How can we connect data science and law?

At the Hague University of Applied Sciences, a stakeholder meeting took place on 4 April in the context of peace and justice in a digital world. The meeting was an initiative of Leiden University (LCDS, eLaw) and the Hague University of Applied Sciences, to explore joint curriculum development in the area of legal technology and ‘data law’.

This happens under the name HISDA: The Hague International School for Legal Data Analytics. It focuses first and foremost on multidisciplinary research with a focus on data science. The initiators want to start with computer science, data science, public administration and law & social media.

Led by Michel Rademaker, Deputy Director of The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS) and Jaap van den Herik, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Leiden Centre of Data Science (LCDS), the participants worked together on the central question: what should a lawyer know and be capable of in the near future?

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