Samuel Dahan is professor of law at Queen’s University and is cross-appointed to Cornell Law School and Paris Dauphine Law School. He is the Chief of Policy and Chair of the Deel Lab for Global Employment, a consortium on global work and compliance analytics. A qualified lawyer and mediator, his areas of interest include employment policy, data science and dispute resolution.
Dahan is the founder and Director of the Conflict Analytics Lab, a research consortium concerned with the application of analytics to dispute resolution. He is responsible for the development of MyOpenCourt, an open-access legal technology; and since 2020, he has served as an advisor to leading Canadian law firm BLG, offering guidance on optimizing dispute resolution practices. Dahan is a member of the stakeholder board of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and is the recipient of both the 2021 Stanley M. Corbett Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the 2020 INFORMS UPS Prize for best program in analytics.
Dahan’s research has been published in leading journals such as the International Journal of Economic Law; McGill Law Journal; European Labour Law Journal; Industrial Law Journal; Journal of Law and AI; AAAI; and ICML. His work has been featured on Global News, CTV, Semafore, and CBC. Prior to joining Queen’s University, Dahan was an EU official, serving as a cabinet member at the Court of Justice of the European Union and clerking for the Conseil d’Etat in France. During the financial crisis of 2008, he acted as an advisor to the financial assistance program in Latvia. Dahan also served as an affiliate faculty member at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School.
Dahan holds a doctorate from the University of Cambridge. He 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.
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• 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, www.MyOpenCourt.org (2020)
• Continuing cross-appointment at Cornell Law, Smith School of Business, Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, and Ingenuity Lab
• 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)
• 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