Hamburg, Germany

Legal Tech Essentials

online course
when 1 May 2021 - 31 May 2021
language English
duration 5 weeks

So it's 2021. You're eager to go abroad but global travel isn't looking so good. We know. We're frustrated too. And putting together a web series to stay occupied—it's free.

This series will be comprised of 90-minute sessions held via Zoom. During the month of May, each week will include three to four live sessions taking place around 7 p.m. local time in Hamburg (19:00 CEST), which is noon at our partner institution, Chicago-Kent College of Law (12:00 CDT).

You’re welcome to register for as many sessions as you’d like and can join based upon your interests and availability. We’re planning to address a range of topics from process improvement and legal project management to defining policies for smart risk-taking and legal design. Key focus areas will include:

- Legal Operations (from firm and in-house perspectives)

- Legal Analytics and AI-Enabled Business Models, Computational Law, Rules-Driven Automation, Legal Topic Classification, Legal Networks, Data Visualization, Methods for Quantifying Legal Complexity

- Examination of the legal ecosystem, including the subject of innovation diffusion, changing markets and firm alternatives, models for delivery of legal services, regulation of legal tech, innovative financing, online courts/online dispute resolution, and public justice reform

Course leader

Academic Directors: Dirk Hartung, Prof. Dr. Daniel Katz

Dirk Hartung is Executive Director of Legal Technology at Bucerius Law School
Professor Dr. Daniel Katz is the Director of The Law Lab at Chicago-Kent College of Law (IIT)

Target group

If you're studying law or out in practice and have heard mention of "legal tech" or "legal operations" but had questions about how these terms are relevant to your own undertakings, this crash course is for you. Similarly, if you're NOT a lawyer but are tackling projects that deal with, say, risk assessment, data science or human-centered design, you might also want to have a look at the lineup of topics and speakers.

Course aim

Having had to cancel our on-campus summer programs for the second year in a row, we're putting together this online series so you can explore various topics related to Legal Technology with sessions led by a blend of practitioners and academics. Each session will include Q&A so you can get feedback on your own wonderings and continue the conversation on social media (via a LinkedIn group and on Twitter). If you enjoy what you see, you're warmly invited to join us in person for an intensive three-week course—with any luck, in July 2022. By joining the Hamburg-based course, you'll take a deep dive into the subject with multi-day interactive seminars, individual and group challenges, one-on-one coaching from our faculty, a weekend excursion to a legal innovation hub, etc.

Credits info

You won't receive any academic credit, earn a certificate or get a degree...but you also don't have to pay for anything. Plus you can watch from the comfort of your home. (You don't even have to turn on your camera!)

Fee info

EUR 0: It's free.

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