resten af EU. Program: Start 17.00 15 min Introduktion 30 min 3 korte oplæg med eksempler på konkrete FinTech udfordringer 15 min Pause 90 min Opdeling i grupper og hacking af dagens udfordringer. 45 min Præsentation af dagens hacks og diskussion. 30 min Networking Food, snacks and drinks provided courtesy of Bech-Bruun law firm. English speakers welcome. (translation of below forthcoming) Vi tager udgangspunkt i nedenstående problemstillinger og de udfordringer der beskrives af oplægsholderne. Det nuværende regulatoriske miljø for FinTech i DK: - Hvordan kan robo-advisory & equity crowdfunding baserede virksomheder komme i gang med deres forretning hurtigt og med lav kapitalbinding uden at kompromittere hensynet til investorerne? - Hvordan passer robo-advisory ind i God Skik reglerne og kan disse udfordres ved f.eks. at skelne mellem subjektiv og objektiv rådgivning? Hvordan ser fremtiden ud for FinTech i DK: - Hvordan kan man lave en bank-as-a-platform (tænk Appstore for bank produkter/ydelser) i DK? - Hvordan passer decentraliserede autonome organisationer (DAOs) ind i det danske juridiske landskab? Samarbejdspartnere: BrickShare.dk (http://brickshare.dk) - medarrangør Finansforbundet.dk (http://finansforbundet.dk) - lokaler Bech-Bruun (http://bechbruun.com) - forplejning
- Legal Process Optimisation
What we talk about when we talk about legal process optimisation. Possible topics could include: • Dispute Resolution - systems mediated, cheaper, relationship preserving and faster alternatives to the courts and arbitration. • Better contracts - through document assembly, contract management and checklists. • Better interaction with authorities - submit and track progress of all requests to authorities online. • Better compliance - ensure you are always up to date on laws and regulations applying to your activities and automatically monitor for compliance. Please volunteer talks and/or suggest speakers. Both talks outlining challenges and sketching solutions, as well as presentations of actual solutions are welcome.
Talks: • eVoting and use of ICT in election administration by Osama Moftah • Privacy and surveillance by Henrik Chulu If anybody else would like to speak please let me know. eGovernment is the topic and other sub-topics/talks could include: • Access to the law - programatic interfaces to the law and what you can do with them. • e-Residency - will the Estonian experiment work? Other sub-topic suggestions and specific suggestions for talks are very welcome.
WE REALLY NEED MORE SPEAKERS FOR THIS EVENT! PLS VOLUNTEER OR NOMINATE. As we did not agree on a topic at our last meetup, I have taken the liberty of picking one from the "suggestion box" we established at the first meetup, namely eGoverment in the broadest sense. Sub-topics could include. * eVoting - why people who understand tech hate it. * Privacy and surveilance * Access to the law * e-Residency - will the Estonian experiment work? As of 18 May we don't have any speakers, so please volunteer or suggest speakers.