Mike Madison

Vikram Mansharamani, Trend Spotter, not a Lawyer

Future law means understanding worlds beyond law. Lawyers spend a lot of time talking to other lawyers. This episode features a fascinating conversation with Vikram Mansharamani, a consultant, author, and importantly, not a lawyer, about macro trends in the economy and society that will inevitably come to affect legal professionals and legal systems.  Link Vikram…

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Joy Heath Rush, CEO of the International Legal Technology Association

Joy Heath Rush is the CEO of the ILTA, a global volunteer-led membership organization that develops and shares information about technology in law practice, supporting lawyers and other professionals in law firms, law departments, governments, and academic organizations. In this episode, she and host Mike Madison reflect on the evolution of legal tech since the…

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Joan Heminway, on Corporate Law and Leadership

Joan Heminway brings long experience as a corporate lawyer in BigLaw to her work researching and writing about securities law and corporate finance at the University of Tennessee. Now she is assuming a key role at the head of the university’s well-known Institute for Professional Leadership, building on those experiences to help law students and…

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Andrea Matwyshyn, Penn State Professor of Law and Innovation

How can law and lawyers move the public policy process?  Dr. Andrea Matwyshyn is a law professor at Penn State University who is on a mission to bring lawyers, policymakers, and engineers together to solve complex social problems at the edges of law and technology. (She has a faculty appointment at Penn State’s College of Engineering…

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Michele Pistone, Training Allied Professionals at Villanova Law

The future of law includes more than the future of lawyers.  At Villanova University, Professor Michele Pistone has launched a pioneering online program to train non-lawyers as authorized advocates in immigration law.  Professor Pistone talked about her plans on an earlier episode of the Future Law Podcast. Now she’s back, sharing stories of her surprising…

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Colin Levy, Legal Tech Evangelist

As a law student, Colin Levy saw the future of legaltech, and after graduating he set about building himself a career in the field.  Ten years later, he’s navigated through in-house roles, built out his skill set, and networked his way to a position as Director of Marketing and Business Development for WordRake, which produces…

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Eimear McCann, Director of Strategy at Summize

Does the legal profession have a place for creative and imaginative people? How does the future of law differ from its past? Hear an unusual conversation between Future Law Podcast host Mike Madison and Eimear McCann, now Director of Strategy at UK-based LegalTech firm Summize and also a former immigration and human rights lawyer, and…

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Christophe Roquilly, Director of the Augmented Law Institute at EDHEC

“Future Law” is a global phenomenon with multiple local applications. What’s different about the French experience, and what does the French experience share with the future of law elsewhere? The EDHEC Business School in Lille is the home of the new Augmented Law Institute, a purposeful blending of training in law, business, and technology that…

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Ed Walters, Co-Founder and CEO of Fastcase

Fastcase is now 20 years in to its mission to transform legal publishing and access to legal information.  Fastcase co-founder and CEO Ed Walters joins Mike Madison to talk about the origins of the company (beer and softball contributed, along with a research challenge from an unexpected source), the journey to date, and visions and…

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LegalTech in London: Giles Thompson and Amy Conroy of Avvoka

Our tour of LegalTech takes The Future Law Podcast to London and this conversation with Giles Thompson and Amy Conroy. Giles and Amy are two early-career lawyers who stepped quickly off the path to a conventional law practice career and, in very different respects, onto the team at Avvoka, which offers a document automation platform.  …

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