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Burkhard Schafer

Professor at The University of Edinburgh

About Me

Professor of Computational Legal Theory, Edinburgh Law School

Burkhard is currently Director of the SCRIPT Centre in IT and IP law, and co-director and co-founder of the Bell Centre for Forensic Statistics and Legal Reasoning. HIs interest is the intersection of law and technology - both from the perspective of legal tech and legal KR, and from the perspective of regulation of technology in all of its aspects. He is member of the Data Ethics Group of the Turing Institute and of the AI4People expert committee at Atomium in Brussels. HIs current research interest is in particular the question of affective computing and computational creativity when allied to legal AI.

Courses and Programs taught by Burkhard Schafer