Henry Prakken

I am a senior lecturer in the Intelligent Systems Group of the computer science department at Utrecht University, and professor in Legal Informatics and Legal Argumentation at the Law Faculty of the University of Groningen. I have master degrees in law (1985) and philosophy (1988) from the University of Groningen. Since May 2021 I also have a temporary appointment as a parttime professor at the European University Institute, Fiesole, Florence, Italy.

In 1993 I obtained my PhD degree (cum laude) at the Free University Amsterdam with a thesis titled Logical Tools for Modelling Legal Argument. My main research interests concern artificial intelligence & law and computational models of argumentation. I am a past president of the International Association for AI & Law (IAAIL), of the JURIX Foundation for Legal Knowledge-Based Systems and of the steering committee of the COMMA conferences on Computational Models of Argument. I am on the editorial board of several journals. In 2017-2022 I was an associate editor of Artificial Intelligence.