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Your Weekly Lawtomatic Digest

The Appetizer: Sponsors

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

  • Innovation is Law's New Game...But Wicked Problems Remain: I spend a lot of time thinking about why there's so much talk about change in the legal industry, but so much pushback. Mark Cohen's new piece crystallizes that challenge and explains it.

  • After 40 Years of Change, What's Next for Legal? This piece is a terrific companion to the above article. It focuses on some of the changes that *have* happened in law in recent decades, and extrapolates from them. It gathers insights from Jae Um (Baker McKenzie), Cat Moon (Vanderbilt Law), and other heavy hitters to do so.

  • Artificial Lawyer's Legal Innovators Conference. London on October 11: Richard Tromans and his Artificial Lawyer blog are must-reads for me. Now, there's going to be an Artificial Lawyer conference in London later this year. Looks terrific. Details here.

  • Syllabi commons: a few weeks ago on Twitter, I offered to share my legal innovation/tech course syllabi (if you're interested, this semester's are here and here). I was excited about the enthusiastic response from people interested in offering such a class (or just generally interested). If you want to dive deeper, there's also a terrific collection of innovation/tech and law syllabi collected by CALI's John Mayer and posted here.

  • Takeaways from ILTACon: Jennifer Hart reports on the big themes. I find these big picture summaries really helpful to see both the forest through the trees (particularly when I'm not able to attend, as was the case here).

  • Dig if you Will A Picture: this New Yorker article by the co-author of Prince's unfinished memoir is a fun read about a very deep character. Almost everything described in it is surreal. FWIW, Random House is publishing it on 10/29/19.


About Gabe Teninbaum

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. Every day, he digest tons of content on these topics. The goal of Lawtomatic, his newsletter, is to curate the most interesting, valuable, and thought-provoking of these ideas.

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