The MIT Computational Law Report is an agile, new media online publication that explores the ways that law and legal processes can be reimagined and engineered as computational systems. The Report features:
Written content (such as peer-reviewed articles, essays, and posts);
Rich media content (such as videos, podcasts, visualizations, etc); and
Reproducible software and data projects (such as computational law apps, automated processes, data science projects, games, etc)
The Report is published and edited by law.mit.edu-affiliated academics, researchers, and practitioners. The Report fills a critical need for reputable, responsive, and neutral analysis of emerging computational law applications and thought leadership.
Reimagine law as something dynamic, interoperable, and adaptive
Cultivate an open discussion at the intersection of law and computation
Create space for experimenting with new legal technologies
Executive Producer - Dazza Greenwood
Daniel “Dazza” Greenwood is a researcher at MIT Media Lab and Lecturer at Connection Science, in the MIT School of Engineering, where he is advancing the field of computational law and building out Law.MIT.edu research portfolio. Dazza is also founder of CIVICS.com, a boutique provider of professional consultancy services for legal technologies, automated transactions, data management and technology strategy. Dazza consults to fortune 100 companies, architecting and building integrated business, legal and technology cross-boundary networks at industry scale. As an attorney, Dazza served as both in-house and special counsel for technology law, representing corporations and governments. Dazza has testified before the US House, US Senate and other legislatures on electronic transactions law and consults extensively to the public sector, including to NASA, GSA, DHS, the UK Cabinet Office and many other public and private sector organizations and global NGOs.
Editor in Chief - Bryan Wilson
Bryan is a Fellow at MIT Connection Science. Legaltech News listed him as 1 of the 18 Millennials Changing the Face of Legal Tech for work he completed as a fellow with the inaugural class of fellows with ABA Center for Innovation. Before this, he worked in an interdisciplinary operations role at RiskGenius, an InsurTech startup, for over two years. He's been invited to speak at conferences and host workshops in North America and Europe. Bryan holds a B.A. from Oklahoma State University (2012) and a J.D. from University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law (2016).More information about his work is available at: bryangw.me
Advisor & Faculty Sponsor - Sandy Pentland
Alex “Sandy” Pentland is founding faculty director of the MIT Connection Science Research Initiative, which uses network science to access and change real-world human behavior, and is the Toshiba Professor of Media, Arts, and Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He also holds a triple appointment at MIT in Media Arts and Sciences, Engineering Systems Division and with the Sloan School of Business. Sandy has helped create and direct MIT’s Media Lab, the Media Lab Asia, and the Center for Future Health. He chairs the World Economic Forum's Data Driven Development Council, is Academic Director of the Data-Pop Alliance, and is a member of the Advisory Boards for Google, Nissan, Telefonica, the United Nations Secretary General, Monument Capital, and the Minerva Schools. In 2012 Forbes named Sandy one of the “seven most powerful data scientists in the world”, along with Google founders and the CTO of the United States, and in 2013 he won the McKinsey Award from Harvard Business Review. He is among the most-cited computational scientists in the world, and a pioneer in computational social science, organizational engineering, wearable computing (Google Glass), image understanding, and modern biometrics. His research has been featured in Nature, Science, and Harvard Business Review, as well as being the focus of TV features on BBC World, Discover and Science channels. His most recent book is Social Physics, published by Penguin Press. Over the years Sandy has advised more than 50 PhD students. Almost half are now tenured faculty at leading institutions, with another one-quarter leading industry research groups and a final quarter are founders of their own companies. Sandy's research group and entrepreneurship program have spun off more than 30 companies to date, three of which are publicly listed and several that serve millions of poor in Africa and South Asia. Recent spin-offs have been featured in publications such as The Economist and The New York Times, as well as winning a variety of prizes from international development organizations. Sandy holds a B.G.S. from University of Michigan and a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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Relativity > Discovery Counsel and Legal Education Director
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Program on Law and Innovation at Vanderbilt University Law School > Director of Innovation Design
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Ovid Research > Director of Clinical Relations
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Brooklyn Law and Innovation Policy Clinic > Founder and Director Brooklyn Law School > Professor
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IN+ Center for Innovation, Technology and Policy Research > Research Fellow Instituto Superio Técnico > Science and Technology Management
American Bar Association > Project Specialist Manager
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