Decisions, design and evaluation: What machine learning can and cannot help lawyers do – preliminary findings from an AI and migration law innovation research project

The Public Law research group at the Faculty of Law together with the Swedish Institute for International Law and GL/UMIN (Göteborg Lund/Uppsala Migration Law Network) cordially invites you to a seminar with Matilda Arvidsson on artificial intelligence (AI) and migration law.
Ass. Senior Lecturer Katja De Vries, Department of Law, Uppsala University, will be discussant at the seminar.

Matilda Arvidsson is Associate Professor of International Law at the Department of Law, School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg. Her research interests are interdisciplinary and include law and theory, international and public law, law and AI, as well as the embodiment of law in its various forms. At the seminar, Matilda Arvidsson introduces an ongoing project on machine learning and migration law of which she is the director. The project, financed by Vinnova, is a collaboration between researchers at the University of Gothenburg, the Swedish Migration Agency and the AI & innovation tech company Smartr. The project’s design and aims, as well as some preliminary findings on methodology will be introduced at the seminar. While the project is located within AI and migration law, it is held that the findings on methodology are applicable to research in law and AI in a general sense. Moreover, some of the problems identified by the project have implications for the legal profession and education. The talk is an invitation to think further with the project, as well as to an open discussion on issues related to AI and law, methodological design in research and in legal tech, as well as AI in legal education and professional practice.

The seminar will be held in English.

Date and time: 8 June 2021, 10.15-12.00
Place: Zoom: The passcode is emailed to the participants the day before the seminar.

Anna-Sara Lind and Rebecca Thorburn Stern

Please register for the seminar at the latest on 7 June by email to: