0. Welcome

Dear Prospective Students for the Law and Logic Summer School,

We hope you have been well in these difficult times. Very reluctantly, as we did for the Summer School 2021, we must have the Summer School 2022 online only, due to continuing challenges of the Coronavirus.

We will again this year have an eight-day course: from Monday, 27 June to Friday, 1 July and then from Monday, 4 July to Wednesday, 6 July 2022. On each day, the activities will happen from 1:30 pm to 6:40 pm in Florence time (CET), so as to facilitate the participation of students based in various time zones.

This will be the tenth 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 online from Thursday, 7 July through Friday, 8 July and then Monday, 11 July to Friday, 15 July 2022, and is sponsored by the European University Institute in Florence and the University of Pittsburgh.

Meanwhile, we hope that you and those close to you stay well.

Very warmly,

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

For further information on the Law and Logic Summer School, you can contact Professor Scott Brewer.