The 2023 Law and Technology Conference, organized by the Asian Law Schools Association (ALSA), was a collaborative effort between National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University (NYCU) School of Law and ALSA.
The Conference was held on 2 and 3 December 2023 at the Guangfu Campus in Hsinchu, Taiwan, with around 130 participants and 80 papers presented across 17 panels. Themed “Emerging Technologies, Social Change, and Legal Innovation”, the conference sought to delve into the intricate relationship between emerging technologies, societal transformation, and legal advancements, as well as examine the legal ramifications of these emerging technologies and explore strategies for adapting laws to meet the challenges posed by technological progress.
Professor Tan Cheng Han, President, Asian Law Schools Association (ALSA), opened the conference by warmly welcoming the delegates and expressing his appreciation to NYCU Law Dean Chen Chih-Hsiung and his team for hosting the conference and their warm hospitality. Professor Tan also outlined the vision behind ALSA, which is to provide a platform for legal scholars in Asia to collaborate with each other as well as with scholars beyond Asia.
This was followed by speeches from Dean Chih-Hsiung Chen, Co-Chair of the Organizing Committee and the ALSA Chapter on Law and Technology and Vice-President Chien Chou, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University. The Keynote Speech on Day One was delivered by Professor Jiunn-Rong Yeh, National Taiwan University, on “On Sustainability: Progress, Crisis and Institutional Transformation”. A second Keynote Speech on Day Two was given by Professor Jeannie Paterson, University of Melbourne, on “Examining Digital Identity Systems: Regulatory and Technical Design Challenges for Privacy, Security and Autonomy”
The two-day conference, which also saw scholars from outside Asia, provided a platform for exchange of ideas and strengthened ties between legal scholars and law schools across Asia and beyond.
This second Law and Technology conference was jointly organized by the Asian Law Schools Association’s Law and Technology chapter and the National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University School of Law. The first conference was held online in 2021 and hosted by the Centre for AI & Data Governance of the Singapore Management University Yong Pung How School of Law, and the National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University School of Law.
Details of the third conference will be announced in the first half of 2024.
ALSA is pleased to announce that in collaboration with the National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University School of Law (NYCU Law), an international conference on “Emerging Technologies, Social Change, and Legal Innovation” will be held on 2 to 3 December 2023 at the Guangfu Campus in Hsinchu, Taiwan. The conference aims to explore the complex interplay between emerging technologies, social change, and legal innovation. In the past few decades, we have seen the rapid development and deployment of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, fintech, blockchain, and regenerative medicine, which have had a significant impact on society. As a result, laws and regulations have been struggling to keep up with the pace of technological innovation. This conference aims to explore the legal implications of these emerging technologies and examine the ways in which laws can be adapted to meet the challenges posed by technological advancements.
We invite scholars from various disciplines, including law, technology, management, policy, and science, technology, and society (STS), including young scholars and doctoral students, to submit abstracts for papers that explore the impact of emerging technologies on law, society, and governance. The conference will offer a platform for interdisciplinary discussions and an opportunity for participants to share their research, experiences, and ideas on this important topic.