Bridging computer science and law

  

Building the Legal Toolchain

The Centre for Computational Law (CCLAW) is Singapore's first and only research centre focused on applied research in the intersection between law and technology. We create knowledge and build tools meant to improve the legal system and promote access to justice.

Projects and Papers

Our flagship project is the Research Programme in Computational Law, a SGD$15M effort supported by the National Research Foundation of Singapore. The Programme's ultimate goal is to develop a Domain-Specific Language for expressing laws, contracts, and other rules (L4). Parallel to this, we develop data structures and algorithms for analysing and processing law and legal language.

We welcome you to work with us to build the future of law. 

Events

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24th International Symposium on Principles and Practice of Declarative Programming

The International Symposium on Principles and Practice of Declarative Programming (PPDP) aims to provide a forum that brings together researchers…
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CODIFI Conference

The inaugural HCCH Conference on Commercial, Digital and Financial Law Across Borders (CODIFI) was held online from 12 to 16 September 2022.  CODIFI…
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Federated Logic Conference 2022 - ICLP'22 2nd Workshop on Goal-Directed Execution Of Answer Set Programs

During the past forty years, there has been extensive, continuous, and growing interaction between logic and computer science. In many respects,…
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SubTech 2022

The SMU Centre for Computational Law (CCLAW) will be hosting the 17th Edition of the International Conference on Substantive Technology in Legal…
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FOSSASIA Submit 2022

The FOSSASIA Summit is a unique event with a broad range of open technology topics such as web and mobile technologies, Javascript, Python, Cloud…
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What is Computational Law and How Might a Tech-driven Future of Law Look Like?

Organised in collaboration with the Law Society of Singapore, this webinar is a quick primer of some key computer science concepts, significant…
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Computational Legal Studies 2022

PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE The rise of statistical learning methods in academia has permeated law, triggering what has been called a “computational…
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Principles of Programming Languages (POPL) - Programming Languages and the Law (ProLaLa) 2022

At the annual symposium on Principles of Programming Languages (POPL 2022),  the CCLAW team presented an overview of the CCLAW L4 project. L4 is a…
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TechLaw.Fest 2021

TechLaw.Fest is a law and tech conference that discusses and deliberates developments and innovations in the law of technology and the technology of…
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SMU LIT Hackathon 2021

The SMU Legal Innovation and Technology (LIT) Hackathon 2021: Ctrl + Shift+ Sui Generis brought together students from all Institutes of Higher…
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CCLA conducts and facilitates research in all areas of commercial law, with a specific focus on its application, development, and impact in Asia.

Centre for AI and Data Governance (CAIDG)
Supported by the National Research Foundation and the Infocomm Media Development Authority of Singapore, CAIDG conducts academic research that informs AI and Data Governance in Singapore.