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12 Januar 2021

Invisible Drivers Behind Formal Law

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Formal legal rules do not appear out of thin air. Rather, their emergence is conditioned by frameworks that are invisible to the formalist perspective. This panel looks at how formal law is driven by an array of less visible factors: data, algorithms, and broader “background rules”.

  • Larry Catá Backer, Pennsylvania State University
  • Pascal McDougall, Harvard Law School
  • Gabriele Wadlig, New York University
  • Discussant: Balakrishnan Rajagopal, MIT
  • Moderator: Gráinne de Búrca, New York University

SUGGESTED CITATION  de Búrca, Gráinne, Rajagopal, Balakrishnan, Backer, Larry Catá, McDougall, Pascal; Wadlig, Gabriele: Invisible Drivers Behind Formal Law, VerfBlog, 2021/1/12,

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