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Burkhard Schafer

Co-Director

Burkhard Schafer is Professor for Computational Legal Theory and Director of the SCIPT Centre for IT and IP law at the University of Edinburgh. His main field of interest is the interaction between law, ethics, cognitive science and computer technology from doctrinal, comparative and legal-theoretical perspectives.

Burkhard's research covers all aspects of technology law, including Data Protection, Intellectual Property, contract and delict law, as well as general questions of technology regulation and governance. He is particularly interested in new ways to represent law in computer code, and to automatise its application.

Co-Director

University of Edinburgh

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