DARE - Digital Administration Redesigned for Everyone

In digital public administration, citizen no longer encounters a human administrator. Instead, she encounters a computer interface such as a chatbot or a webpage. As these interfaces are a product of human design, they cannot be neutral. Instead, they often include bias, which may further lead to unequal or even discriminatory practices and structures. This is the problem that DARE aims to resolve: technological interfaces should comply with the law, but we often remain ignorant of that compliance. DARE examines the interconnections between law and technological design. It addresses the problem of law compliance of technology design both descriptively (what is the status quo?) and normatively (what should be done?). To achieve its goals, DARE builds on socio-legal studies, social sciences and computer science. Most importantly, DARE aims at stablishing legal interface design as an interdisciplinary research field.

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The DARE project forms part of the Legal Tech Lab. DARE team includes: 

Riikka Koulu, LL.D. Team Lead (PI). Riikka Koulu is an assistant professor of Law and Digitalisation at University of Helsinki, and the leader of Legal Tech Lab.

Ida Koivisto, LL.D.  Ida Koivisto is an assistant professor of Public Law at University of Helsinki.

Suvi Sankari, LL.D. Suvi Sankari is an adjunct professor of European Law at the University of Helsinki, and the research coordinator of Legal Tech Lab

Hanne Hirvonen, LL.M. Hanne Hirvonen is a doctoral student at the Faculty of Law at University of Helsinki.

The growing vibrant and international community of interdisciplinary scholars at the University of Helsinki Legal Tech Lab is looking for a community-minded computing expert. Come work with world-class legal talent on AI ethics and interface design! We need your experience in design experiments and fieldwork for a research project on digital administration redesigned for everyone. Varied academic and professional career paths are fine by us – ideally you haven’t worked in academia more than 1-2 years after completing your doctoral degree.

More information on the project and position. Please note the deadline for applications: 11 May 2022.

The Legal Tech Lab is committed to furthering diversity, good work/life balance and wellbeing in academia. Here’s more on why Helsinki is a great place to live

If this is not for you, don’t hesitate to tell a friend! Thank you. 

PS. Here's one example of our LexComics collaboration (comics by A. Mäkijärvi), launching soon!

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The growing vibrant and international research community of interdisciplinary scholars at the University of Helsinki Legal Tech Lab is looking for a Doctoral Researcher in Law, for research project on digital administration redesigned for everyone (DARE). This is a fully funded four-year opportunity to write your doctoral thesis in law.

More information on the project and position. Deadline for applications 11 May 2022.

The Legal Tech Lab is committed to furthering diversity, good work/life balance and wellbeing in academia. Here’s more on why Helsinki is a great place to live

If this is not for you, please don't hesitate to tell a friend! ❤️ Thank you.