Note: This question is NOT about using computers/AI in legal practice.

I found a paper (pdf here) that makes the analogy between law and computer programming:

  • Laws and contracts are programs/algorithms. They are transmitted on paper, but executed by humans (i.e. in our brains).

  • The legal system is a programming environment

  • Legal language is a programming language

I am wondering if more has been written on this. I have searched but have not found much. I am specifically looking for published papers that explore this analogy (whether in law journals or computer science journals).

NOTE: again, this is not specifically about "using AI or IT for the purpose of law", though I can imagine that people who work on that problem have also thought about this.

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    $\begingroup$ There may have been some work in this, the field in CS that seems the closest related to this question to me is model checking and formal methods for program analysis. However, this question seems mainly to be of a philosophical nature. Therefore, you may wish to ask it on Philosophy instead. However, please do not post the same question on multiple sites. $\endgroup$ – Discrete lizard Apr 29 '19 at 13:51

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