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Rafael Dean Brown

Rafael Dean Brown
Qatar University College of Law · Legal Skills

Juris Doctor
Artificial Intelligence Law, Qatar University College of Law, Jean Monnet Module Convenor

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Introduction
Rafael Dean Brown is an artificial intelligence law, emerging tech regulation, and legal skills expert. He received his Juris Doctor and B.A. English (magna cum laude) from Case Western Reserve University. He joined the Qatar University College of Law in 2015, where he teaches Legal Skills and Methodology, and Business Law and Ethics. He serves on the Faculty Senate, Vice Chair of Faculty Affairs, and is a Jean Monnet Convenor in the Doha Courses on EU Law.
Additional affiliations
August 2015 - September 2022
Qatar University College of Law
Position
  • Assistant Professor of Law
Description
  • Classes Taught: Legal Writing II, Legal Skills and Methodology, Business Law and Ethics Faculty Senate; Legal Skills Department; Affiliate Member, Centre for Law and Development; Jean Monnet Convenor
May 2008 - December 2011
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Position
  • Associate Director
Description
  • Courses Taught: Foreign Graduate Seminar, Evidence Law, English for Foreign Graduate Students
May 2002 - May 2008
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Position
  • Assistant Director
Description
  • Courses Taught: Foreign Graduate Seminar, Evidence Law, English for Foreign Graduate Students
Education
August 1999 - July 2002
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Field of study
  • Law
August 1995 - July 1999
Case Western Reserve University
Field of study
  • English

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Publications (21)
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Despite an emerging international consensus on principles of AI governance, lawmakers have so far failed to translate those principles into regulations in the financial sector. Perhaps, in order to remain competitive in the global race for AI supremacy without being typecast as stifling innovation, typically cautious financial regulators are unusua...
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This article explores the legal and ethical implications of big data's pursuit of human 'digital thought clones'. It identifies various types of digital clones that have been developed and demonstrates how the pursuit of more accurate personalised consumer data for micro-targeting leads to the evolution of digital thought clones. The article explai...
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This paper adds to the discussion on the legal personhood of artificial intelligence by focusing on one area not covered by previous works on the subject-ownership of property. The author discusses the nexus between property ownership and legal personhood. The paper explains the prevailing misconceptions about the requirements of rights or duties i...
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This paper argues for a sandbox approach to regulating artificial intelligence (AI) to complement a strict liability regime. The authors argue that sandbox regulation is an appropriate complement to a strict liability approach, given the need to maintain a balance between a regulatory approach that aims to protect people and society on the one hand...
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The art industry has commercialised and popularised non-fungible tokens (NFTs), with the volume and value of NFT transactions rapidly growing to US$ 10.7 billion in Q3 2021. The increase in NFT transactions has drawn the attention of the art market to the consequent carbon emissions resulting from verifying transactions in proof-of-work blockchains...
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The European Union (EU) is leading in the regulation of data privacy and artificial intelligence through the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the proposed European Commission (EC) regulation, and the proposed European Parliament (EP) regulations concerning Artificial Intelligence (AI). The EU also regulates AI through ethical aspects and...
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The presentation was given at Qatar University College of Law, and discussed the dual role of law and ethics in regulating artificial intelligence. The presentation provides an overview of the development of AI regulation and ethics in the European Union and the United States, and discusses future areas of regulatory activity. The presentation was...
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Big data analytics is transforming the water sector at the national and international levels. Its potential impact on transboundary water resource governance is being assessed, for example, in the context of selected basins, including the Ramotswa aquifer shared between South Africa and Botswana. However, international water law and transboundary w...
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This poster visualizes an article titled “Human digital thought clones: the Holy Grail of artificial intelligence for big data”, which explores the legal and ethical implications of big data’s pursuit of human ‘digital thought clones’. It identifies various types of digital clones that have been developed and demonstrates how the pursuit of more ac...
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Supplementary materials, whether created by English language instructors themselves or borrowed from other resources, play a significant role in teaching writing to English language learners. In both cases, the development and/or selection process involves certain stages that challenge materials developers at different levels and with varying inten...
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This article explores the legal and ethical implications of big data’s pursuit of human ‘digital thought clones’. It identifies various types of digital clones that have been developed and demonstrates how the pursuit of more accurate personalised consumer data for micro-targeting leads to the evolution of digital thought clones. The article explai...
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Researchers suggest that there is an urgent need for stringent domestic regulations to protect citizens against misuse of digital thought clones.
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There is a growing consensus that emergency arbitration is now a permanent and integral part of international arbitration. Commentators and practitioners recognise the significance of the emergency arbitrator mechanism in protecting the parties’ assets and interests. In emergency arbitration, institutional rules give a solo arbitrator, called the e...
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While the field of materials development has grown in the past twenty years, covering areas like EAP and ESP, there remains a need to elaborate further the strategies and to develop a process for developing materials for EALP courses such as legal writing. Legal writing in particular poses unique challenges like the complex system of legal writing...
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In an age when cybersecurity vulnerabilities can be used as a pretext for a blockade, as in the case of Qatar prompted by a hack of the Qatar News Agency, it becomes incumbent upon states to consider legislating the capability maturity measurement and the development of their cybersecurity programs across the community. This paper proposes a Qatar...
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On 9 March 2017, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAS) of Qatar issued regulations covering registration requirements and permissible uses of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), commonly known as drones (hereafter referred to as the Drone Regulations). The Drone Regulations aim to strike a balance among concerns of safety, privacy, and the highly-valued...
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In March 2017, Qatar’s Civil Aviation Authority issued regulations covering the registration requirements and permissible uses of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), commonly known as drones. The new regulations aim to strike a balance between safety and privacy concerns and the commercial value of drones. Unlike drone regulations in other countries w...
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Wilson Huhn’s book, Five Types of Legal Arguments, which categorizes legal arguments into five categories (text, intent, precedent, tradition and policy), largely inspired me to consider whether it was possible to create a taxonomy of the methods, rather than the types, of legal analysis lawyers commonly use in legal writing. I began by examining e...
Conference Paper
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The paper focuses on the cross-cultural and cross-linguistic challenges for ESL students using contrastive rhetoric theory, a growing and evolving field of study, which focuses on the relationship of culture, language, logic, and rhetoric. The underlying assumption to contrastive rhetoric theory is that language and writing are cultural phenomena w...
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The inquiry into the cross-cultural and cross-linguistic challenges for English as a Second Language (ESL) students when composing in various academic settings has long been undertaken by contrastive rhetoricians. Contrastive rhetoric is a growing and evolving field of study on the differences and similarities in cross cultural and cross linguistic...

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This project explores the various challenges and proposals for regulating artificial intelligence and its applications in multiple sectors.