SJD Candidate
Thesis title:
Essays on the Governance of AI
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Noam Kolt is a Vanier Scholar at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. His research focuses on technology law and policy, consumer contracts, and the regulation of AI.

At the University of Toronto, Noam was appointed an inaugural Schwartz Reisman Institute for Technology and Society Graduate Fellow and held an Ethics of AI Graduate Research Fellowship at the Centre for Ethics. Previously, Noam served as a foreign law clerk in the Supreme Court of Israel and practiced at a leading Israeli law firm, where he represented venture capital funds and emerging growth companies. Noam has also been involved in testing and red-teaming frontier AI systems, such as OpenAI’s GPT-4.

Noam’s scholarship has been published or is forthcoming in the Washington University Law ReviewBerkeley Technology Law Journal, Yale Law & Policy Review, International Journal of Constitutional Law, and Melbourne University Law Review.

SJD, University of Toronto (expected 2024)
GDLP, Australian National University (2017)
BA, LLB (Hons), Monash University (2016)
Awards and Distinctions
Vanier Graduate Scholarship, Government of Canada
Inaugural Graduate Fellowship, Schwartz Reisman Institute for Technology and Society
Ethics of AI Graduate Research Fellowship, University of Toronto Centre for Ethics
Monash Law Alumni Excellence Prize
Editorial Board Member, Monash University Law Review
Professional Affiliations
Legal Priorities Project
Society for Empirical Legal Studies
International Association for Artificial Intelligence and Law
Israel Bar Association
Australian Lawyer, Supreme Court of Victoria
Selected Publications

Legal Publications

Algorithmic Black Swans, 101 Washington University Law Review (forthcoming)

Predicting Consumer Contracts, 37 Berkeley Technology Law Journal 71 (2022)

Populist Rhetoric, False Mirroring, and the Courts, 18 International Journal of Constitutional Law 746 (2020) (with Alon Harel)

Return on Data: Personalizing Consumer Guidance in Data Exchanges, 38 Yale Law & Policy Review 77 (2019)

Cosmopolitan Originalism: Revisiting the Role of International Law in Constitutional Interpretation, 41 Melbourne University Law Review 182 (2017)

Interdisciplinary Publications

LegalBench: A Collaboratively Built Benchmark for Measuring Legal Reasoning in Large Language Models (2023) (with co-authors)

Frontier AI Regulation: Managing Emerging Risks to Public Safety (2023) (with co-authors)

Model Evaluation for Extreme Risks (2023) (with co-authors)

Committee Members