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Professor Dan Hunter

Executive Dean, The Dickson Poon School of Law

  • Professor of Law

Biography

Dan Hunter is the Executive Dean of the Dickson Poon School of Law at King’s College London. He was previously the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Law at Queensland University of Technology and the Founding Dean of Swinburne Law School in Australia.

He is an international expert in internet and intellectual property law, AI & law, and legal tech and legal innovation. He holds a PhD from Cambridge on the cognitive science of legal reasoning, as well as computer science and law degrees from Monash University, and an LLM by research from the University of Melbourne.

He regularly publishes on the intersection of computers and law. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law, the creator of the Future Law Podcast and the founder of four startups: in edtech (Quitch), legaltech (Settle Easy), and regulatory technology (Fourth Line and Gracenote).

Research interests

  • AI & Law, including the use of AI in criminal justice and civil procedure and the legal theoretical implications of autonomous systems.
  • Legaltech and legal innovation models, including the future of legal practice.

News

King's hosts inaugural Legal Generative AI Hackathon

The Dickson Poon School of Law together with the Department of Informatics hosted the inaugural King’s Legal Generative AI (Artificial Intelligence)...

a group of students, sponsors and academics standing in front of a presentation screen with chairs in front of them

King's academics and industry experts discuss developing AI and 'moving beyond the panic'

King’s academics joined policy and industry experts at Science Gallery London on 16 Jan to discuss where we go next with AI development, regulation and policy.

240117_AI & The Future Event Panel

King's hosts Law Schools Global League Conference and 11th Summer School

The Law Schools Global League (LSGL) General Assembly and Academic Conference, and the 11th LSGL Summer School was hosted by King’s in July, bringing together...

A large group of people smiling in front of steps

'Inspirational, informative and thought-provoking': King's Festival of Artificial Intelligence

King’s opened its doors to the public to explore the latest AI developments at this five-day festival.

AI Festival AI Panel Auditorium 2

Bronze Reggie statue gifted to Hong Kong Alumni Association

Alumnus William Kwan FKC (Law, 1959) has gifted a specially commissioned bronze Reggie statue to the King’s Hong Kong Alumni Association, an organisation for...

An image of Dr Bertrand Leung being handed a small statue of Reggie the lion, The King's College London mascot, by William Kwan FKC.

Alumnus gives King's largest US donation to drive forward digital law research

A generous gift from a US-based alumnus will create the Jeff Price Chair in Digital Law at The Dickson Poon School of Law.

An exterior shot of Somerset House East Wing - an old, white stone building - with a statue in the foreground

Samidha Malhotra appointed Director of Professional Law Institute

Samidha Malhotra succeeds Professor Djakhongir Saidov as the new Director of the Professional Law Institute (PLI), part of The Dickson Poon School of Law.

Sam Malhotra 780 x 440

Events

04Mar780 Singapore 2024

King's South East Asia Tour 2024 - Singapore

Join us for an exclusive alumni event in Singapore.

Please note: this event has passed.

06Mar780 KL 2024

King's South East Asia Tour 2024 - Kuala Lumpur

Join us for an exclusive alumni event in Malaysia.

07Mar780 HK 2024

King's South East Asia Tour 2024 - Hong Kong

Join us for an exclusive alumni event in Hong Kong.

16JanImage credit Artist: Angela Palmer, Photographer: Andrew Smart

Living well with technology: AI and the future

Amidst the rapid changes affecting all industries, how do we navigate the AI revolution?

Please note: this event has passed.

23MayLegal Design and the strive for innovation in the legal system a CIGAD event taking place on the 23 May 2023 from 18:00

Legal Design and the strive for innovation in the legal system

In this seminar we will explore the innovation and changes that are transforming the legal system as we know it.

Please note: this event has passed.

25MayCyber Law AI iStock-1161855919

The Law and Ethics of Generative AI

Professor Dan Hunter discusses generative AI and some of the profound legal and ethical issues created by large language models.

Please note: this event has passed.

18MayThe EU and Uk

Weaponised trade: The EU and the UK in a polarised world

Join us at the the Dickson Poon School of Law for this exciting event with the Italian Ambassador.

Please note: this event has passed.

20AprTELOS conference thumbnail

Private law and new technologies

The Technology, Ethics, Law and Society (TELOS), is delighted to invite you to attend the Private Law and New Technology Conference

Please note: this event has passed.

30Novthe future of competition enforcement thumbnail

The Future of Competition Enforcement

The Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London and the Brussels School of Governance are delighted to invite you to this joint event on the Future of...

Please note: this event has passed.

News

King's hosts inaugural Legal Generative AI Hackathon

The Dickson Poon School of Law together with the Department of Informatics hosted the inaugural King’s Legal Generative AI (Artificial Intelligence)...

a group of students, sponsors and academics standing in front of a presentation screen with chairs in front of them

King's academics and industry experts discuss developing AI and 'moving beyond the panic'

King’s academics joined policy and industry experts at Science Gallery London on 16 Jan to discuss where we go next with AI development, regulation and policy.

240117_AI & The Future Event Panel

King's hosts Law Schools Global League Conference and 11th Summer School

The Law Schools Global League (LSGL) General Assembly and Academic Conference, and the 11th LSGL Summer School was hosted by King’s in July, bringing together...

A large group of people smiling in front of steps

'Inspirational, informative and thought-provoking': King's Festival of Artificial Intelligence

King’s opened its doors to the public to explore the latest AI developments at this five-day festival.

AI Festival AI Panel Auditorium 2

Bronze Reggie statue gifted to Hong Kong Alumni Association

Alumnus William Kwan FKC (Law, 1959) has gifted a specially commissioned bronze Reggie statue to the King’s Hong Kong Alumni Association, an organisation for...

An image of Dr Bertrand Leung being handed a small statue of Reggie the lion, The King's College London mascot, by William Kwan FKC.

Alumnus gives King's largest US donation to drive forward digital law research

A generous gift from a US-based alumnus will create the Jeff Price Chair in Digital Law at The Dickson Poon School of Law.

An exterior shot of Somerset House East Wing - an old, white stone building - with a statue in the foreground

Samidha Malhotra appointed Director of Professional Law Institute

Samidha Malhotra succeeds Professor Djakhongir Saidov as the new Director of the Professional Law Institute (PLI), part of The Dickson Poon School of Law.

Sam Malhotra 780 x 440

Events

04Mar780 Singapore 2024

King's South East Asia Tour 2024 - Singapore

Join us for an exclusive alumni event in Singapore.

Please note: this event has passed.

06Mar780 KL 2024

King's South East Asia Tour 2024 - Kuala Lumpur

Join us for an exclusive alumni event in Malaysia.

07Mar780 HK 2024

King's South East Asia Tour 2024 - Hong Kong

Join us for an exclusive alumni event in Hong Kong.

16JanImage credit Artist: Angela Palmer, Photographer: Andrew Smart

Living well with technology: AI and the future

Amidst the rapid changes affecting all industries, how do we navigate the AI revolution?

Please note: this event has passed.

23MayLegal Design and the strive for innovation in the legal system a CIGAD event taking place on the 23 May 2023 from 18:00

Legal Design and the strive for innovation in the legal system

In this seminar we will explore the innovation and changes that are transforming the legal system as we know it.

Please note: this event has passed.

25MayCyber Law AI iStock-1161855919

The Law and Ethics of Generative AI

Professor Dan Hunter discusses generative AI and some of the profound legal and ethical issues created by large language models.

Please note: this event has passed.

18MayThe EU and Uk

Weaponised trade: The EU and the UK in a polarised world

Join us at the the Dickson Poon School of Law for this exciting event with the Italian Ambassador.

Please note: this event has passed.

20AprTELOS conference thumbnail

Private law and new technologies

The Technology, Ethics, Law and Society (TELOS), is delighted to invite you to attend the Private Law and New Technology Conference

Please note: this event has passed.

30Novthe future of competition enforcement thumbnail

The Future of Competition Enforcement

The Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London and the Brussels School of Governance are delighted to invite you to this joint event on the Future of...

Please note: this event has passed.