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Can Technology and Innovation Make Learning and Practising Law Better?

10 September 2020

On 17 September the Law School’s Centre for Global Law and Innovation (CGLI) will be hosting a webinar event to examine the impact of digital technologies on legal education and pedagogy, the practice of law, and their broader reach.

Event details: 17 September 2020, 10 am - 12 noon. Delegates will be sent a Zoom Link – please register via Eventbrite.

Chaired by CGLI co-directors Dr Clair Gammage and Professor Albert Sanchez-Graells, the virtual panel will discuss legal education and the need for more critical methodologies for legal practice and the use of AI and digitalisation.

Panelists will also look at how best to improve technology skills to enable better education and practice, as well as transformative innovation with respect to underrepresented groups.

"The pandemic and associated lockdowns have resulted in an almost immediate, overnight digital transition of legal education and practice. This phenomenal transformation requires critical and in-depth exploration of its implications on the quality, inclusivity and sustainability of legal education and practice.

While there will be clear advantages, we should not complacently paper over the problems that can also arise in this new setting. We are delighted that such remarkable panel of experts have accepted to discuss these issues with us and very much look forward to the webinar"

- Dr Clair Gammage and Professor Albert Sanchez-Graells, CGLI co-Directors

Legal Education Panel:

  • Mr James Lee (Reader in English Law, KCL, perspective from a UK legal education background)
  • Dr Willem Janssen (Assistant Professor, Utrecht, perspective from an EU legal education background)
  • Dr Paolo Vargiu (Lecturer, Leicester, perspective on disability and inclusion)
  • Dr Celine Tan (Reader, Warwick, perspective on EDI and inclusion)

Legal Practice Panel:

  • Prof Sarah Green (Law Commissioner for Commercial and Common Law, perspective on legal reform)
  • Mr Nathan Hayes (IT Director, Osborne Clarke, perspective on legal practice)
  • Ms Rachel Roberts (Head of Innovation and Client Solutions, Burges Salmon, perspective on legal practice)

Sign up via Eventbrite to join this event and delve deeper into topics of emerging technologies and the impact on legal education and beyond.


Further information

The Centre for Global Law and Innovation (CGLI)  brings together scholars with an interest in drivers of innovation and global regulatory trends in law. Taking a broad and inclusive approach to innovation, the work of CGLI members focuses on areas such as trade, procurement, investment, finance, intellectual property, information technology, regulation and health law.

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