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Giovanni Sartor

Professore ordinario

Dipartimento di Scienze Giuridiche

Settore scientifico disciplinare: IUS/20 FILOSOFIA DEL DIRITTO

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Summer School on Law and Logic

Dear Prospective Students for the Law and Logic Summer School,

We are overjoyed to announce that the 2024 Summer School will take place in person at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. The course will take place over six days: from Monday, 1 July to Saturday, 6 July.

This will be the twelfth year of the Summer School, which is jointly hosted by the European University Institute (Florence, Italy) and the Harvard Law School (Cambridge, Mass., U.S.A.). It is also sponsored by CIRSFID-Alma AI, the Law Department, The University of Bologna (Italy), The University of Hamburg, the European Academy of Legal Theory, and the ERC Project CompuLaw [] . This course is designed to give students rigorous training in a wide variety of logical methods that can assist in the analysis of law for all kinds of legal analysts, including students, lawyers, judges and scholars. The overall framework for the course is the Logocratic Method, a systematic method for assessing the strengths and weaknesses of arguments, including, but not limited to, legal arguments.

Some of our students may also be interested in the Summer School on Artificial Intelligence and Law [], which is also planned to take place in Florence from Monday, 8 July to Friday, 12 July, and is sponsored by the European University Institute in Florence, The University of Bologna and the University of Pittsburgh.

The program of the summer school on law and logic and information on registration will soon be available on line. In the meantime, information on the past 2023 Summer School on Law and Logic is available here.

Very warmly,

Scott Brewer and Giovanni Sartor, on behalf of other professors in the Law and Logic Summer School

Main topics:

  • Propositional, predicate and deontic logic in the law
  • Legal argumentation
  • Analogy and case-based reasoning