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Jordan Furlong, on Future Law, Re-regulation, Access to Justice, and the Rule of Law

Jordan Furlong brings an unusual sharp and critical eye to conversations about the future of law, as a consultant, author, and former lawyer.  He pulled no punches in this wide-ranging conversation with host Michael Madison, covering lawyer licensing, legal literacy, the rule of law, and the fundamental values that characterize the best of the legal…

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Michael Sears, on Leadership Innovation in the Military, Silicon Valley, and Law

Michael Sears spent three decades as an investor and CEO in Silicon Valley after a first career as an officer in the Marine Corps, followed by law and business degrees.  Now he is back at the United States Naval Academy, leading a leadership innovation lab as part of the Academy’s continuing requirement that all midshipmen…

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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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