Beyond our Borders: A Global Legal Innovation Summit

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Thursday-Friday, May 3-4, 2018

The legal industry is undergoing massive transformation, spurred by technological advances, new delivery models, a burgeoning wave of entrepreneurialism, and a new legal buy/sell dynamic. The change is occurring within the United States and across the world; it is a global phenomenon.

Northwestern Law is pleased to host a 2-day summit of global legal industry thought leaders in May in Chicago. This is a unique opportunity to hear from and engage with progressive leaders across all facets of the global legal community including: regulators, firm and in-house attorneys, technologists, legal educators, marketing and media. Discover how the legal ecosystem is being transformed across national boundaries and continents. 

There is no charge for this event, but registration is required.

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Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
375 East Chicago Avenue, Rubloff 150
Chicago, IL 60611


Speakers include:

  • Andrew Arruda, CEO and Cofounder, ROSS Intelligence, San Francisco
  • Eva Bruch, Founder of AlterWork, an organization of legal professionals and startups focused on developing a culture of innovation, Barcelona, Spain
  • Mark Cohen, CEO, Legal Mosaic and Distinguished Fellow, Center for Practice Engagement and Innovation, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, Washington, D.C. / Chicago
  • John Fernandez, US Chief Innovation Officer and Partner, Dentons & Global Chair, NextLaw Labs, Washington, D.C.
  • Markus Hartung, Attorney and Director, Bucerius Center on the Legal Profession, Hamburg/Berlin, Germany
  • Iohann Le Frapper, General Counsel, Pierre Fabre Group and member of the Global Board of the Association of Corporate Counsel, Paris, France
  • Crispin Passmore, Executive Director, Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) London, England
  • Joek Peters, Founder and CEO, Legal Business World, The Hague, Netherlands
  • Daniel Rodriguez, Dean and Harold Washington Professor, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, Chicago
  • Laura van Wyngaarden, Co-Founder, Diligen, a machine learning powered project management platform for legal contract review, Toronto, Canada
Full agenda forthcoming; check back for updates. 

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For questions, contact Laura Dimitrijevic, Faculty Events Manager.