The Institute for Law & AI (LawAI) is an independent think tank that researches and advises on the legal challenges posed by artificial intelligence. We believe that sound legal analysis will promote security, welfare, and the rule of law.
What we do
Suzanne is a Research Manager at LawAI, where she manages consulting projects. Her research includes frontier AI regulation and compute governance. Suzanne received her J.D. from Harvard Law School, where she was Editor-in-Chief of both the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology and the Harvard Negotiation Law Review, was Senior Technical Editor of the Business Law Review, and worked with the Department of Justice, Civil Division, Intellectual Property Section. Suzanne is also a Law and Policy Fellow at the Wild Animal Initiative, where she conducts legal and policy research to improve the welfare of wild animals.
Mackenzie is Director of US Policy at LawAI, where he provides analysis and advice to ensure that advances in AI benefit the public at large. His own research focuses on administrative law, agency decision making, and liability. Prior to joining LawAI, Mackenzie clerked for Judge Joseph A. Greenaway, Jr. of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, worked in public health law at a New York nonprofit, and graduated, cum laude, from Harvard Law School. Before law school, Mackenzie completed a Fulbright Grant in Ourense, Spain and received his B.A. in political science, summa cum laude, from Boston College, winning the G.F. & J.W. Bemis Award (for exemplary service to others) and the Donald S. Carlisle Award (awarded to the top graduate in political science).
Matthijs is Senior Research Fellow at LawAI. His work focuses on mapping theories of change for long-term AI governance, different international institutional designs for AI, and the effect of AI on international law. He is also a research affiliate with the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk, and a non-residential research associate at King’s College, University of Cambridge. Matthijs received a PhD in Law from the University of Copenhagen, and a MSc in International Relations from the University of Edinburgh. He has previous experience working at The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies and the Dutch Embassy in Beirut, amongst others.
Daisy Newbold-Harrop works as LawAI’s Operations Manager. Prior to joining the team, she managed events bringing together academics and professionals working on AI governance, as well as those interested in doing so. She holds an MSc in Global Politics, with a specialization in governance of advanced technologies, from the London School of Economics and Political Science; and a BA in Philosophy and Politics from the University of Exeter, UK.
Eric is a Research Fellow at LawAI. He researches how lawyers, non-lawyer humans and machines create, understand and interpret law, as well as the implications of these findings for both long-standing and cutting-edge questions of law and policy. To answer these questions, Eric’s research complements traditional legal-doctrinal analysis with empirical methods, such as behavioral experiments and observational data analysis. Eric holds a JD from Harvard Law School, is a PhD candidate in cognitive science at MIT, and is admitted to the bar of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Charlie is a Research Scholar at LawAI. Charlie's research focuses on the intersection of AI governance and U.S. law and policy, with a particular focus on U.S. administrative law. Charlie received his J.D. from Yale Law School in 2020, where he was an editor of the Yale Journal on Regulation. After law school, Charlie clerked for the Honorable Sue E. Myerscough of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois and worked as an associate at the law firm of Reichman, Jorgensen, Lehman and Feldberg LLP.