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The 5 Traits Every Entrepreneur Must Have
For an episode of Planet Lex: The Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Podcast, Howard Tullman (JD ’70), Executive Director of the Ed Kaplan Family Institute for Innovation and Tech Entrepreneurship and former CEO of 1871 Chicago, and Governor J.B. Pritzker (JD ’93), co-founder of the Pritzker Group, discussed what it takes to pursue innovation in business.

Patents to Privacy: How Northwestern Law’s Intellectual Property Scholars are Leading the Field with an Empirical and Interdisciplinary Approach
In an era of rapid technological change, the members of Northwestern Law’s Intellectual Property (IP) faculty are focused on the study of innovation and the law. Collectively, the group represents impressive strength and influence — their scholarship guides countless courts and policymakers who must keep pace with staggering innovations.

Interdisciplinary Team Receives NSF Grant to Build Open, Searchable Platform for Court Records
An interdisciplinary team of Northwestern professors, including seven members of the Northwestern Law faculty, was awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Convergence Accelerator Grant this month for the Northwestern Open Access to Court Records Initiative (NOACRI). The million-dollar grant will support the group’s effort to download PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records) dockets and build an open, searchable platform for the public and for researchers.

Myra Pasek (JD '90), 2019 Distinguished Entrepreneur Award Recipient, Shares Lessons Learned
Myra Pasek (JD ’90), the 2019 Distinguished Entrepreneur Award recipient, has had a career that many young lawyers dream of — after years at big law firms, she made the switch into the world of tech startups, working at high-profile companies like Tesla and Impossible Foods. Today, she is General Counsel at Ouster, a San Francisco company bringing 3D sensors to the masses.

Dean Daniel B. Rodriguez Named Chair of ABA Center on Innovation
The American Bar Association’s Center for Innovation has appointed Dean Daniel B. Rodriguez as the new chair of its governing council.

“Beyond Our Borders” Dares the Legal Industry to Change
On May 3-4, legal industry thought leaders from around the world gathered at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law for “Beyond Our Borders”, a global innovation summit on the changing landscape of the legal ecosystem. The conference consisted of twelve different panels, presentations, and networking events that tackled the future of the legal industry at a time when technological advances, new delivery models and a rapidly-shifting marketplace are transforming the profession.

Northwestern Law Launches Suite of Spring 2018 Law-Tech Offerings
This Spring, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law will launch "Navigating the Future of Law," a series of events focused on how technology is changing legal services. These events, which are open to the entire Northwestern Law community, offer students, faculty and alumni an opportunity to hear from the business leaders, technologists, design thinkers, educators and attorneys who are changing the global legal landscape.

How Northwestern Law's Innovation Lab Teaches Students to Think Differently
In the Innovation Lab, students are tasked with using technology to address challenges in the legal system. Sometimes, says one instructor, that means turning law school lessons on their head.

Planet Lex Podcast: The Best Episodes of 2017
Whether you’re on the road, in flight, or simply hiding from the seasonal chaos, there’s no better time than the holidays to catch up on your podcast listening. These four episodes of Northwestern Pritzker School of Law’s Planet Lex have something for everyone – the political junkie, the book lover, the aspiring entrepreneur, even the budding cannabis attorney.

Northwestern Law Launches Online Master of Science in Law Degree
The new online Master of Science in Law (MSL) degree will launch in the fall of 2018. The online classes are a more accessible option for STEM professionals around the world who wish to deepen their understanding of law and business within the STEM context.

Andrew Arruda, CEO of Ross Intelligence, Discusses AI in the Legal Profession
On November 6, Dean Daniel B. Rodriguez hosted Andrew Arruda, CEO of Ross Intelligence, at a packed fireside chat in Aspen Hall. The presentation was part of Northwestern Pritzker School of Law’s recently announced partnership with Ross Intelligence. At the event, Arruda shared his thoughts on how technology can further the goals of the legal industry, what AI can do for legal services, and also provided a demonstration of ROSS’s cutting-edge technology.

Northwestern Law Ranks at Top of New Law School Innovation Index
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law is ranked at the top of a new Law School Innovation Index that aims to measure the extent to which law schools prepare students to deliver legal services in the 21st Century.

Northwestern Law and ROSS Intelligence Partner to Address Access-to-Justice through AI
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law is proud to announce a new partnership with ROSS Intelligence, the leading provider of artificial intelligence-based research tools. The partnership is focused on teaching Northwestern Law students how legal technology can facilitate the provision of legal services and address widespread access-to-justice issues.

Legal Mosaic CEO Mark Cohen Named CPEI Distinguished Fellow
Mark Cohen, CEO and founder of Legal Mosaic, has been appointed as a distinguished fellow of the Law School’s Center for Practice Engagement and Innovation (CPEI).

Northwestern Law, Kellogg to Partner on San Francisco Immersion Program
The San Francisco Immersion Program is open to Northwestern Law JD students and is tailored toward students interested in understanding the legal and business environment of growth-stage start-up firms, venture capital firms and high-tech companies.

Northwestern Law Hosts Techstars Chicago Demo Day
Over four hundred people gathered at Thorne Auditorium to watch 10 startup founders pitch their companies to mentors, colleagues and other members of the tech community. As first-time hosts of the event, Demo Day gave the Law School the opportunity to showcase some exciting developments in technology and continue its commitment to advancing the law-tech space.

Kamau Murray Inaugurates This Year's DPELC-MSL Speaker Series
Kamau Murray, coach of U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens, shared his triumphant story of the XS Tennis and Education Foundation during the inaugural talk of the DPELC-MSL Speakers Series.

Law Profs Experiment with EdTech at New Event
Dean Daniel B. Rodriguez welcomed the faculty members of Northwestern Pritzker School of Law to TEaCH LAW. The new event was designed to encourage the use of technology tools to help increase engagement and understanding, assess student and class performance, and create a more collaborative environment reflective of today’s legal practice.

Five Kellogg Courses Available to Law Students This Fall
Starting in Fall 2017, JD and LLM students will have the opportunity to take a suite of five core Kellogg courses taught by full-time Kellogg professors, devoted solely to law students.

LearnLeo Looks to Improve Law School and Beyond
The online platform created by Wilson Tsu (JD-MBA ’08) uses technology to save time and enhance learning.

Northwestern Law Team Wins Inaugural Startup LawMeet Competition
A Northwestern Pritzker School of Law team won the inaugural Startup LawMeet, an interdisciplinary competition for students interested in a transactional practice specifically involving entrepreneurial companies.

U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commissioner Sharon Bowen (JD, MBA ’82) to Deliver Brodsky Lecture
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law is thrilled to welcome Sharon Y. Bowen (JD '82, MBA '82), U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commissioner, for the 2017 Brodsky Family Northwestern JD-MBA Lecture on Monday, February 13. Bowen’s lecture, “Undercurrents of Disruption to Our Markets and Societies: How We Can Respond,” will be followed by a Q and A session with Paul A. Meister, (JD '87), vice chairman and managing director at Grosvenor Capital Management, L.P.

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