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prof. mr. dr. H. Prakken

Professor Legal Informatics and Legal Argumentation

Henry Prakken (1960) has master degrees in law (1985) and philosophy (1988) from the University of Groningen. In 1993 he obtained his PhD degree at the Free University Amsterdam with a thesis titled Logical Tools for Modelling Legal Argument. He subsequently worked as a research fellow of the Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) at the Free University Amsterdam and as a postdoc researcher at Imperial College London (UK) and the GMD Bonn (Germany).

Since 1998 he is a (senior) lecturer at the Faculty of Science, Department of Information and Computing Sciences at Utrecht University. Since June 1st, 2004 he also is a professor of Law and ICT (since 2014 professor of Legal Informatics and Legal Argumentation) at the Law Faculty of the University of Groningen.

Prakken's reseach interests include the theoretical study of legal argumentation and ICT support of legal argumentation and legal procedures.  From 2010-2011 Prakken was the president of the International Association for Artificial Intelligence and Law, from 2011-2015 he was the Chairman of JURIX (The Dutch Foundation for Legal Knowledge and Information Systems) and from 2102-2016 he was the president of the steering committee of the International Conferences on Computational Models of Argument. He is an associate editor of the journal Artificial Intelligence and an editorial board member of the journals Artificial Intelligence and Law, Journal of Logic and Computation, Argument and Computation and Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Artificial Intelligence and of Springer's book series Logic, Reasoning & Argumentation, and an advisory board member of ScriptEd: A Journal of Law, Technology & Society and of Springer's book series Law, Governance and Technology.
Last modified:28 March 2019 1.31 p.m.

Contact information

Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 26
9712 EK Groningen
The Netherlands