A Smart Courthouse in a Smart City

Date: October 28, 2022 - h 16.30 (Italian time)Where: Aula Rostagni, Physics and Astronomy Dept

Technological developments are revolutionizing how we live together in a physical as well as in a legal sense. The deployment of technologically advanced and AI-based solutions is transforming the legal environment. The talk will focus on the technological turn in judicial proceedings in light of the broader movements to make our civilization “smart.”

The seminar will also be live-streamed on YouTube channel "Aula Rostagni UniPadova DFA


conference speaker

Iria Giuffrida

Iria Giuffrida is a Professor of the Practice of Law at William & Mary Law School and is the Interim Director of the LL.M. Programs. She also serves as Visiting Faculty for Business Law at the Raymond A. Mason School of Business. Professor Giuffrida’s research focuses on the legal issues arising from the increasing use of artificial intelligence, the rapid growth of the Internet of Things and smart cities, and related emerging technologies. In her previous professional life, she was a commercial litigator and gained substantial experience in international alternative dispute resolution. She is admitted to practice in the State of New York, is a Solicitor in England and Wales, and has qualified as a Solicitor in the Republic of Ireland. She is also a certified information privacy professional (CIPP/US). Professor Giuffrida graduated with an LL.B. in English and European Law from Queen Mary, University of London. She was the 2001 Drapers’ Scholar at William & Mary Law School, where she obtained an LL.M. She was later awarded a Ph.D. in Law by Queen Mary, University of London.

Nicolas Vermeys

Nicolas Vermeys, LL. D. (Université de Montréal), LL. M. (Université de Montréal), CISSP, is the Director of the Centre de recherche en droit public (CRDP), the Associate Director of the Cyberjustice Laboratory, and a Professor at the Université de Montréal’s Faculté de droit. He is also a visiting professor of law at both William & Mary (USA) and the University of Fortaleza (Brazil). Mr. Vermeys is a member of the Quebec Bar, as well as a certified information system security professional (CISSP) as recognized by (ISC)2, and is the author of numerous publications relating to the impact of technology on the law, including Droit codifié et nouvelles technologies: le Code civil (Yvon Blais, 2015), and Responsabilité civile et sécurité informationnelle (Yvon Blais, 2010). Mr. Vermeys’ research focuses on legal issues pertaining to artificial intelligence, information security, developments in the field of cyberjustice, and other questions relating to the impact of technological innovations on the law. He is often invited to speak on these topics by the media, and regularly lectures for judges, lawyers, professional orders, and government organizations, in Canada and abroad.