The LAST-JD Erasmus Mundus International Doctorate in ''Law, Science, and Technology'' is an interdisciplinary integrated doctorate, designed to address new challenges in: (1) Bioethics and Biolaw, (2) ICT Law, and (3) Legal Informatics. The doctorate school was retained for funding from EACEA in 2012.

LAST-JD involves 26 international partners with different expertise:

  • 6 full partners – universities from four EU countries expert in law and computer science.
  • 11 associate partners – natural stakeholders providing prospective employment opportunities to successful candidates.
  • 9 industrial partners – promoting the programme and offering internships.

My involved in the organization of LAST-JD started in 2014, when I started working on the project EUCases. Since then, I follow the administrative activities of the school, e.g. participating to the doctoral boards, I give seminars to introduce NLP for the legal domain to the students, and I follow and advise some of them in their research activity. In particular:

  • Rohan Nanda, working on finding and evaluating Directives implementations with data mining techniques. On these topics, I co-authored with R. Nanda the following publications: (Nanda et al, 2017). This research activity is carried out together with APIS Hristovich EOOD, and it has been decided&planned during my secondment period at the company, in the context of the project ProLeMAS.
  • Kolawole J. Adebayo, working on NLP statistical techniques, such as Distributional Semantics and Deep Learning, applied to the legal domain. On these topics, I co-authored with K.J. Adebayo the following publications: (Di Caro et al, 2015) and (Adebayo et al., 2016).
  • Cristiana Teixeira Santos, working on computational ontologies for the legal domain, ontology design patterns, and related topics. On these topics, I co-authored with C. Santos the following publications: (Humphreys et al, 2015), (Robaldo et al, 2016), and (Santos et al, 2016).