Kevin Ashley

  • Professor, School of Law
  • Professor, School of Computing and Information

Kevin D. Ashley is an expert on computer modeling of legal reasoning and cyberspace legal issues. In addition to his appointment at the School of Law, he is a senior scientist at the Learning Research and Development Center and holds a secondary appointment in the School of Computing and Information.

Ashley has been a principal investigator of a number of National Science Foundation grants to study reasoning with cases in law and professional ethics. He is also the author of Modeling Legal Argument: Reasoning with Cases and Hypotheticals (MIT Press/Bradford Books, 1990) and of Artificial Intelligence and Legal Analytics: New Tools for Law Practice in the Digital Age (Cambridge University Press, 2017). A former National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator, Ashley has been a visiting scientist at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, a senior visiting fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies of the University of Bologna, and a former president of the International Association of Artificial Intelligence and Law.