Past LTI Events

Friday, March 6, 2020
Technology at Society’s Frontier: Framing the Big Legal Issues, Northwestern University, San Francisco Campus 

As technology advances, can the law keep pace? Technology today raises many important legal questions. Should we use antitrust law to reign in tech platforms? How do we protect and balance free speech interests in a digital world? What can we learn from efforts to regulate cryptocurrencies? Rather than regulate in reaction to technology advancements, can law play a more proactive role to ensure that products and platforms respect human rights and democratic principles and comply with the law by design and default? Join us for a robust discussion about these topics and more. Learn more about our panel and discussions hereRegister here. 


Thursday, March 12, 2020 (POSTPONED - TO BE RESCHEDULED)
Lawyer Ethics, Artificial Intelligence, and Evaluating Legal Technology 

Please join us for the Northwestern Law and Technology Initiative monthly meeting, talks, and networking reception at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 12 (POSTPONED). We will meet from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. in Room RB150 at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, with a networking reception from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. There is no charge to attend, but you must REGISTER. Space is limited. 

An increasing number of lawyers and organizations use data analytics, technology tools, and artificial intelligence to deliver legal services. In doing so, what’s required of lawyers to fulfill their ethical obligations, including competence, reasonable fees, supervision, client communication, and confidentiality? Our speakers will lead an engaging discussion in four parts: 

  • Overview of Lawyer Ethics and Legal Technology - Dr. Paul D. Paton, former Dean of Law and the Thomas W. Lawlor QC Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Alberta Faculty of Law 
  • Legal Data Sources and Analytics Challenges - Diana J. Koppang, Director of Research & Competitive Intelligence, Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP 
  • AI and Confidentiality - Wendy Muchman, Senior Lecturer, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
  • Evaluating Legal Technology - Daniel W. Linna Jr., Director of Law and Technology Initiatives & Senior Lecturer, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law & McCormick School of Engineering 

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. CST
Innovation Lab Law and Technology Demos

Where: Online on Zoom - Login Details Will be Provided

Interested in how technologies such as artificial intelligence can improve legal services? Join Northwestern Law and Northwestern Engineering for the Innovation Lab “Law and Technology” Demos. Find out more about our program hereRegistration is required. Register now.