The 4th Machine Lawyering Conference

The Centre for Legal Innovation and Digital Society (CLINDS) at CUHK LAW held the 4th Machine Lawyering Conference on 23-24 May 2024. Esteemed scholars and practitioners from 20 institutions in 12 jurisdictions presented 27 papers, featuring pressing issues surrounding AI transparency and explainability, generative AI, content moderation, autonomous vehicles, data governance, financial technologies and legal technologies. These 27 papers were selected from more than 90 submissions through anonymous peer review by the conference organizing committee, consisting of Professors Kevin Cheng, Stuart Hargreaves, Robin Huang, Jyh-An Lee, Eliza Mik, and Normann Witzleb, who also moderated and/or presented in different sessions in the conference.  Other speakers and moderators from the Faculty included Dean Lutz-Christian Wolff, Professors Sandra Marco Colino, Uta Kohl, Dicky Tsang, Chao Xi, Jingyi Wang, Yueming Yan,  James Zeng, and Mr. Paul Schmidt.

As part of the anonymous peer review process, the conference organizing committee selected three best submissions for the Best Paper Awards and three high-quality papers for Honorable Mentions from the pool of accepted papers.

Best Paper Award:

  • Samuel DAHAN – Associate Professor, Queen’s-Cornell, Conflict Analytics Lab, OpenJustice: Empirical Insights into Open-Source Legal AI
  • Rita MATULIONYTE, Associate Professor, Macquarie Law School, Government Automation, Transparency and Trade Secrets
  • Jacob NOTI-VICTOR, Associate Professor, Cardozo School of Law, Regulating Hidden AI Authorship

Honorable Mention:

  • Weijie HUANG – Assistant Professor, Law School of Shenzhen University, Is GenAI Copying? Rethinking the Right to Copy Under Copyright Law
  • Pawee JENWEERANON – Lecturer, Faculty of Law, Thammasat University, Digitalization in Finance: Regulatory Challenges in Selected ASEAN Countries
  • Antonios E. KOUROUTAKIS – Associate Professor, IE University Law School, Rule of Law in the AI Era: Challenges and Prospects

Click here for more information of the conference.