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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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Michele DeStefano, Leader of Law Without Walls

Michele DeStefano is the founder and leader of Law Without Walls, or LWOW, a pioneering program for team- and project-based legal education that gathers students and partners from around the world. She is a full-time professor of law at the University of Miami who has also documented her methods and published research on their effectiveness….

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Cat Moon, Law Professor Making Law Better

Cat Moon leads the Program on Law and Innovation (PoLI) at Vanderbilt University’s law school, a role that she took on after practicing law for nearly 20 years in Nashville, Tennessee. At PoLI and beyond, for the last several years she has become a passionate voice for making lawyers – and law – better.  Mike…

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Thomas Aertgeerts, CEO and Co-Founder of European LegalTech startup Aeco

Thomas Aertgeerts is the co-founder and CEO of a Belgium-based LegalTech startup offering tax law services today and on a mission to transform the legal industry tomorrow.  He talks with Mike Madison about the legal entrepreneur’s life, transitioning out of a classic law practice career, and the future of legal services. He is the author…

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Lizzy Shackelford, Lawyer, Diplomat, and Author

Elizabeth “Lizzy” Shackelford took her law degree and followed her dream to serve internationally, eventually spending more than seven years with the US Department of State in a series of posts in Eastern Europe and in Africa. Now retired from her diplomatic service and the author of a recent book on US foreign policy and…

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