Legal Logic, Computational Law & AI (LLCA)
'Legal Logic, Computational Law & AI' (LLCA) is an interdisciplinary research project hosted by the 'Centre for Law in the Digital Transformation' (ZerDiT) at the University of Hamburg in cooperation with the 'Interdepartmental Centre for Research in the History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Law and in Computer Science and Law' (CIRSFID) at the University of Bologna. Its origins can be traced back to an earlier project that has been supported with a planning grant from the Volkswagen-Stiftung. The project's aim is to develop formal models for legal reasoning that enable AI systems to reason with rules in an intelligent way and avoid the dangers of blind rule following and misguided rule revision.
In pursuance of this aim an interdisciplinary group of researchers from all over the world working in the fields of law, logic, computer science and artificial intelligence engages in basic research, the results of which it publishes in the pertinent literature. To establish a genuine exchange between the disciplines involved, the LLCA hosts events for both renowned and aspiring scholars. Moreover, the LLCA offers introductory and advanced courses on legal logic for students and participates in the organization of the Summer School on Law and Logic and the AI and Law Summer School at the European University Institute to promote the teaching of logical thought in legal education.