OWCAL Conference 2021

OWCAL Conference 2021

OWCAL Conference 2021

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About

May 13, 2021

Welcome to the first conference of the Online Workshop on the Computational Analysis of Law (OWCAL)! 

In recent years, the digitization of legal texts and developments in statistics, computer science, and data analytics have opened entirely new methodological approaches to the study of law. These new methods build on traditional empirical legal studies by treating the information contained in the text of legal documents as data that can be subjected to quantitative analysis. The purpose of the OWCAL conference is to highlight the best and most innovative scholarship in computational legal studies and to build an intellectual community in support of this new field. 

Given the global nature of the field, and continuing restrictions on travel, there is an unusual format for this conference. We will hold panels at three different times over the course of the day to accommodate participants around the world. We have two panels at each time slot and two papers for each panel, with the time being evenly divided between the two papers.  

Below, you will see the schedule, with links to participant bios, draft papers, and Zoom links to each of the panels. Click on the Zoom button to join as a participant. 

This is an exciting time for empirical legal studies. New tools and new data have created a host of opportunities for scholars interested in the study of law and legal institutions. The work presented here is at the cutting edge of a movement of researchers in a variety of fields exploring the boundaries of what can be learned about the law. I hope you enjoy.   

Mike Livermore

Schedule

9 a.m. EDT

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Panel 1

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Meeting ID: 950 0942 9828 / Passcode: 177479


Panel 2

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Meeting ID: 978 2830 7989 / Passcode: 514972


Noon EDT

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Panel 1

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Meeting ID: 981 6375 5766 / Passcode: 159449


Panel 2

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Meeting ID: 977 8514 4153 / Passcode: 183954


9 p.m. EDT

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Panel 1

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Meeting ID: 986 7435 4041 / Passcode: 591026


Panel 2

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Meeting ID: 987 4373 3550 / Passcode: 832302

 


Michael LivermoreHOST

Michael Livermore
Edward F. Howrey Professor of Law