Media Advisory: Series of Artificial Intelligence (AI) Lectures and Discussions Hosted by UCI Law


IRVINE, Calif. (Jan. 8, 2020) — As rapidly developing technologies outpace the law and raise ethical questions and challenges, the University of California, Irvine School of Law (UCI Law) is hosting a colloquium series titled, “Artificial Intelligence & Law,” to discuss legal questions surrounding these issues. In conjunction with the colloquium series, UCI Law is hosting evening discussions called the “Artificial Intelligence Public Lecture Series.”

WHAT: Machine learning and automated decision-making technologies, more commonly referred to as “artificial intelligence” or “AI,” are an increasingly integral part of our social systems. These technologies, however, raise legal questions regarding oversight, individual rights, liability and justice. The series of events led by Chancellor’s Professor of Law at UCI Law Dan Burk brings together leading experts and thinkers engaged with these issues.

At UCI Law, our faculty work in an interdisciplinary fashion to ensure that law, policy and ethics keep up with technological changes and to lead the development of practical legal and policy solutions that our world needs today.

WHO & WHEN: Presentations at the UCI Law Spring 2020 Artificial Intelligence & Law Colloquium Series and the Artificial Intelligence Public Lecture Series reflect a range of innovative and interdisciplinary thinking at the intersections of law, policy, and emerging technologies, presented by leading scholars in their fields. Speakers, and the dates of their discussions, include the following. 

Artificial Intelligence & Law Colloquium Series - all sessions begin at 12 p.m. and will be available online via a livestream.

  • Monday, Jan. 13: Margaret Hu, Associate Professor of Law at Washington & Lee University of School of Law. Hu’s talk is titled, “Algorithmic Jim Crow.”
  • Monday, Feb. 3: Mark Lemley, William H. Neukom Professor of Law at Stanford Law School. Lemley’s talk is titled, “Remedies for Robots.”
  • Monday, Feb. 10: Sonia Katyal, Co-Director at Berkeley Center for Law & Technology; and Distinguished Haas Chair at Berkeley law. Katyal’s talk is titled, “Private Accountability in the Age of Artificial Intelligence.”
  • Monday, Mar. 9: Julie Cohen, Mark Claster Mamolen Professor of Law and Technology at Georgetown Law. Cohen’s talk is titled, “The Biopolitical Public Domain: The Legal Construction of the Surveillance Economy.”
  • Monday, April 6: Margot Kaminski, Associate Professor of Law at Colorado Law. Kaminski’s talk is titled, “Authorship, Disrupted: AI Authors in Copyright and First Amendment Law.”
  • Monday, April 13: Andrew Selbst, Assistant Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law (2020). Selbst’s talk is titled, “Disparate Impact in Big Data Policing.”

Artificial Intelligence Public Lecture Series - all lectures begin at 5:30 p.m.

  • Monday, Jan. 13: Margaret Hu will discuss her forthcoming book, "The Big Data Constitution: Constitutional Reform in the Cybersurveillance State."
  • Monday, Feb. 3: Mark Lemley will present, “You Might be a Robot.”
  • Monday, Mar. 9: Julie Cohen will discuss her book, "Between Truth and Power: The Legal Construction of Informational Capitalism."

WHERE: The noon sessions will be held in UCI Law, Room: LAW 3750. Evening sessions will be located at UCI Law, Education Building, Room: 1111. (map and directions)

MORE: All noon discussions take place from 12:00-1:00 p.m. (Pacific Time) and will be available online via a livestream. Evening discussions will be from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. (Pacific). These events are pending approval of Minimum Continuing Legal Education Credit by the State Bar of California. UCI Law is a State Bar-approved provider.

For more information, including speaker bios and full abstracts, please click here.

REGISTRATION: To RSVP, please visit our UCI Law Calendar website and register through the individual event pages. 

PARKING: Parking in the Social Science Parking Structure is $13. To request reasonable accommodations for a disability, please contact:

MEDIA: Media interested in attending must RSVP with:

Mojgan Sherkat
Media Relations Specialist