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

Friday, February 16, 2024 8 AM- 5 PM

AI and Law: Navigating the Legal Landscape of Artificial Intelligence Symposium

Thorne Auditorium, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, 375 E. Chicago Ave. 

Please join us at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law to delve into the multifaceted legal and ethical aspects of AI, connecting the dots between AI and intellectual property, AI regulation, AI and privacy, and AI in legal services. This symposium is co-hosted by the Northwestern Law Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property and the Law and Technology Initiative.

Confirmed Symposium Speakers:

  • Sabine Brunswicker, Professor for Digital Innovation at Purdue University, Director of the Research Center for Open Digital Innovation
  • Bryan Choi, Associate Professor of Law at Moritz College of Law & CSE at Ohio State University 
  • Jonathan Choi, Professor of Law at University of Southern California Gould School of Law 
  • April Dawson, Associate Dean of Technology and Innovation and a Professor of Law at NCCU School of Law 
  • Peter Henderson, Assistant Professor at Princeton University 
  • Mehtab Khan, Fellow-Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University 
  • Nicole Morris, Professor of Practice at Emory University School of Law, Director of the Innovation and Legal Tech Initiative (ILTI) 
  • J.J. Prescott, Henry King Ransom Professor of Law, Co-Director of Empirical Legal Studies Center and Program in Law and Economics 
  • Pamela Samuelson, Richard M. Sherman Distinguished Professor of Law and Information at University of California, Berkeley, Co-Director of Berkeley Center for Law & Technology 
  • Harry Surden, Professor of Law at the University of Colorado Law School 
  • Charlotte Tschider, Associate Professor at Loyola University Chicago School of Law 





8:00-9:00 AM

Breakfast & Networking 


9:00-9:10 AM

Opening Remarks 

Daniel Linna & Gianna Miller

9:10-10:10 AM

What is AI? How is it being used in law? 

Harry Surden 

10:10-11:20 AM

Panel – AI for Legal Services 

Moderator: Prof . Daniel Linna 
Panelists: Sabine Brunswicker, J.J. Prescott, Harry Surden

11:20- 11:40 AM



11:40 -1:00 PM

Panel – AI Regulation and Privacy 

Moderator: Paul Gowder 
Panelists: Bryan Choi, Jon Choi, April Dawson, Charlotte Tschider 

1:00 – 1:45 PM



1:45 – 2:45 PM 

Keynote – Generative AI and Copyright

Pam Samuelson 

2:45 – 4:00 PM

Panel – AI and IP 

Moderator: Peter DiCola 
Panelists: Peter Henderson, Mehtab Khan, Nicole Morris, Pam Samuelson

4:00 - 5:00 



Breakfast and lunch will be provided. 

This program is pending approval for 4.75 general CLE credit hours in Illinois.

Registration is required. For more information and registration, please click here.

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

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