Law and Technology Initiatives

First Thursday of each month (beginning September 5, 2019)

We would like to invite you to attend the Northwestern Law and Technology Initiative Monthly Meeting, talks, and networking reception on Thursday, September 5. We will meet from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in Room RB150 at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. There is no charge to attend, but you must RSVP. Space is limited.

The Initiative operates at the intersection of law and technology, including legal-services delivery technologies and laws and regulations governing technologies. Our vision for the Initiative is a partnership between Pritzker School of Law, McCormick School of Engineering, and external partners such as law firms, corporate legal departments, legal aid organizations, courts, other legal-services providers, legal technology companies, and information providers.

As part of the Initiative, we are planning a series of engaging events. In addition to the Monthly Meetings, we plan to host training seminars, academic workshops, distinguished speakers, and an annual conference. We will also continue to undertake research and development projects with external partners, including in our Innovation Lab class, which was highlighted in this Law.com article.

The Initiative Monthly Meetings will focus on:

  1. building a community of practitioners, scholars, and students;
  2. sharing information, research, and other resources within this community;
  3. gathering feedback from the practitioner community regarding their challenges, needs, and interests; and
  4. providing Initiative updates.


The agenda for our September 5 Monthly Meeting is as follows:

  • Welcome, introduction to the Northwestern Law and Technology Initiative, and upcoming events - Dan Linna and Kris Hammond
  • Computation and the Law: Lessons learned from Computational Journalism - Kris Hammond
  • Measuring Innovation in Law Firms: The Legal Services Innovation Index - Dan Linna and NU Law students
  • Networking reception (5:30 - 6:00 p.m.)


To help us understand the challenges, needs, and interests of this community, please consider completing this brief survey. We will use this information as we pursue collaborative projects, develop research agendas, and identify topics for future events. We invite everyone to complete the survey.

After our September 5 meeting, we will hold our next monthly meetings on Thursday, October 3 and Thursday, November 7.

Please RSVP as soon as possible. Space is limited.