The IMPACT Series – Emerging Technologies Changing Legal Services

How ChatGPT and Generative AI Will Change Legal Services

Introducing a new joint Executive Education series created by Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and McCormick School of Engineering designed to help law firm leaders, lawyers, and other legal professionals understand and make the most of the computational technologies that are transforming the delivery of legal services.

We are pleased to kick off the IMPACT series with a daylong program on Friday, April 21st, 2023:

How ChatGPT and Generative AI Will Change Legal Services

This highly interactive executive education class will provide a deep dive into ChatGPT and language generation, including:

  • Understanding at a functional level how ChatGPT and similar large language models and generative tools work
  • Understanding the functional roles and impacts that generative tools can have on legal workflows—what the tools can and cannot do (today)
  • Framing ChatGPT and generative tools within the landscape of technologies for Legal Services
  • Capturing the benefits and managing the risks of ChatGPT and generative tools, including addressing lawyer professional responsibility requirements
  • Advising your clients and establishing internal policies for using ChatGPT and generative tools
  • Assessing the value of leveraging generative tools for new use cases
  • Establishing a basis for making decisions about future innovations and offerings in this space

April 21, 2023

9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CT - Program
4:30 - 5:30 p.m. CT - Reception


Daniel W. Linna Jr., Senior Lecturer & Director of Law and Technology Initiatives, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and McCormick School of Engineering

  • Dan previously was an equity partner in a large law firm and a developer and IT manager. Dan’s research and teaching focus on the use of computational technologies to improve legal services, legal systems, and the law.

Kristian J. Hammond Bill and Cathy Osborn Professor of Computer Science, Northwestern McCormick School of Engineering

  • Kris previously co-founded Narrative Science, a startup that uses artificial intelligence and journalism to turn information from raw data into natural language. Kris conducts research on the impact of technology on the future of work by developing computational technologies for the law. 

Dan and Kris co-lead the CS+Law Innovation Lab, in which teams of law and computer science students work with external partners to develop technologies for legal services.

Who Should Attend

  • Law firm leaders including CEO, CIO, CINO, COO, GC, Chief People Officer, managing partner, department heads, etc.
  • Legal operations, technology, data analytics, knowledge, process, and project management professionals
  • Legal technology and alternative legal services provider leaders and professionals
  • Lawyers deeply interested in this topic


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


$2,000 (for this introductory offering)

  • Includes 6.0 hours of highly interactive instruction and small group breakouts
  • Continental breakfast, lunch and a reception included
  • Course materials and curated resources will be provided to each attendee


Attendance is capped at 50 attendees to allow for maximum interaction and knowledge sharing.

Before the April 21st session, attendees should:

  1. Sign up for a ChatGPT account (a plus account is recommended) 
  2. Confirm that their laptop allows access to ChatGPT

Approval pending for 6.0 hours of continuing legal education credit in Illinois, including 1.0 hour of ethics credit.


Unable to attend on April 21st? Sign up for upcoming programs.