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The Hague aims to attract legal tech start-ups

In an interview with Jaap van den Herik, Professor emeritus Law and IT, legal magazine Mr. writes that The Hague municipality wants to attract more legal tech start-ups. The municipality has therefore commissioned the Leiden Centre of Data Science (LCDS) of Leiden University to conduct a study into the use of legal tech in The Hague.

‘In this way, The Hague aims to project its identity as the City of Peace and Justice’, explains researcher leader and Professor of Law and IT Jaap van den Herik. ‘This will help in putting The Hague on the map.”

The commission for the University is a direct result of the new Dutch-taught study programme  Leiden Legal Technologies which is to be taught in The Hague. Three faculties will work together in teaching the programme: Leiden Law School, the Faculty of Science, and the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs. The Hague municipality and the Ministry of Justice and Security also participate. The study programme will start in March.

According to Jaap van den Herik, this is a unique study programme in the Netherlands, since lawyers can learn how they can use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to support the administration of justice.

Read the full article (in Dutch) on the website of Mr.

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