Jacob Livingston Slosser
Centre of Excellence for International Courts
Karen Blixens Plads 16
2300 København S
Dr. Jacob Livingston Slosser is currently an Assistant Professor at iCourts – The Danish National Research Foundation’s Centre of Excellence for International Courts at the University of Copenhagen Law Faculty.
Jacob’s research sits at the intersection of law, linguistics and cognitive science. He specializes in the application of cognitive linguistics to legal texts focusing on how changes in linguistic framing affects interpretation particularly in legal and non-legal responses to artificial intelligence in Public International Law. His externally funded projects have covered the design and implications of hybrid legal intelligence systems for administrative and human rights law, as well as society at large. A highly interdisciplinary scholar, Jacob’s work and interests span a broad range of fields that cover the phenomena of meaning making, technology, and human behaviour. His work has been invited for inclusion on advisory committees on AI for NGOs, international projects on cognitive legal theory and legal linguistics, interdisciplinary conferences in cognitive science, and workshops for PhD schools, among others. More information can be found at: jlslosser.com
Primary fields of research
Law, Linguistics & cognition
Interpretation & Judicial reasoning
Human Rights Law
Feminist Legal Studies
Gender, Law & Legal Culture (Course Director)
European Court of Human Rights (Course Director)
Legal English (Course Director)
Artificial Intelligence and Legal Disruption (Lecturer)
iCourts PhD Summer School (co-organizer)
Currently, Jacob works on the implementation of artificial intelligence in public law systems through the PACTA (Public Administration and Computational Transparency in Algorithms) project funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark. It investigates how algorithmic decision making can be implemented in public administration without undermining the legality of administrative decision-making processes or losing public trust in the authorities that use it.
He was previously funded as a Carlsberg Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow for his project COLLAGE (Code, Law, and Language). The aim of COLLAGE was to understand linguistic framing's role in judicial interpretation. It investigated how the law draws analogies from old concepts to new technologies through novel legal linguistic experiments.