Legal Scholars Roundtable on Artificial Intelligence: Call for Papers

Loyola University of Chicago is proud to present the first annual Legal Scholars Roundtable on Artificial Intelligence. The Legal Scholars Roundtable on Artificial Intelligence will take place online on March 18, 2022.

The Legal Scholars Roundtable on Artificial Intelligence is designed to be a forum for the discussion of current legal scholarship on AI, covering a range of methodologies, topics, perspectives, and legal intersections.

Between four and eight papers will be chosen for discussion for this inaugural roundtable, with each paper allocated up to an hour for discussion. Each paper will be introduced briefly by a designated commentator (3-8 minutes), with authors allowed an even briefer chance to respond (0-4 minutes), before general discussion.  

The Roundtable will be held Friday, March 18, 2022 beginning at 10:00AM Central Time to accommodate participants on the West Coast until 5:00 PM Central Time.

Participation at the Roundtable will be limited and invitation-only and participants are expected to have read the papers of other participants in advance and be prepared to offer substantive comments.

We invite applications to participate, to comment, and/or to present from academics working on any topic relating to legal issues in artificial intelligence including:

    • Competition/Antitrust
    • Consumer protection/regulatory law
    • Contract law
    • Corporations law
    • Criminal justice
    • Cybersecurity
    • Data privacy
    • Discrimination
    • Health law
    • Intellectual property
    • Tort law

To present, submissions must be substantially complete drafts in Microsoft word format. The deadline for submission is Friday, February 11, 2021 and decisions on participation will be made shortly thereafter, ideally, by February 18, 2022.

We anticipate this Legal Scholars Roundtable on Artificial Intelligence will bring together a diverse intellectual community, and we plan to sustain that community with a series of in-person and online conferences in the coming years. We invite you to be part of this inaugural event!

To apply to participate, comment, or present, please fill out the google form ( Those wishing to present should also email their papers to A subject line of “Legal Scholars AI 2022” would be helpful.  

The Roundtable will be convened by Loyola Chicago Professors, Matthew Sag and Charlotte Tschider. Matthew is a leading expert on the copyright implications of text data mining in the machine learning and AI context. Charlotte’s scholarship focuses on the implications of information privacy, cybersecurity, and artificial intelligence for the global health care industry. For further information about the Roundtable, please email either: Matthew Sag ( or Charlotte Tschider (