2019 Artificial Intelligence Conference

Developments in artificial intelligence are changing virtually all aspects our world, ranging from autonomous vehicles to robotic surgery, and from smart phones to smart speakers.  Lawyers, legal educators, and policy makers are already experiencing the effects of computers that aid and, in some cases, replace the often-tedious work done by lawyers and other members of society.

This two-day conference featured presentations from educators, practitioners, policy makers, and computer scientists that will demonstrate how the development of artificial intelligence is affecting society, the law, the legal profession, and legal education. The Duquesne Law Review plans to dedicate space in its Winter 2019 symposium issue to publishing papers from this conference. 

Biographies of Presenters


Friday, April 26, 2019: Law, Policy, and Practice Presentations

Algorithmic Justice: A New Proposal Toward the Identification and Reduction of Discriminatory Bias in Artificial Intelligence Systems
Emile Loza de Siles, Esq., Founder, Technology and Cybersecurity Law Group, PLLC

Autonomous Vehicles Ethics and Law: An Artificial Intelligence Trolley Problem
Tabrez Y. Ebrahim, Associate Professor of Law, Califronia Western School of Law
Connecting Case Texts and Computational  Models of Legal Reasoning
Kevin Ashley, Professor of Law, University of Pittsburgh School
Criminal Law Facing Challenges of Autonomous Technology: Who is Liable for a Traffic Accident Caused by Autonomous Vehicle?
Igor Vuletic, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Criminal Law, FAculty of Law Osijek, Josip  Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek
Customized Artificial Intelligence Techniques for the Patent Field
Dean Alderucci, Director of Research, Center for AI and Patent Analysis, Carnegie Mellon University
Educating Federal Judges on AI
Timothy Lau, Esq., Research Associate, Federal Judicial Center
Legal Analytics and Artificial Intelligence for Research & Law Practice: Tools, Features & Functionality
Kristen Baginski, JD, Practice Area Consultant, LexisNexis
Practical Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Corporate Legal Departments 
Oliver Round, Counsel & Vice President, Legal Data Management & Advisory, BNY Mellon
Seema Phekoo, Esq., Counsel & Vice President in LEgal Data Management & Advisory, BNY Mellon
Kyle Johnson, BNY Mellon
Scott Curtis, Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP
Smart Contract Risk Identification with AI
Ganes Kesari, Co-founder and Head of Analytics, Gramener, Inc.
Specificity and Sensitivity in Discovery: What Artificial Intelligence Can Offer
Patrick Juola, Professor of Computer Science, Duquesne University Department of Mathematics and Computer Science


Saturday, April 27, 2019: Legal Education Presentations

"Alexa, Write a Memo": The Promise and Challenges of AI and Legal Writing
Teresa Godwin Phelps, Professor of Law and Director of the Legal Rhetoric Program American UniversityWashington College of Law
Richard B. Phelps, Broadcast Media
Artificial Intelligence as a Path to Closing the Justice Gap
Kate Norton, Assistant Professor, Director of Clinical & International Programs, Duquesne University School of Law
Considerations Surrounding the Data Science World We Are In
James B. Schreiber, Ph.D., Professor of Epidemiology/Statistics, Duquesne University School of Nursing
Ashley London, Associate Director of Bar Studies & Assistant Professor of Legal Skills, Duquesne University School of Law
From AI to IoT: Using Legal Innovations to Teach Legal Technology Competency Across the Curriculum
Emily Janoski-Haehlen, Associate Professor, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs & Institutional Excellence, Director, Law Library, University of Akron
Sarah Starnes, Assistant Law Librarian, University of Akron School of Law
How Artificial Intelligence is Transforming the Legal Sector
Kristi Gedid, Senior Director, Global Legal Operations, Mylan, Adjunct Faculty, Paralegal Institute, Duquesne University School of Law
Virginia L. Zaccari, Program Director, Paralegal Institute, Duquesne University School of Law
Kevin Miller, Chief Executive Officer, LegalSifter
OK Google, Will Artificial Intelligence Replace Human Lawyering?
Julie Oseid, Professor of Law, Univeristy of St. THomas School of Law
Melissa Love Koenig, Associate Professor of Legal Writing, Marquette University Law School
Amy Vorenberg, Clinical Professor, Director of Legal Writing, University of New Hampshire School of Law
Legal Research and The Duty of Technology Competence: Regulating Algorithms in Law
Jamie J. Baker, Professor, Interim Director, Texas Tech University School of Law Library
Practice-Ready Millennials: Technology Training for Efficient and Effective Communication
Dionne E. Anthon, Visiting Professor, Widener University Commonwealth Law School
Anna P. Hemingway, Associate Professor of LAw and Director of Legal Methods, Widener University Commonwealth Law School
Amanda Sholtis, Professor of Legal Methods and Director of Academic Success, Widener University Commonwealth Law School
Teaching Legal Research and Writing in an Era of Artificial Intelligence
Drew Simshaw, Visiting Associate Professor of Law, Legal Practice, Georgetown University Law Center
Technology Skills for Lawyers
Randy J. Diamond, Director of Library and Technology Resources, Professor of Legal Research, University of Missouri School of Law