Hadassah Drukarch is a research assistant at eLaw.
Hadassah Drukarch is a research assistant at eLaw – Center for Law and Digital Technologies at Leiden University, The Netherlands. In 2020 she completed the LLB International Business Law and the Honours College Law Programme at Leiden University Law School. Throughout her time at Leiden Law School, she gained knowledge in and developed a great passion and interest for the use of technology within the legal industry and all topics related to the interaction between law and digital technologies.
In practice, she has applied this knowledge and shown this passion and interest in a number of ways; besides following bachelor degree courses and electives pertaining to the interaction between law and digital technologies, she also dedicated her bachelor thesis, titled ‘Robots, Directors and Liability: Understanding corporate (mis)conduct in the context of robo-directors’, to conduct further research within the field. Furthermore, in the summer of 2019 she completed an internship at the LegalTech start-up Ligo (based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands), and as part of the Honours College Law Programme she took on a research assistantship position at eLaw in March 2020, conducting research on the legal and regulatory aspects of healthcare robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies (supervisor: Dr E. Fosch-Villaronga; European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme - Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 707404). In addition, Hadassah is an editor at the Leiden University Law School Faculty magazine, NOVUM, conducting research on and writing about topics covering the interaction between law and digital technologies and opportunities at the intersection thereof, and took part in a research traineeship at eLaw in the latter quarter of 2020, actively participating in research pertaining to the regulatory and liability aspects of Robotic Assisted Surgery (RAS).
From December 2020, Hadassah will be working as a research assistant together with Dr E. Fosch-Villaronga on Liaison, a project aiming to link robot development and policymaking to reduce the complexity in robot legal compliance (European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme – COVR Award grant agreement No 779966