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Aernout Schmidt

Prof. Dr. Aernout Schmidt, Professor (emeritus) in Law and Computer Science at Institute for the Interdisciplinary Study of the Law
Aernout Schmidt

Aernout Schmidt In 1985 Aernout initiated the department of Law and Computer Science, which later became eLaw@Leiden. From 2003 he was appointed as a full Professor in Law & Computer Science, and since 2010 an emeritus Professor, at Leiden University. As can be traced in his publications (online), his main scientific interests focus on discovering and  understanding the evolution of legal mechanisms. His current projects look at what added value complexity theory may provide to legal theory and practice – especially where the objects for regulation are complex adaptive (networked) systems

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