Leading Legal Disruption: Artificial Intelligence and A Toolkit for Lawyers and the Law

Leading Legal Disruption: Artificial Intelligence and A Toolkit for Lawyers and the Law

Pina's AI Book

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Prof Pina D'Agostino

Prof Giuseppina D’Agostino is the Founder & Director of IP Osgoode, the IP Intensive Program, and the IP Innovation Clinic, the Editor-in-Chief for the IPilogue and the Intellectual Property Journal, and an Associate Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School. She is also very proud of her new book!


I am excited to share that I just published a collection on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the law, Leading Legal Disruption: Artificial Intelligence and a Toolkit for Lawyers and the Law (Thomson Reuters 2021). Co-edited with Dr. Aviv Gaon and Carole Piovesan, the book provides a provocative analysis on the emerging terrain of AI and how it interrogates various areas of the law. The book, that features a foreword from the Hon. Marshall Rothstein (formerly of the Supreme Court of Canada), is an international collaboration of thought leaders in AI, with contributors from Canada, the USA, Europe and Israel. Issues discussed include intellectual property, privacy, contract law, regulation, governance, ethics, business and more. Importantly, such issues merit a toolkit of practical and international perspectives as they are increasingly complex and ajurisdictional.   

In many ways this book is also a reflection of Osgoode’s strengths in AI. My co-editors, Dr. Aviv Gaon, Director at IDC Herzliya of Experiential Programs, is a PhD graduate (class of 2019) publishing several other books on AI and emerging technology, and Carole Piovesan (class of 2009) has co-founded her own firm, INQ Law.  I am myself an LL. B graduate from Osgoode (class of 1999), eventually returned as faculty to found and run IP Osgoode and I am currently co-chairing the York University AI & Society Task Force, among many other initiatives in this space.

I am particularly thankful to the Osgoode JD students who provided helpful research assistance: Elif Babaoglu, Daniel Joseph, Joseph Simile, Rachel Marcus, Christopher Tsuji, and Julianna Felendzer.

I am most grateful for the enthusiastic endorsements by Prof David Vaver (Professor of Intellectual Property Law, Osgoode; Emeritus Professor of Intellectual Property & Information Technology Law, University of Oxford), Prof Jane Ginsburg (Morton L. Janklow Professor of Literary and Artistic Property Law, Columbia University School of Law), Justice Michael Manson (Federal Court of Canada), and Dan Bereskin (Partner, Bereskin & Parr LLP) all which can be read on the back cover.

They say you can’t judge a book by its cover, but I particularly like this one, inspired by an AI and suggestive of our youth, our future ultimately grappling with AI and other emerging technology, that will iterate in every generation.

I look forward to hearing from you on your thoughts on the book (and the cover!). You may order your copy here.