Vanderbilt computer science experts to guide coursework development in Law School’s new AI Legal Lab

Vanderbilt Law School Dean Chris Guthrie announced the creation of the Vanderbilt AI Legal Lab to explore how artificial intelligence intersects with the delivery of legal services and access to justice.

“Through cross-sector partnerships, VAILL will extend the impact of Vanderbilt’s groundbreaking work in AI locally and globally,” said Cat Moon, founding co-director of VAILL and director of innovation design at PoLI.

Jules White

VAILL plans to build coursework focused on applications within the law and technological skill-building, with help from thought leaders across Vanderbilt, including Jules White, associate dean for strategic learning programs and associate professor of computer science, as well as off-campus partners like John Nay, MS’13, PhD’17, a visiting scholar at Vanderbilt and a fellow at CodeX, The Stanford Center for Legal Informatics.

John Nay

“AI has the potential to reshape the law and legal services in an unprecedented fashion,” Guthrie said. “Through this new lab, Vanderbilt Law School has a unique opportunity to play a pivotal role in this transformative era.”