Online Seminar: Making Obiter.ai: Developing open source tools for legal research (Simon Wallace)
February 15 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EST
Speaker: Simon Wallace is a PhD candidate at York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School, an Adjunct Faculty member at Toronto Metropolitan University’s Lincoln Alexander School of law and a Research Lawyer at the Refugee Law Lab.
Abstract: Simon Wallace is the developer behind Obiter.ai, which builds open-source Python packages for computational legal research. This includes a library that simplifies the process of engaging with Canadian legal data available through CanLII. The library’s object is to reduce the friction for lawyers and law students who want to begin using computational research tools but are not yet confident coders. Another Obiter.ai project is a library using machine learning to transcribe hearings, which facilitates legal research on oral arguments. In this presentation, Simon will discuss these and other projects.
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