What Law Faculty Need to Know About Artificial Intelligence

Date: 6/12/19

This session will provide a window into the intersection of AI and Machine Learning technology and current legal practice. This session will highlight some of the legal and ethical issues raised by rapid technological development in our world today

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Christoph Henkel
Professor Henkel teaches and writes in the areas of contracts, business, banking, bankruptcy and commercial law. Specifically, Professor Henkel’s research focuses on banking regulation, financial compliance and complex and derivative financial instruments. Examples include futures, forwards, options, swaps and repurchase agreements. Professor Henkel’s other research interests include the integration of AI and blockchains to track and settle digital and mainstream financial assets in a cryptographically secure environment, where counterparty risk is minimized and settlement times are reduced. Professor Henkel has expertise in the default management, recovery and continuity of clearinghouses in global derivative markets and in bank restructuring and reorganization in the U.S. and Europe. Professor Henkel is also an expert in the Law of the European Union. Professor Henkel joined Mississippi College School of Law in 2009 and is the Director of the International and Comparative Law Center. Professor Henkel has also taught as a Visiting and Adjunct Professor at Chicago Kent College of Law in Chicago, John Marshall Law School in Chicago, University of Indiana School of Law in Indianapolis, and Concordia International University Law School in Tallinn, Estonia. Professor Henkel is a Member of the Michigan Bar and holds an S.J.D. and LL.M. degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School. He earned a J.D. equivalent degree at the Justus-Liebig-University in Giessen, Germany, and has practiced law in Europe and the United States.


Ruth C. Hauswirth, Special Counsel and Head of Litigation and E-Discovery Services at Cooley LLP

Ruth joined Cooley’s litigation department as an associate in 1995. As Special Counsel, she currently oversees Cooley’s electronic discovery and information retention practice. Ruth focuses on the strategic and practical use of legal and technology solutions to manage electronically stored information in complex litigation matters in a variety of regulatory and jurisdictional areas.  Ruth also counsels on all aspects of proactive information governance to mitigate risk and maximize efficiency in the age of data and technology, including litigation readiness, functional policy development and implementation. Ruth is frequent speaker on topics related to e-discovery, information governance and retention, and how technology is changing legal practice. She is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of San Diego School of Law teaching Electronic Discovery Law and Thomas Jefferson School of Law teaching The Intersection of Law & Technology.  From 1999-2000, Ms. Hauswirth served as the Assistant Dean for Law and Technology at Santa Clara University School of Law and in 2000, she was named one of the Bay Area’s Top Lawyers under Forty by the San Francisco Daily Journal. Ruth is a member of the State Bar of California and received a J.D. summa cum laude in 1994 from the Santa Clara University School of Law.

Ruth Hauswirth