Professor emeritus Law and Information
Mr. A.H.J. Schmidt read Dutch Law at the Universiteit Utrecht and has been working at the department of Law and IT (later eLaw) since 1985. Since 1988 he has been a Senior lecturer.
Mr. A.H.J. Schmidt read Dutch Law at the Universiteit Utrecht and has been working at the department of Law and IT (later eLaw, Center for Law and Digital technologies) since 1985. Since 1988 he has been a Senior lecturer.
In 1987 he published his thesis “Pallas ex machine” where he shows that knowledge systems are superior to static models when describing ministerial policy regarding conditional release out of imprisonment in the 1970s.
Schmidt is chairman of the committee of the foundation Law and IT in Leiden, member of the university committee ICT & Education, fellow of the E.M. meijers Institute. Since September 1 2003 Aernout Schmidt has been appointed as full professor of law and IT. In March Aernout Schmidt is accorded the emeritus status, with the same chair, but his appointment has been changed into a honorary professorship. Furthermore Aernout Schmidt is of council with Corvers Procurement Services B.V.
Research area and interest
His attention is aimed at interdisciplinary problems of law and IT. His current research interest is inspired by the approach the SFI (Santa Fe Institute) has adopted and which may be summarized in questions like: How can John Rawls' "The law of peoples" be understood as an emerging phenomenon (fitting in a conceptual frame extracted from work by e.g. Anderson, Farmer, Newman, Page, Sapolsky, Gazzaniga, Bloom, Akerlof, Pagel and Krakauer)?
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