On behalf of the Legal Priorities Project, we are excited to finally publish our research agenda for legal priorities research: https://www.legalpriorities.org/research/research-agenda.html
In the first part, we argue that cause prioritization in legal research is both important and neglected, provide an overview of our philosophical foundations, and describe our methodological approach. In the second part, we present our current focus areas (namely, artificial intelligence, synthetic biology, institutional design, and meta-research), identify promising research projects, and provide an overview of relevant literature. In the final part, we discuss two cause areas for further engagement (namely, space governance and animal law).
Authors: Christoph Winter, Jonas Schuett, Eric Martínez, Suzanne Van Arsdale, Renan Araújo, Nick Hollman, Jeff Sebo, Andrew Stawasz, Cullen O’Keefe, Giuliana Rotola
Acknowledgements: We are grateful for valuable comments, feedback and support from Alfredo Parra, Mark Eccleston-Turner, Leonie Kößler, Sean Richardson, Tyler John, Olavo Bittencourt, Lisa Forsberg, Kevin Tobia, Bradly Condon, Markus Anderljung, Seth Baum, Tobias Baumann, Haydn Belfield, Alexis Carlier, Devin Mauney, Peter Cihon, Frans von der Dunk, Dov Greenbaum, Ameen Jauhar, David Koplow, Sebastien Krier, David Manheim, Tanja Masson-Zwaan, Cecil Abungu, Gabriel Bankman-Fried, Gregory Lewis, Janvi Ahuja, Sarah Carter, Alasdair Phillips-Robins, Caleb Huffman, and the participants at presentations of the individual parts of this agenda.
Great work! I noticed that the first three pages of the PDF are not accessible, as it is not possible to select the text.
Thanks for bringing that up! That was unintended, we will work on solving that :)
I really appreciate the work you're all doing! I'm interested in longtermism and liberal political theory, and the section on institutional design appears relevant to that.
This is amazingly comprehensive and I'm glad you took the time to make it accessible to people who are not involved with EA ideas.
Two interesting quotes from a brief glance:
[This references Michael Dickens' post on "Disappointing Futures", and I love the term "p-risks" 😊]