• SD2 International Doctoral Summer School 2023

    Law's role in the wake of AI's emergence


The SD2 International Doctoral Summer School is a four-day event where leading scholars address the ethical and legal implications of AI in various fields such as privacy, governance, liability, human rights or digital transformation. The Doctoral Summer School aims to provide doctoral candidates with feedback that improves their research project or research papers as well as provide them with unique professional and personal development opportunities beyond what they are generally exposed to in the course of their PhD training.

By creating an exceptional and international, intercultural and interdisciplinary meeting of bright young minds, the SD2 Summer School creates a highly stimulating learning experience which is of long lasting value to the participants’ future careers, fostering the creation of a long lasting peer -network.

Registration TypePrice
UGR students90 €
(Max. 10 spots)
Only Assistance90 €
(Max. 6 spots)
Assistance + Paper Presentation125 €
ARQUS Students Paper Presentation 3 Grants

Organising Committee

Francisco Javier Durán Ruiz

Juan Francisco Sánchez Barrilao

José Antonio Castillo Parrilla

Invited Scholars

John Zeleznikow

John Zeleznikow
John Zeleznikow is Professor of Law and Technology at La Trobe University. He pioneered the use of machine learning to support legal decision making and the use of game theory to support dispute resolution. Some of his works include (2005) Knowledge Discovery from Legal Databases, Springer, (2010) Enhanced Dispute Resolution through the use of Information Technology, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge UK and (2021) Online Family Dispute Resolution: Evidence for Creating the Ideal People and Technology Interface, Springer.

Isabel Celeste Fonseca

Isabel Celeste Fonseca
Isabel Celeste Fonseca is Professor of Administrative Law at University of Minho Law School and Director of both Administrative Law Master and the Specialized Training Course on Public Governance and Human Rights in Digital Age. She is a researcher at JusGov, Center for Research in Justice and Governance and Principal Researcher at NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-000063, “Smart Cities and Law, E.Governance and Rights: Contributing to the definition and implementation of a Global Strategy for Smart Cities”.

Manuela Battaglini Manrique de Lara

Manuela Battaglini Manrique de Lara
Manuela Battaglini is a specialist in strategic digital marketing, lawyer, and AI ethics researcher (Donostia). She studies the impact of automated decision-making and personal profiling on society and democracy. As the CEO of Transparent Internet, she helps governments and organizations ensure their AI systems are ethical, transparent, and reliable. She has also played a key role in drafting the Charter of Digital Rights for the Spanish Government and continues to advise public administrations on technology and social impact. Manuela actively participates in conferences, delivers TEDx talks, and promotes a realistic vision of technology that solves human problems and serves the common good.
Registration is open


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Countdown to Event


Deadline Registration
11of September

Paper Deadline Submission
11of September