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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.

Professor Richard Susskind to Speak on Technology and the Legal Profession at Northwestern Law
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law’s Center for Practice Engagement and Innovation (CPEI) is excited to welcome world-renowned thought leader and author Richard Susskind for a series of exciting events on November 22 and 23.

Northwestern Law Debuts Topical Podcast with Legal Talk Network
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law is thrilled to announce the launch of the Planet Lex podcast, a series of conversations about the law today and its role within the ever-changing global, societal, and technological landscapes. Hosted by Dean Daniel B. Rodriguez and produced by the Legal Talk Network, each episode features interviews with thought leaders on the selected topic, including several prominent Northwestern faculty members.

New Curriculum to Address Technologically Driven Economy
Two significant curricular additions, designed to help graduates succeed in the technologically driven global economy, were recently approved by Northwestern Pritzker School of Law faculty.

Amy Garber (MSL ’15) and Hazel Technologies awarded $500,000 at the 2016 Clean Energy Trust Challenge
A team of Northwestern University entrepreneurs—including Law School alumna Amy Garber (MSL ’15) —earned the top prize at the 2016 Clean Energy Trust Challenge, the $500,000 Illinois Clean Energy Fund Award for their startup Hazel Technologies.

Professor John McGinnis Moderated Panel Discussion on Legal Technology
McGinnis moderated a panel entitled, “The Current Practice and Future Promise of Legal Technology,” at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law on March 28, 2016. The discussion explored how disruptive technologies are changing legal practice and the way legal services are delivered.

Howard Tullman (JD '70) to Address Law School Class of 2016
Howard A. Tullman (JD '70), chief executive officer of 1871, will deliver the main convocation address at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law on May 13, 2016.

The Current Practice and Future Promise of Legal Technology Panel Discussion
Disruptive technologies are changing legal practice and the way legal services are delivered. On March 28, John McGinnis, the George C. Dix Professor in Constitutional Law, will moderate a conversation about current realities and future opportunities in a rapidly evolving technological landscape.

Curriculum Development Grant Expands Entrepreneurship Lab
A curriculum development grant from VentureWell, a nonprofit organization that supports technology entrepreneurship, will allow the Master of Science in Law program to expand its Entrepreneurship Lab, a key component of the program’s unique curriculum.

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