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BIICL Short Course: Artificial Intelligence, Law and Ethics

Date: 10 Sessions: Wednesday 20 and 27 September, 4, 11, 18. 25 October 1, 8, 15, 22 November 2023

Time: 10.00 – 12.00 (UK time)

Venue: Online

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Course Outline

This course provides participants with an understanding of the legal, regulatory and ethical issues arising in the context of artificial intelligence; an awareness of the way AI and technology operates in the legal sphere, with particular interest in the changing domain of legal service delivery and an understanding of the way in which AI is Governed and Regulated in a comparative perspective. By the end of this course participants will be able to critically assess legal, regulatory and policy developments related to artificial intelligence.

This course is delivered in partnership with the Centre for AI and Data Governance, Singapore Management University (SMU).

Course topics

  • Introduction to Artificial Intelligence, Law and Ethics
  • Conceptual and critical understandings
  • Operation of AI and technology in the legal sphere and its impact
  • AI Governance and Regulation
  • Analysing emerging ethical issues and challenges in AI deployment in the legal sector
  • Looking into the future – disruptive regulation

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Course Leaders and Tutors

  • Prof. Mark Findlay, Centre for AI and Data Governance, Singapore Management University (SMU) and Honorary Senior Fellow, British Institute of International and Comparative Law
  • Jane Loo, Centre for AI and Data Governance, Singapore Management University (SMU)
  • Willow Wong, Centre for AI and Data Governance, Singapore Management University (SMU)
  • Dr. Irene Pietropaoli, British Institute of International and Comparative Law

Who is the course for?

The course would be beneficial for legal practitioners, students, law academics and representatives of governments, civil society organisations and business with a keen interest in AI.

Course format

The virtual course format will consist of a series of 10 sessions in which live (synchronous) teaching is offered via Zoom. Participants will be able to interact with the tutors and amongst themselves on screen.

Testimonials from past attendees

 “It was very well run and interesting; I feel like I understand this difficult field better. Thank you to all organizers and tutors!”

“Thanks for having me this opportunity. It was great pleasure to learn new things in law, networking and skills building.”

“Very happy with this course, I have learned a lot. Thank you!”

Participants at BIICL short courses are also invited to join exclusive events for trainees following completion of the course.

Pricing and Registration

The course cost is £775 per person (including VAT).

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Course Discounts

Member discount: 15% discount for individual members of BIICL
Details of individual memberships at BIICL 

Group discounts:

  • 15% discount for groups of 3 or more attendees from NGO organisations or staff of government
  • 15% discount for groups of 5 or more attendees from commercial organisations
  • To apply for any of the discounted rates, please Contact Us.

Training scholarships

The British Institute of International and Comparative Law is committed to equality and opportunity in the legal profession and to support greater engagement of under-represented groups in the legal profession.

In our efforts in this regard we are delighted to offer 3 scholarships for each of our short courses to participants from communities and backgrounds currently under-represented in the legal community.

Applications for training scholarships must be received at least three weeks ahead of the course start date (30 August 2023).

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