We believe that the advancement of the field of law and technology can greatly benefit from the creation of a stronger network. Launching this website, generating a mailing list for the advertisement of news, events, job postings, and new scholarship, and the organization of workshops are some of the first steps we would like to give in that direction. We welcome suggestions and are happy to facilitate collaboration initiatives between scholars working on different fields of law and technology. Our network is entirely academic and non-commercial. Although we are based in Europe and the research of many of our members focuses on EU law, we invite any scholars working on law and technology to join the network. Our members come from more than twenty-two different countries and do research on a wide array of topics (sharing economy, smart contracts, blockchain, privacy, robots).
The European Law and Technology Network is an initiative of two scholars affiliated with Dutch universities: Sofia Ranchordas has published extensively on the regulation of digital platforms and comparative public law. She is currently based at Leiden Law School and as of October 1st, 2017, she will be Chair of European & Comparative Public Law and Rosalind Franklin Fellow at Groningen Law School. Sofia is also affiliated with the Information Society Project at Yale Law School. Catalina Goanta is an Assistant Professor of Private Law who writes on consumer law, innovation policy, and is behind a number of local and international law and technology initiatives.
Our Advisory Board brings together European academics with a vision for the future of law and technology as a field of research.