Executive Committee

Bart Verheij (IAAIL President)

Professor Bart Verheij holds the chair of artificial intelligence and argumentation at the University of Groningen. He is a staff member of the Institute of Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Engineering (ALICE), Faculty of Science and Engineering, participating in the Multi-agent systems research program.

In the academic year 2013-2014, he was resident fellow at Stanford University. He participated in CodeX - the Stanford Center for Legal Informatics, a collaboration between the...

Enrico Francesconi (Vice President)

Enrico Francesconi holds a Master Degree in Electronic Engineering and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Florence. He is a researcher at ITTIG-CNR, the Legal Information Institute of the National Research Council of Italy and, currently, he is a Temporary Agent of the European Commission - DG Publications Office. He has been involved in various projects of the European Commission framework programs, the European Parliament and the Publication Office of the European Union. He...

Anne Gardner (Secretary-Treasurer)

Anne Gardner is a lawyer and a computer scientist. She obtained both her law degree and her Ph.D. from Stanford. She has played the role of pioneer in artificial intelligence ("AI") techniques applied to perform legal tasks.


Michal Araszkiewicz (Returning Member-at-Large)

Michal Araszkiewicz is assistant professor at Department of Legal Theory at Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland. Michal served as Organisation Chair of the JURIX 2014 conference and is admitted to practice law in Poland. His research interests encompass legal philosophy, philosophical logic, epistemology, theories of argumentation and the application of Artificial Intelligence tools to legal reasoning.

Anna Ronkainen (Returning Member-at-Large)

In 2012 Anna co-founded the legal tech company TrademarkNow to develop AI-based tools for trademark lawyers based on her earlier research. She has a keen interest in commercialisation of research findings and product management.


Danièle Bourcier (New Member-at-Large)

Danièle Bourcier is a French lawyer and essayist, who has contributed to the emergence of a new discipline in France: Law, Computing and Linguistics.
She is director of research emeritus at CNRS, lead of the "Law and Governance technologies" Department at the Centre for Administrative Science Research (CERSA) at the University Paris II, and associate researcher at the March Bloch Centre in Berlin and at the IDT laboratory of the Autonomous University of Barcelona.
She was...

David D. Lewis (New Member-at-Large)

David D. Lewis became a full-time consultant in 2000, but he's done consulting work off and on since graduate school. He has worked with a variety of organizations, including small and large companies, universities, and nonprofit organizations. From 1992 to 2000, Dave was a researcher at AT&T Labs and Bell Labs, where he did research and built prototype systems in the areas of information retrieval, machine learning, natural language processing, and evaluation of information systems. He...

Get in touch with us on Linkedin

Join the IAAIL group on Linkedin! Your posts will be shared on the IAAIL website

Contact us

International Association for AI and Law

Send us an email