At the scene of the launch ceremony (Source: Guangming Education)
At the scene of the work meeting (Source: Guangming Education)
Group photo (Source: Guangming Education)
On September 21st, China Alliance for the Development of Computational Law, jointly launched by School of Law of Tsinghua University, KoGuan School of Law of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, School of Law of Southeast University, School of Law of Sichuan University, School of Law of Huazhong University of Science and Technology, and School of Artificial Intelligence and Law of SWUPL, was officially established in Beijing. Meanwhile, the first work meeting of China Alliance for the Development of Computational Law was held. Professor Xue Qikun, Vice President of Tsinghua University, also an academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences, and representatives from the six universities witnessed the moment in the presence of more than 200 guests from home and abroad.
At the first work meeting of China Alliance for the Development of Computational Law, Professor Shen Weixing, Dean of School of Law of Tsinghua University, Professor Liu Yanhong, Dean of School of Law of Southeast University, Professor Wang Xigen, Dean of School of Law of Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Professor Cheng Jinhua, Deputy Dean of KoGuan School of Law of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Sun Baogang, Deputy Head of SWUPL Office of Academic Research and Associate Researcher Zhan Xiaoping from School of Law of Sichuan University had discussions on the work of the alliance, respectively on behalf of the six initiators. Besides, Wang Zhu, Professor from School of Law of Sichuan University, Professor Chen Qixing and Assistant Professor Yang Anzhuo from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Professor Wang Hongliang, Associate Professor Gao Simin, also Deputy Dean of School of Law of Tsinghua University, Associate Professor Liu Han, also the dean assistant from Tsinghua University and other scholars attended the meeting as representatives of related teaching staffs and researchers.
The work meeting agreed that the alliance would establish an academic community in the field of computational law through the collaboration of leading universities. They would build an academic platform integrating the interdisciplinary studies of information technology and law with talent cultivation mode and international cooperation and exchanges. They also planned to carry out extensive and in-depth discussions on issues including basic concepts, curricular system and discipline development of computational law, jointly construct a resource framework for academic exchanges and talent cultivation and explore methods of conducting third-party evaluation for the development of legal technology industry, etc.
After the first work meeting, the six universities would draft documents of consensus according to the discussions at the meeting and establish the operation system and work plans of the alliance. Next, China Alliance for the Development of Computational Law would push computational law discipline to be a recognized sub-discipline and collaborate with each other in terms of talent cultivation, scientific research and international cooperation. More universities committed to the construction of computational law discipline were welcomed to join the alliance, together boosting the intersection of law and information technology and fostering the innovation of legal education in the new liberal arts background.