Future Law Podcast

Future Law Podcast

Future Law Podcast
Aug 01, 2020 34 min

Dean Dan Rodriguez on Challenges and Opportunities in Legal Education

Dan Rodriguez, formerly Dean of Northwestern Law and president of the Association of American Law Schools, gets inside the future of legal education for the benefit of legal professionals and new law graduates. The interview is hosted by Mike Madison.
Jul 15, 2020 34 min

Building a LegalTech Startup with Kevin Miller, CEO of LegalSifter

Mike Madison sits down with Kevin Miller, CEO of the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based LegalTech firm LegalSifter. LegalSifter is powered by tech developed in Pittsburgh's AI and robotics ecology, centered on Carnegie Mellon University. A seasoned lawyer-entrepreneur, Kevin shares his thoughts about what lawyers and law firms are doing well, and what they can do better with AI-powered tools.
Jul 01, 2020 26 min

Legal Innovation and the Client Experience with Carl White, CEO of CX In Law

Dan Hunter talks legal innovation and the future of law practice from the client's perspective with Carl White, founder and now Director and Chief Experience Officer with CXINLAW. CXINLAW partners with law firms in Australasia and the UK for training and education on excellence in client service.
Jun 15, 2020 32 min

A Legal Education Call to Action with Trish White and Andrea Sinner of the ABA Commission on the Future of Legal Ed

Mike Madison talks with Dean Trish White and Andrea Sinner, the chair and director of the American Bar Association Commission on the Future of Legal Education. The Commission wrapped up two years' worth of work in March 2020 and published a report that reads more like a manifesto for change than a conventionally sober reflection. Find the ABA Commission Report online here.
Dec 15, 2019 21 min

Legal Innovation and Design Thinking by Students Working with DWF Connected Services

Dan Hunter chats with University of Manchester students, Cian Heeley, Mandeep Hayer and Wunmi Akanji who were lucky enough to spend two weeks working with the geniuses at DWF on a legal design/innovation project with a very well-known sporting club in Manchester. Inspiring insights into the way that this sort of program changes how students think about the possibilities of law.
Dec 08, 2019 26 min

Margaret Hagan - Director Of The Legal Design Lab At Stanford University

Margaret Hagan, a global leader in bringing design to legal education and law practice, talks with Michael Madison about what design is and why design matters, supplying some of her own back story along the way.
Nov 30, 2019 24 min

EP 13 - Design Thinking

In this, our last episode for 2019, we finally bring you our long-promised episode on Design Thinking in Law. The terrible trio talks around some spots from three guests, Margaret Hagan, Director of the Legal Design Lab at Stanford Law School; Carl White, CEO of CX in Law; and Cian Heely, a grad from Manchester University who worked with the amazing gang at DWF to solve for a client's problem. We use these spots as a jumping off point for a wider chat about what design thinking in law looks like.
Nov 17, 2019 23 min

Professor Lesley Hitchens, Dean of UTS Law School

Dean Dan has been chatting with a lot of deans of late, and in this interview he talks with Dean Lesley Hitchens of the University of Technology, Sydney. In 2018 Professor Hitchens received the Financial Times Australian Legal Innovator Award, and her law school has pioneered a Legal Futures and Technology major. Listen as we chat about the kind of skills, knowledge, and attributes that law grads need to future-proof themselves.
Nov 10, 2019 30 min

Professor George Williams AO - Dean of UNSW Law School

In this interview, we chat with Prof George Williams AO, dean of UNSW Law School. George has thought a great deal about what the future of law should look like, and when he took over the law school he conducted a listening tour with a huge range of stakeholders of his school. We talked with him about the challenges facing legal education, and how one of the most prestigious schools in the country is addressing the opportunities ahead.
Nov 03, 2019 25 min

Professor Nick James, Dean of Bond Law School

“The name’s Bond, Professor Nick James from Bond.” Seriously, I can’t tell you how long I’ve waited to use that joke. In this interview, Dan (that’s me) interviews Nick James, the dean of Bond Law. We chat about his take on the future of legal education in Australia, and what Bond are doing to push the boundaries. Nick is an amazing scholar and teacher, and Bond has the best ratings in the country for student engagement and satisfaction with teaching. Nick talks about how the future looks from this kind of perspective. Join the conversation, why don’t you?