Advisory Board is created involved experts in different domains:

Kevin Ashley

Expert in AI and Law

Kevin Ashley holds interdisciplinary appointments as a Professor of Law and Intelligent Systems at the University of Pittsburgh, a Senior Scientist at the Learning Research and Development Center, a faculty member of the Graduate Program in Intelligent Systems, and an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science. He received a B.A. in philosophy (magna cum laude) from Princeton University in 1973, J.D. (cum laude) from Harvard Law School in 1976, and PhD in computer science in 1988 from the University of Massachusetts, where he held an IBM Graduate Research Fellowship, and which recently honoured him with its Outstanding Achievement and Advocacy Award in the category of Outstanding Achievement in Education.
His research interests include applying machine learning and natural language processing to mine argument-related information from legal texts, linking computational models of case-based reasoning (CBR), argumentation, and decision-making as a basis for intelligent systems to educate students, assisting practitioners and acquiring knowledge in AI programs.

Recently, he co-founded the Center for Text Analytic Methods in Legal Studies at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He also focuses on identifying and analyzing special legal problems posed by computer technology in such areas as intellectual property, commercial law, product liability, technology licensing, and privacy. In June 2017, Cambridge University Press published his book Artificial Intelligence and Legal Analytics: New Tools for Law Practice in the Digital Age.
For his PhD, he developed Hypo, an AI CBR system that reasoned by analogy to past legal cases, made arguments about legal fact situations and posed hypothetical cases. Professor Edwina Rissland was his dissertation advisor. MIT Press / Bradford Books published his book based on his dissertation entitled Modeling Legal Argument: Reasoning with Cases and Hypotheticals.

In April 1990, the National Science Foundation selected Professor Ashley as a Presidential Young Investigator, and in 2002 he was selected as a Fellow of the American Association of Artificial Intelligence. From June 1988 through July 1989, he was a Visiting Scientist at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center. For four years prior to his computer science graduate work, he was an associate attorney at White & Case, a large Wall Street law firm.
While a philosophy major at Princeton, he was a research assistant for Professor Walter Kaufmann. More recently, he has been a Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney Faculty Scholar, 2011-2012, a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Bologna, from October through November 2011, and a frequent Visiting Professor at the University of Bologna School of Law.
He is a co-Editor-in-Chief of Artificial Intelligence and Law, the journal of record for the field of AI & Law, and his students and he regularly publishes research in the biennial International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law (ICAIL) and the annual conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems (Jurix).

Oreste Pollicino

Expert in Constitutional law of Internet

Giuseppe Lorini

Expert in Philosophy of Law

Giuseppe Lorini has taught Philosophy of Law and General Theory of Law at the University of Cagliari since 2005. He has also taught at the University of Pavia and at the University of Camerino. His main fields of research are the philosophy of normativity, social ontology and the anthropology and ethology of law. He has published the following books: Legal dimensions of the institutional (Padova, CEDAM, 2000); The logical value of norms (Bari, Adriatica, 2003); Object and act. Contribution to the Philosophy of Law (Turin, Giappichelli, 2007); The sense and the norm (Turin, Giappichelli, 2016); Anankastic in deontics (Milan, LED, 2017). He edited, with Lorenzo Passerini Glazel, the volume Filosofie della norma (Turin, Giappichelli, 2012) and, with Michelina Masia, the volume Anthropology of revenge (Naples, Edizioni Scientifiche Italiane, 2015). He has also co-edited several issues of philosophical journals dedicated to normativity and published a hundred essays in national and international journals. In recent years he has been carrying out research on non-linguistic normativity and regulation without rules: in particular, he is investigating drawn norms, animal norms and deontic artefacts.

Margaret Hagan

Expert in HCI and Legal Design

Margaret Hagan is the Executive Director of the Legal Design Lab and a lecturer at Stanford Law School and the Stanford Institute of Design (the She was a fellow at the from 2013-2014, where she launched the Program for Legal Tech & Design, experimenting in how design can make legal services more usable, useful & engaging. 

She teaches a series of project-based classes, with interdisciplinary student groups tackling legal challenges through user-focused research and the design of new legal products and services.
She also leads workshops to train legal professionals in the design process, to produce client-focused innovation.

Margaret graduated from Stanford Law School in June 2013. She served as a student fellow at the Center for Internet & Society and president of the Stanford Law and Technology Association. While a student, she built the game app Law Dojo to make studying for law school classes more interactive & engaging. She also started the blog Open Law Lab to document legal innovation and design work.
Margaret holds an AB from the University of Chicago, an MA from Central European University in Budapest, and a PhD from Queen’s University Belfast in International Politics. She is originally from Pittsburgh.

Wolfgang Alschner

Expert in Legal Analytics

Wolfgang Alschner is an Associate Professor at the Common Law Section with cross-appointment to the Faculty of Engineering, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Ottawa. He is also a permanent faculty member of the Centre for Law, Technology and Society and heads the uOttawa Legal Technology Lab. Wolfgang is an empirical legal scholar specialized in international economic law and the computational analysis of law.
He was in 2021 involved in the course of “Data science for lawyers” by prof. Monica Palmirani for 6 hours and in the PhD LAST-JD for 4 hours. Prior to joining the University of Ottawa, Wolfgang worked for several years as an individual contractor for UNCTAD’s Section on International Investment Agreements and as a research fellow at the Graduate Institute in Geneva and the World Trade Institute in Bern, Switzerland.

He is co-founder of the investment treaty analytics portal and has published in leading peer-reviewed journals such as the Yale Journal of International Law, the European Journal of International Law and the Journal of International Economic Law. His research focuses on using social and computer science methods in order to empirically investigate international law. His areas of interest include international investment law and arbitration, WTO law, regional trade agreements, international dispute settlement, law & economics and empirical analysis of law. Wolfgang holds a PhD in International Law from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, a Master of Law from Stanford Law School, a Master in International Affairs from the Graduate Institute as well as an LLB from the University of London and a BA in International Relations from the University of Dresden, Germany. Among his other roles and affiliations, Wolfgang is the editor (law) of the World Trade Review, a member of the editorial board of the Journal of International Economic Law (JIEL) and a member of the Academic Council of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA). Wolfgang is a member of the California bar.


Katie Atkinson

Expert in Legal Informatics/Computer Scientist

Serena Villata

Expert in Computational Linguistics

Bodó Balázs

Expert in DLTs & Smat Contract

Guido Governatori

Expert in Legal Reasoning