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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…

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Ep 12 – The Future Of Legal Education In Australia

After diagnosing the state of US legal education a few months ago, in this episode the terrific trio talk about the nature of Australian law schools and discuss some of the challenges that they face in the years to come. With insights from guests Prof George Williams AO (UNSW), Prof Nick James (Bond) and Prof…

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Michelle Mahoney – Head of Innovation at King & Wood Mallesons

In this interview–the last of our investigations of how law firms are becoming tech firms–Dan Hunter talks with Michelle Mahoney, the head of innovation at King & Wood Mallesons. She discusses the layered approach to technology and innovation that this elite, multinational firm provides, and divides up the task into four useful categories.

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EP 11 – Every Law Firm Is a Tech Firm

In this episode we talk about the way that law firms have responded to the new technology world in different ways. This episode’s title comes from an observation we heard from the CEO of a legaltech firm who said that “every law firm is a tech firm.” What he meant was that every firm has…

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Interview – Professor Dan Klein aka Dan the Improv Man

Lisa Leong and her business partner Tristan Forrester spent some time hanging out with the delightful Professor Dan Klein from Stanford University.  In this full interview, you will learn: – how to think like an Improviser and why it is important for cultivating an innovation mindset– how improv can encourage lawyer creativity – a few simple…

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Interview – Mick Sheehy

Mick Sheehy is a partner at PWC and was formerly a general counsel at Telstra. He is the founder of CLOC in Australia and joins Dan Hunter to talk about legal ops, managed services, and why law firms should be worried about how the Big 4 are moving into NewLaw.

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Ep 5 – The rise of Legal Ops and Platform plays

Dean Dan has broken out of our ivory tower and gone to speak with a third party! Mick Sheehy was formerly a GC at Telstra – and is now a Partner of New Law @ PwC. We speak about CLOC, Legal Operations, and Tech Platforms. If you don’t know what any of these terms mean…listen…

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Ep 4 – Our (radical) predictions for 2028

Our three brave co-hosts go “on tape” to predict what the legal industry will look like in 2028 (ten years from now). Dean Dan, Lethal Lisa and Most Interesting Mike cover law firms, lawyers and law schools. Nothing is safe. Platform plays and multi-disciplinary practices are also covered. Agree or agree to disagree – please…

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