Jacob Livingston Slosser

Jacob Livingston Slosser

Assistant Professor

Dr. Jacob Livingston Slosser is currently an Assistant Professor at the Centre for Comparative and European Constitutional Studies (CECS) at the University of Copenhagen Law Faculty.


Jacob’s research sits at the intersection of law and cognitive science, asking questions generally about the nature of legal cognition. His externally funded projects have covered the design and implications of hybrid legal intelligence systems for administrative and human rights law, as well as society at large; and, the use of methods from cognitive linguistics in analyzing legal texts focusing on how changes in linguistic framing affects judicial interpretation.  A highly interdisciplinary scholar, Jacob’s work and interests span a broad range of fields that cover the phenomena of legal meaning making, technology, and societal behaviour. His work has been invited for inclusion on parlimentary advisory committees on AI, international projects on cognitive legal theory and legal linguistics, interdisciplinary conferences in cognitive science, and workshops for PhD schools, among others. More information can be found at: jlslosser.com 

Primary fields of research

  • Law, Linguistics & Cognition

  • Legal approaches to non-human cognition (AI)

  • Interpretation & Judicial reasoning

  • European Human Rights Law

  • Feminist Legal Studies


  • Gender, Law & Legal Culture (Course Director)

  • European Court of Human Rights (Course Director)

  • Artificial Intelligence and Legal Disruption (Lecturer)
  • iCourts PhD Summer School (co-organizer)

Current research

Currently, Jacob is working on the legal narratives and decision making process in regards to advances in quantum computing, quantum AI, and the quantum internet, through the externally funded QSHIFT project. The objective of this research is to establish an empirical framework for understanding the factors influencing Quantum AI's future evolution

Previously, he researched the implementation of artificial intelligence in public law systems through the PACTA (Public Administration and Computational Transparency in Algorithms) project funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark. It investigated how algorithmic decision making can be implemented in public administration without undermining the legality of administrative decision-making processes or losing public trust in the authorities that use it. Prior to this he was funded as a Carlsberg Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow for his project COLLAGE (Code, Law, and Language). The aim of COLLAGE was to understand linguistic framing's role in judicial interpretation. It investigated how the law draws analogies from old concepts to new technologies through novel legal linguistic experiments.

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