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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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Marlene van Nelson, Solo Practitioner in a Tech Era

In this episode of the Future Law Podcast, Mike Madison talks with Marlene van Nelson, a recent law graduate who followed a classic path: she hung out a proverbial shingle and launched a solo practice. A few short but fast-paced years later, she’s expanded her practice and found her niche, delivering “people law” services to…

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Lisa Leong, Innovating and Collaborating During the Pandemic

How do you build and re-build collaborative and innovative cultures in a virtual environment? The future of law isn’t all face-to-face. In this reunion episode, original Future Law Podcast host Lisa Leong returns to talk with Mike Madison about pivoting her broadcasting and consulting practices in response to COVID shutdowns, what practicing lawyers and law…

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Dan Linna, Teaching at the Intersections of Law Practice and Technology

Daniel W. Linna, Jr. is Senior Lecturer and Director of Law and Technology Initiatives at Northwestern University’s Pritzker School of Law, with an additional appointment in Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering.  He’s also a former litigation partner in a large law firm in Detroit.   He joined Mike Madison for an energetic conversation about legal…

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