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Global Legal Innovation Summit hosted by the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law on May 3–4, 2018,

Thought leaders and change makers from across the globe will gather at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law in May to address the innovative transformation currently taking place in the legal industry around the world.

Beyond Our Borders is a two-day global legal innovation summit on May 3-4, 2018, that will address the legal changes occurring within the United States and across the world — changes spurred by technological advances, new delivery models, a burgeoning wave of entrepreneurialism and a new legal buy/sell dynamic.

As countries across the globe develop unique strategies to keep up with and contribute to the changing legal landscape, this gathering of international leaders will create an opportunity for cross-cultural learning and exchange of ideas.

The summit will bring together global progressive leaders from across the community: regulators, firm and in-house attorneys, technologists, legal educators, marketing and media.

“It’s exciting to be part of a gathering of leaders from different parts of the legal ecosystem and across national boundaries,” says Mark Cohen, CEO of Legal Mosaic and Distinguished Fellow of the Law School’s Center for Practice Engagement and Innovation. “There is an emerging global community bent on improving access, efficiency, and impact of legal services. These experts will bring the changes to life from first-hand experience.”

Each speaker will address the innovations that are showing up in their part of the world and will discuss the impact of that change both local and globally. They will follow up their presentations with a moderated discussion led by Northwestern Law faculty. The two-day event will give the public the opportunity to engage with the individuals leading the industry’s unprecedented transformation.

There is no charge for this event, but registration is required. For more information on Beyond Our Borders, including how to register, go to

Speakers include:

  • Andrew Arruda, CEO and Cofounder, ROSS Intelligence, San Francisco

  • Eva Bruch, Founder of AlterWork, an organization of legal professionals and startups focused on developing a culture of innovation, Barcelona, Spain

  • Mark Cohen, CEO, Legal Mosaic and Distinguished Fellow, Center for Practice Engagement and Innovation, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, Washington, D.C. / Chicago

  • John Fernandez, US Chief Innovation Officer and Partner, Dentons & Global Chair, NextLaw Labs, Washington, D.C.

  • Markus Hartung, Attorney and Director, Bucerius Center on the Legal Profession, Hamburg/Berlin, Germany

  • Iohann Le Frapper, General Counsel, Pierre Fabre Group and member of the Global Board of the Association of Corporate Counsel, Paris, France

  • Crispin Passmore, Executive Director, Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) London, England

  • Joek Peters, Founder and CEO, Legal Business World, The Hague, Netherlands

  • Daniel Rodriguez, Dean, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, Chicago

  • Laura van Wyngaarden, Co-Founder, Diligen, a machine learning powered project management platform for legal contract review, Toronto, Canada


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