The Future of Law in Technology and Governance


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A scholarly seminar series hosted on Zoom and co-sponsored by Pitt Law’s Future Law Project and Pitt’s Center for Governance and Markets. Professor Michael Madison produces and moderates the series. The seminars are open to students and researchers around the world.

For information about the Fall 2022 series, go here.

Spring 2021 seminars

Frank Fagan, EDHEC Business School, “Competing Algorithms for Law

Brett Frischmann, Villanova University, “To What End? On Infrastructural Governance”

Margaret Hu, Penn State University, “The Big Data Constitution”

Fall 2021 seminars

Ryan Abbott, University of Surrey, “The Reasonable Robot: Artificial Intelligence and the Law”

Annette Vee, University of Pittsburgh, “NFTs, Digital Scarcity, and the Computational Aura”

Sarah Lawsky, Northwestern University, “Coding the Code: Catala and Computationally Accessible Tax Law”

Saba Siddiki, Syracuse University, and Christopher Frantz, Norwegian Institute of Science and Technology, “The Institutional Grammar Research Initiative”

Spring 2022 seminars

M. R. Sauter, University of Maryland, “Every Rotten Idea Since Adam: How ERISA Reform Made Modern Venture Capital”

Teresa Scassa, University of Ottawa, “The Surveillant University”

Alicia Solow-Niederman, Harvard University, “Information Privacy and the Inference Economy”

Danielle Citron, University of Virginia, “The Fight for Privacy: Protecting Dignity, Identity, and Love in the Digital Age”

Fall 2022 seminars

Michal Gal, University of Haifa, “Algorithmic Cartels”