Samuel Dahan is a professor at the Queen’s Law Faculty, and cross-appointed to Cornell Law and Harvard Law. He is Director of the Conflict Analytics Lab, a global consortium on AI and dispute resolution, and founded MyOpenCourt, an AI-powered legal aid system. Dahan is a member of the Dispute Resolution Advisory Board of EU Intellectual Property Board of Appeal (EUIPO).

Dahan was a Cabinet Member at the Court of Justice of the European Union. During the financial crisis of 2008-2009, he served as an advisor to the EU-IMF financial rescue program in Latvia. 

Dahan holds a doctorate from the University of Cambridge and has studied law and dispute resolution at Harvard Law School; the Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS-Ulm); the Sorbonne; Leuven University in Belgium; and the University of Nice. He was a bronze medalist at the French and UK championships in kickboxing and Taekwondo.

Areas of Expertise and Research
• Dispute Resolution (Negotiation, Mediation and Arbitration)
• Law and Technology (AI, machine learning applied to law)
• Labour Law and employment law (EU and Canada)
• European Union Law (Competition and and Labour)

• Founded the Conflict Analytics Lab, a research consortium for conflict resolution and Artificial Intelligence (2018)
• Appointed to the European Union Intellectual Property Office (2019)
• Commissioned to deliver a feasibility study on trademark dispute technologies for the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) (2020)
• Recipient of more than $300,000 in grant money as Principal Investigator, including SSHRC New Frontiers Grant (2019–2021)
• Conflict Analytics Lab was co-recipient of the INFORMS Prize (as a founding member of the Smith Ecosystem) (2020)
• Developed AI legal aid platform with dispute resolution algorithm, (2020)
• Continuing cross-appointment at Cornell Law, Smith School of Business, Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, and Ingenuity Lab

Selected Publications

EU Courts and Data Science: The Case of Trademark Likelihood of Confusion in Pereisin, Capeta (Hart Publishing, forthcoming 2020)

AI-Powered Trademark Dispute Resolution. Expert’s Opinion commissioned by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO forthcoming 2021)

Employment Notice with Machine Learning: Promises and Limitations. McGill Law Journal (2020)

Conflict Analytics: When Data Science Meets Dispute Resolution Management Business Review (2020)

Country Study: Canada Mediation: Regulations, Trends & Practices. Lexis Nexis (2020)

The Gap Between Deep Learning and Law: Predicting Employment Notice. International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML 2020)

Predicting Employment Notice with Deep Learning. Natural Legal Language Processing (2020)

Determining Worker Type from Legal Text Data Using Machine Learning. Pervasive Intelligence and Computing (IEEE PICom 2020)

• “Redesigning Institutions for EMU Wage Policy Coordination”. European Labour Law Journal (2018)

• “The Legal and Institutional Causes of the Global Financial Crisis and Euro Crisis: Explaining the Economic Crisis from an Institutionalist Approach”. 48 Cornell International Law Journal 1 (2016)

• “Whatever It Takes? Regarding the OMT Ruling of the German Federal Constitutional Court”. Journal of International Economic Law (Oxford University Press, 2015)

• “Comparative Legal Methodology of the Conseil d’Etat: Towards an Innovative Judicial Process?”. Comparative Law Before the Courts, Eds. Mads Andenas and Duncan Fairgrieve (Oxford University Press, 2015), Chap. 14.

• “L’Influence Grandissante du Droit comparé au Conseil d’Etat: vers une Procédure Juridictionnelle Innovante?”. Revue française de droit administrative (Dalloz, 2015)

• “The New Economic Governance Legal Framework and its Impact on Wage Policy Learning”. Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies, Volume 16 (Hart Publishing, 2014).

• “Whatever It Takes? A Propos de la Décision OMT de la Cour Constitutionnelle Fédérale Allemande”. Actualité Juridique. Droit Administratif (Dalloz, 2014)

• “L’Encadrement Juridique de la Situation des Couples de Personnes de Même Sexe Face au Principe d’Egalité en Common Law”. Recueil Dalloz, Actualité du Droit Comparé (Dalloz, 2014)

• “The EU/IMF Financial Stabilization Process in Latvia and its Implications for Labour Law and Social Policy”. Industrial Law Journal, 41 (3): 305-327 (Oxford University Press, 2012).

• “Libertés Fondamentales et Numériques aux Etats-Unis”. Rapport Annuel du Conseil d’Etat, 2014

• “Conseil d’Etat – Jurisprudence Etrangère”. Revue Internationale de Droit Comparé, 65ème année, Société de Législation Comparée, N°4 octobre-décembre 2013

• “Conceptualising the EU/IMF Financial Assistance Process”. In EU Balance-of-Payments Assistance for Latvia: Foundations of Success. European Commission, DG Economic and Financial Affairs. Occasional Papers. 120. Brussels, November 2012