Samuel Dahan

Chief Policy Officer Deel

Speaker at LegalTechTalk 2024

Samuel Dahan

Samuel Dahan is a professor of law at Queen’s University and an Adjunct Professor at Cornell Law School. He is the Director of the Conflict Analytics Lab, a consortium for AI research on law and conflict resolution. He is also Chair of the Deel Lab for Global Employment, a policy institute on global work. 

Dahan is leading the development of MyOpenCourt and OpenJustice, two AI legal systems. He is the recipient of both the 2021 Stanley M. Corbett Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the 2020 INFORMS UPS Prize for best program in analytics and AI. 

Dahan’s research has been published in such journals as the International Journal of Economic Law; McGill Law Journal; European Labour Law Journal; Industrial Law Journal; Journal of Law and AI; AAAI; and ICML. His work has been featured in Business Insider, Global News, Bloomberg, Semafore, Børsen and 

Dahan clerked for the French Administrative Supreme Court (Conseil d’Etat), as well as serving as a Cabinet Member at the Court of Justice of the European Union and as a policy advisor at the EU Commission.  During the financial crisis of 2008, he acted as an advisor to the financial assistance program in Latvia. Dahan has also been an affiliate faculty member at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School.  

Dahan holds a doctorate from the University of Cambridge. He has studied law and dispute resolution at Harvard Law School; the Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS-Ulm); the Sorbonne; Leuven University in Belgium; and the University of Nice. He was a bronze medalist at the French and UK championships in kickboxing and Taekwondo.