It took 2+ years but I finally made it to Singapore for my official visit as the Jones Day Visiting Professor of Law at Singapore Management University! It has been an amazing first full week here. Thanks to everyone at SMU for hosting me and welcoming me — Yihan Goh, Jerrold Soh, How Khang Lim, Wei Zhang, Alvin See, Maartje de Visser, Man Yip, Meng Weng Wong and many others !
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Here are Slides from our talk —
LegalNLP – Breaking the Legal Language Barrier ? Short Presentation at Stanford CodeX 2022 Future Law Conference
Featured Paper —
Ilias Chalkidis, Abhik Jana, Dirk Hartung, Michael Bommarito, Ion Androutsopoulos, Daniel Martin Katz & Nikolaos Aletras, LexGLUE: A Benchmark Dataset for Legal Language Understanding in English, In Proceedings of the 60th Annual Meeting of the ACL – Association for Computational Linguistics (2022 Forthcoming)
arXiv Version – https://arxiv.org/abs/2110.00976
We would welcome your contributions and feedback regarding adding additional tasks!
Scenes from Yesterday’s #FutureLaw2022 at Stanford CodeX — it was great to get back in person with many folks who I have not seen in years!
AGENDA HERE – https://conferences.law.stanford.edu/futurelaw2022/agenda/
Thanks to the members of the CodeX Insurance Initiative for letting me sit in on this session!
Our LexGLUE paper was Accepted in the ACL Main Conference.
Happy to continue to push forward with further updates to the project in the months and years to come. As an academic and technical field, we need to continue to marry general NLP techniques to the intrinsic Complexity of Legal Language — obviously we still have great distance to cover but we are moving in the right direction !
PrePrint Version v.3 on arXiv – https://arxiv.org/abs/2110.00976
ACL 2022 – https://www.2022.aclweb.org/
It was good to be back in person at this very important Trade Show in our industry !
Last night — I presented a joint presentation with Michael Bommarito at the Computational Legal Studies Conference at Singapore Management University. Our Presentation was entitled “Computational Legal Studies – Our Journey and Our Thoughts Circa 2022”
It has been an exciting journey from creating a blog called Computational Legal Studies to seeing a high quality conference featuring this name.
Congrats to the Jerrold Soh and all of the Organizers at the SMU Yong Pung How School of Law and Centre for Computational Law — it is a great collection of presentations and technical papers ! Access the full agenda here.
I recently sat down for a wide ranging discussion with Steve Poor (Chair Emeritus at Seyfarth).
Seyfarth has been one of the most supportive large law firms for Chicago-Kent College of Law (including helping lead the instruction in our Legal Project Management and Process Improvement Course and also hiring our students in many roles across the firm).
So it was my great pleasure to participate in the “Pioneers and Pathfinders” Podcast !
From world class legal expertise, to a leading data science / legal innovation team – Clifford Chance is one of the true market leaders! It was great to collaborate on bringing our AI / NLP toolkit and data science expertise to this complex problem space.
Many of my current and former Elevate / LexPredict colleagues contributed to the effort including — Eric Detterman, Michael Bommarito, Robert Sancrainte, Charlie Beck, Andy Ninh, Warren E. Agin, Beth Lambdin, Kelly Marsh, Andrew Parsons, Julian Cagadas and many others.
Here is the Link to the Physics of Law Collection in Frontiers in Physics!
For those who might be interested – a very comprehensive review of ‘Social Physics‘ is now released in Physics Reports !