Law and Technology Initiative

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 Law.com 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

Tuesday, August 30, 2022 , Noon to 1:00 p.m. Central Time, Hybrid

Technology Adoption in Courts: Promise and Pitfalls for Access to Justice 

When: Tuesday, August 30, 2022, Noon to 1:00 p.m. Chicago Time

Where: RB180 and Online via Zoom - Login details will be provided following registration. 

Open to: Northwestern students, faculty, and staff.

Registration link
Registration is required.

Panelists:

  • Amy Schmitz, Professor, The Ohio State Moritz College of Law 
  • Jason Tashea, Schmidt Innovation Fellow, Georgetown University Law Center 
  • Oladeji Tiamiyu, Senior Clinical Fellow, Harvard Negotiation & Mediation 

Moderator:

  • Professor Daniel W. Linna Jr., Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and McCormick School of Engineering. 

Description:

Courts are using technologies to improve administration, access, and self-help, sometimes transforming what it means to go to court. During this program, the panelists will present their research on court technologies and discuss the promise and pitfalls for improving access to justice. 

This is a hybrid event. We will meet in RB 180, with an option to join on Zoom. If you’re attending in person, please RSVP for lunch: https://forms.gle/YrKtCMTVxr5bREcC6  

To join via Zoom, please register: https://northwestern.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEpd-qspz4pGd1YNPHJe-55SJnIepOyxCOe  

This program is approved for 1 general CLE credit hour in Illinois. To receive Illinois CLE credit, please fill out this CLE Request Survey after attending the program by September 13th, 2022. Late requests for credit cannot be accommodated. This program is only approved for CLE credit in Illinois. If you would like an attendance certificate to use when you self-apply for credit in another state, please indicate this on the survey. 

This Northwestern Law and Technology Initiative event is co-sponsored by the Center on Negotiation, Mediation, and Restorative Justice; High Tech Law Society (HTLS); and Intellectual Property Law Society (IPLS). 

 

Wednesday, September 7, 2022 , 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Central Time, Hybrid

Emerging Trends in Data Privacy Post-Dobbs

When: Wednesday, September 7, 2022 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. CT

Where: RB180 and Online via Zoom - Login details will be provided following registration. 

Open to: Northwestern students, faculty, and staff.

Registration link
Registration is required.

Panelists:

Moderator:

  • Professor Daniel W. Linna Jr., Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and McCormick School of Engineering. 

This is a hybrid event. We will meet in RB 180, with an option to join on Zoom. If you’re attending in person, please RSVP for lunch: https://forms.gle/YrKtCMTVxr5bREcC6  

To join via Zoom, please register: https://northwestern.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIufuCgpjguGt0lsGUreDY5jvwp31-WkAf2  

This program is approved for 1 general CLE credit hour in Illinois. To receive Illinois CLE credit, please fill out this CLE Request Survey after attending the program by September 21st, 2022. Late requests for credit cannot be accommodated. This program is only approved for CLE credit in Illinois. If you would like an attendance certificate to use when you self-apply for credit in another state, please indicate this on the survey. https://northwestern.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7OoYLYDkNo3Dabs

This Northwestern Law and Technology Initiative event is co-sponsored by High Tech Law Society (HTLS) and Intellectual Property Law Society (IPLS).


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



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