Unlocking the Potential of AI for English Law

2019 - 2021

A project funded by the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund’s (ISCF) Next Generation Services Research Programme and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

This is a collaboration between Oxford Saïd and the faculties of Law, Economics, Computer Science, and Education at the University of Oxford. The proposed research will explore the potential and limitations of using artificial intelligence (AI) in support of legal services.

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Study of Alternative Legal Service Providers (ALSPs)

2017, 2019 & 2021

This study involves analysing the size and shape of the Alternative Legal Service Providers market, and the strategies of law firms and corporate legal departments using ALSPs.

The first study took place in 2017, and the biannual update report in 2019 reveals growth in the ALSP industry in terms of overall usage and the breadth and sophistication of services. The study has been carried out by Thomson Reuters, in partnership with the University of Oxford Saïd Business School, Georgetown Law’s Center on Ethics and the Legal Profession, and UK-based legal research firm Acritas.

Download the 2021 ALSP study report.

Download the 2019 ALSP study report.

Download the 2017 ALSP study report.

Understanding institutional change in Asia (INCAS)

01 June 2015 - 31 May 2019

A comparative perspective with Europe.

Funded by the European Union’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE), INCAS aims to create a top-level research and advanced training network on institutional change in Asia, in comparative perspective with Europe.

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Record of Research Grants Held

Unlocking the Potential of AI for English Law (£1,200,000) 2019-2020

  • UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and UK Innovate New Generation Services

Understanding Institutional Change in Asia (INCAS) (EUR 778,500) 2015-2019

  • European Union Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Comparative Study of Professionals in Market and Hierarchy (£10,000) 2014-2016

  • British Academy/ Leverhulme Trust Small Grants

Unbundling of Corporate Functions (USD 30,000) 2005-2006

  • IBM Faculty Award

Productivity, Outsourcing, and Offshoring of Business Services (£575,000) 2003-2007

  • ESRC/EPSRC Advanced Institute of Management Senior Fellowship

Contingent Labor in the Auto Industry (USD10,000) 2006-2007

  • International Motor Vehicle Program, MIT

Supplier Parks in the Global Auto Industry 2002-2003

  • International Motor Vehicle Program, MIT, USA

Comparison of Employment Adjustment at Deutsche Telekom and NTT 2002-2003

  • Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI), Tokyo

Global Internet Economy 2000-2002

  • Book project funded by the Jones Center, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Modularization and Outsourcing in the Car Industry 1998-2002

  • International Motor Vehicle Program, MIT, USA

Benchmarking Supplier Development in the Car Industry 1997-1999

  • International Motor Vehicle Program, MIT, USA

Business and Labour Associational Networks in Britain and Japan 1997-1998

  • ESRC Senior Management Fellowship

The Role of Trade Union Federation (Roren) in the Car and Electrical Machinery Industries in Japan 1996-1997

  • Japan Foundation Fellowship and Japan Productivity Centre for Socio-Economic Development

Surveys of Auto Components Suppliers in Japan, Europe, and the USA 1992-1997

  • International Motor Vehicle Program, MIT

Vocational Training and Comparative Economic Performance 1993-1997

  • With with Colin Crouch (European Institute, Florence), David Finegold (Rand Corporation, USA) and David Soskice (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin)

Coordinated Pay Bargaining in Japan 1994-1996

  • Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics

Technology-based Competitiveness and Strategic Linkage between Large and Small Firms 1992-1994

  • National Institute of Research Advancement, Japan, and Anglo-Japanese Daiwa Foundation (with Professor Mark Dodgson, SPRU, University of Sussex, and Australian National University)

Training, Productivity and Quality Control in Japanese Multinational Enterprises 1991-1993

  • Suntory-Toyota International Centre for Economic and Related Disciplines, LSE

Subcontracting Patterns and Economic Performance in the UK and Japan 1986-1988

  • UK Economic and Social Research Council

The Wider Labour Market Effects of the Youth Training Scheme and the Young Workers Scheme 1984-1986

  • A survey project commissioned by the Manpower Services Commission, UK, directed by R P Dore