Law and Technology Initiative

2023 LTI Team

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 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 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.

Meetings held the first Thursday of each month (beginning September 5, 2019).

At the September 5, 2019 meeting, approximately 120 practitioners, allied professionals, law faculty and students, and computer science faculty and students engaged in wide ranging discussion about Law and Technology challenges. This Northwestern Engineering News article summarizes the event.

Recent past events

Upcoming Events

Re-Imagining AI Event

Saturday, February 18, 2023 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Encode Justice x LTI: Re-Imagining AI workshop

When: Saturday, February 18, 2023 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Doors open at 9:30 AM for light refreshments. Lunch is included at 1:00 pm followed by networking. 

Where: Northwestern Pritzker School of Law (375 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611), Rubloff 180  

Open to: 1.) Current Chicago public high-school students; and 2.) Northwestern University students and faculty members.

Interested in the impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on society? Join us for this workshop! Registration link


  9:30 - 10:00 | Doors Open for Event (light refreshments + coffee provided)

10:00 - 10:10 | Welcome Remarks

10:10 - 10:30 | Encode Justice Intro

10:30 - 11:40 | Panel Discussion

11:40 - 11:50 | BREAK + Go to Break Out Room

11:50 - 12:35 | Small Round Table Discussions 

 12:35 - 1:35  | Lunch + Networking

  1:35 - 1:55   | Gather Together to Discuss Topics from Break Out Groups

  1:55 - 2:00   |  Final Remarks

Registration is required.

Thank you to LKQ Corporation for its support of the Law and Technology Initiative.

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