The SmartLaw Hub is a teaching, research and action hub on the digital transformation of law.
Law and the legal profession are changing rapidly . Our vision is that a new Scientific, Mathematical, Algorithmic, Risk and Technology driven law (SMART-Law) is emerging behind the back of black letter law, codification and courts. The driving force propelling these changes are advances in social sciences, statistics, big data and machine learning. We believe that for legal professionals to remain central players in an increasingly code-bound and risk-based society, they need to apprehend the challenges posed by SMART law from multiple perspectives by combining managerial, legal and computer science approaches. The Hub seeks to raise awareness about the dramatic technological transformations underway and to identify different ways in which law can both adapt and resist to the emerging techno-managerial environment. It seems more than ever crucial for legal experts in government, law firms and corporations to seize the main tenets of the trend towards digital transformation and to design appropriate strategies and tools to lead and shape this transformation in the field of law.
The SmartLaw hub develops advanced expertise to think and act on the transformation of law when embedded with digital technologies.