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

Thursday, August 24, 2023, from 12:00- 1:15 pm.

Hands-On Intro to ChatGPT and Large Language Models 

Interested in ChatGPT and large language models and how they can be used in the legal field? Join us for this Law and Technology Initiative workshop!All Northwestern Law students and faculty are welcome to join! Lunch will be provided.Complete this form to register for this free workshop.When: Thursday, August 24, 2023 from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Lunch distributed between 1:00 to 1:15 p.m.Where: Lincoln Hall (LM104)Why: Learn how ChatGPT and Large Language Models work, benefits and risks, how they are being used in law, and how to use them. The last 30 minutes of this program will consist of hands legal-services exercises using ChatGPT. Attendees will learn prompt engineering basics. Resources on AI and prompt engineering will be shared during the workshop.What: 

  • Intro to ChatGPT, Large Language Models, and Generative AI
  • Benefits, risks, and ethical considerations
  • Student panel discussing experiences using AI as summer associates
  • Hands-on workshop using ChatGPT with legal-services exercises and example prompts (drafting legal memos, drafting briefs, summarizing cases and statutes, reviewing and revising contracts)



Registration is required.

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

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