In my recent article, Quantitative Legal Prediction – or – How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Start Preparing for the Data Driven Future of the Legal Services Industry 62 Emory Law Journal 909 (2013), I discuss how companies like Lex Machina are creating a more efficient and data driven legal industry. Next semester at MSU Law, Michael Bommarito and I will co-teach a course called “Legal Analytics.” This is a follow on the introductory course that I teach called “Quantitative Methods for Lawyers.” In Legal Analytics, students will be exposed to cutting edge predictive analytics approaches such as machine learning, natural language processing, network science, etc. Students will apply their skills on real datasets that are available from published papers or from some our industry partners. Thus, the course will mix theory with practical applications useful for the practice of law as we move forward into the 21st Century.
Today I have the pleasure of serving as the Keynote Speaker at LegalWeek Strategic Technology Forum at the Grand Hotel Palazzo della Fonte just outside of Rome. This is a very intimate gathering of the managing partners and/or chief technology officers of the some of the world’s largest law firms. Participating law firms include but are not limited to: Allen & Overy, Linklaters, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Hogan Lovells, Ashurst, Berrymans Lace Mawer, Berwin Leighton Paisner, Bird & Bird, Irwin Mitchell, Charles Russell, Herbert Smith Freehills, RPC, DAC Beachcroft, AKD, DWF, Lewis Silkin, Nabarro, SJ Berwin, Taylor Wessing, Trowers & Hamlins, Mayer Brown, Al Tamimi & Company, Thrings, CMS Derks Star Busmann, CMS Hasche Sigle, Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira, Fidal, Kromann Reumert, Latham & Watkins, Leigh Day & Co, Osborne Clarke, Perkins Coie, Pinsent Masons, Riverview Law, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.
This is Hardly a Complete List but These Provide a Good Overview ….
The Future of Law as Seen From Silicon Valley (The AmLaw Daily – Aric Press)
‘Law is Broken.’ Will These Legal Tech Gurus Bring About Change? (ABA Journal – Law Scribbler/Rachel M. Zahorsky)
Thoughts on the Future of Law from ReInvent Law – Silicon Valley 2013 (The Legal Whiteboard – Jerry Organ)
ReInvent Law is a Really Big Deal (The Legal Whiteboard – Bill Henderson)
ReInvent Law Recap: A Speaker’s and Attendee’s Perspective (The Bionic Lawyer – Kevin Colangelo)
Twitter Recap of #ReInventLaw Silicon Valley (Innov8Social)
Five Core Themes of Legal Services Industry Reinvention (Legal 2050 Blog – J.B. Ruhl)
New Perspectives on the Legal Sector (Virtual Intelligence)
Enough Pain?: Time to Reinvent Law (ERM Legal Solutions – Larry Bridgesmith)
Live Blogging from ReInvent Law Silicon Valley 2013 (Prism Legal – Ron Friedmann)
Archived Tweets and Other Resources from #ReInventLaw Silicon Valley 2013 (Legal Informatics Blog – RC Richards)
And Finally More Events Coming in 2013 …
ReInventLaw London – June 14, 2013
ReInvent Law New York – Fall 2013