News: "Law, Business, and Technology"

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.

Conference Explores the Relationship Between Law and Innovation
Over 100 faculty, students, lawyers, scientists, engineers, doctors, and entrepreneurs gathered at Northwestern Law on June 17 for a one-day conference titled "Bridges not Barriers: The Law-STEM Alliance as a Catalyst for Innovation."

Northwestern Law Students and Alumni Awarded Startup Capital at Northwestern University Venture Challenge
Kieren Patel, Jesse Chang, and Amy Garber are all part of startups that took home prizes at this year's Northwestern University Venture Challenge.

Northwestern Law Welcomes Class of 2015 Executive LLM Madrid Students
Northwestern Law welcomes 15 Executive LLM Madrid students for the final two weeks of their program.

Northwestern Law Experience: Law & Entrepreneurship
A variety of programs and courses facilitate work at the intersection of law and entrepreneurship, including the Bluhm Legal Clinic’s Entrepreneurship Law Center (ELC); NUvention; the three-year JD-MBA program; and the Master of Science in Law program.

Northwestern Law Alumna Named eBay General Counsel
Marie Oh Huber (JD ’86) was named general counsel at eBay.

Center for Practice Engagement and Innovation Established
Northwestern Law has launched the Center for Practice Engagement and Innovation, which will be directed by Professor James A. Lupo.

Patents, Piracy, and Predictions
Northwestern Law Professor John O. McGinnis and McCormick School of Engineering Professor Diego Klabjan collaborate on legal analytics software to predict future patent disputes

Curriculum Development Grant Brings Technology to Mediation
Alyson Carrel awarded Access to Justice Author Course Project grant.

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