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Your Weekly Lawtomatic Digest

The Appetizer: Sponsors

The Main Course: 5 Things That Made Me Think This Week

  • Smart Contracts on Legal Zoom: a new deal between Clause and Legal Zoom will bring smart contracts to the consumer market. Very interesting - this comes on the heels of Rocket Lawyer partnering with OpenLaw for consumer-facing smart contracts of their own. It could be that this is the nudge needed to make smart contracts mainstream.

  • The Disruptor We've Been Waiting for is...Procurement? It could be, says Deb Tesser (don't know what legal procurement is all about? Read this interview of Silvia Hodges Silverstein)

  • Design Thinking is Fundamentally Conservative & Preserves the Status Quo: there are so many positive reports on DT's application in law, and it seems to be such a valuable tool for it's valuable to read a skeptical perspective.

  • Keeping up on KM and AI in law: Ron Friedmann has a valuable list of his must-read resources on these topics.

  • Review of Legal Upheaval: Prof. Michelle DeStefano has a new book out on legal innovation, and Nicole Black has written a thoughtful review of it.

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  • World Chase Tag: during a Red Sox rainout, I was channel surfing and discovered a Drone Racing League event airing on ESPN2. I texted a friend about it, who mentioned that there is also a professional tag league. Lower tech than drone racing, but these are some very slippery people! I could watch a lot of either (I suspect psychologists would say that whichever you prefer of the two would say something about you as a person, but I'm not judging either way).


About Gabe Teninbaum

(@GTeninbaum) is a professor at Suffolk Law (with additional affiliations at Yale, Harvard, and MIT) focusing on legal innovation, technology, and the changing business of law.

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