Bucerius Legal Tech Essentials

Bucerius Legal Tech Essentials

Curated, Intense, Remote.

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Here at Bucerius Law School, a leading law school in Germany, we have offered an annual Summer Program in Legal Technology and Operations since 2018. When the COVID-19 pandemic made it impossible to host an in-person Summer Program this year, we decided not to give up.

With generous support from our sponsor Baker McKenzie we created Bucerius Legal Technology Essentials—a free online educational experience with many of the lecturers that would normally be on our campus.

From late June to early August, we are going to host inspirational presentations from some of the world's leading legal technology and operations experts on weekdays at 7:00 p.m. CEST. We promise 60–90 minutes of insights and Q&A.

Be sure to sign-up in time to receive updates on topics, lecturers and more.

Sponsored by
Baker McKenzie
Dan Katz and Dirk Hartung, Academic Directors of the Bucerius Summer Program Legal Technology and Operations

This summer, coming to a screen near you.



Laying the groundwork for more advanced subjects, these lectures will introduce you to Legal Technology and Legal Innovation. You’ll get a deeper introduction to data- and rules-based approaches and learn about the interconnectedness of legal innovation and the start-up landscape.

Roland Vogl
Roland Vogl

Legal Technology in Silicon Valley

Daniel Martin Katz
Daniel Martin Katz
Chicago-Kent · Bucerius

Artificial Intelligence and Legal Analytics

Daniel W. Linna Jr.
Daniel W. Linna Jr.
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law & McCormick School of Engineering

Computational Law and Rules-Driven Automation

Innovators’ Spotlight

We highlight some of the bravest entrepreneurs in legal innovation. They share their story, tell us what made them successful and present how their current ventures make the legal world better. This presents an opportunity to learn about both legal innovation and entrepreneurship.

Alma Asay
Alma Asay

From Lawyer to Legal Technologist

Liam Brown
Liam Brown

The Legal Ecosystem: Alternatives to Law Firms

David Perla
David Perla
Burford Capital

Legal Capital and Innovative Financing in Changing Legal Markets

Legal Operations

Legal Operations originated in legal departments but has made its way into law firms and the administration. Our experts share their experience in using technology to advance the understanding of their work, transform their department and create value for their organizations.

Gloria Sanchez Soriano
Gloria Sánchez Soriano
Banco Santander

Legal Operations at a Multi-National Bank

Valerie Saintot
Valérie Saintot
European Central Bank

Legislative Data Visualization: 20 Years of ECB Legal Framework

Mary O'Carroll
Mary O'Carroll

The Rise of Legal Operations using the example of Google

Legal Science & Legal Analytics

Quantitative and computational methods are on the rise in legal academia. Some scholars, who are at the forefront of their fields, will share their latest results and explain their impact on the legal world of tomorrow. The sessions require no prior knowledge but some solid curiosity.

J.B. Ruhl
Vanderbilt Law

Legal Complexity

How Khang Lim
How Khang Lim
Singapore Management University

Legal Topic Classification

Dirk Hartung
Dirk Hartung

Growth and Complexity

A New Perspective on Law

Sometimes it requires outstanding minds to see what everyone else has seen but think what others have not. In this category we present innovative ways of seeing the law and its institutions. This new perspective hopefully inspires you to change the world around you.

Bill Henderson
William D. Henderson
IU Maurer School of Law

Innovation Diffusion in the Legal Industry

Corinna Coupette
Corinna Coupette
Max Planck Institute for Informatics

Legal Networks

Shannon Salter
Shannon Salter
Civil Resolution Tribunal

ODR and Public Justice Reform

(more to come…expect surprises🥳)
Supported by
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Legal Hackers Chapter Hamburg

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I sign up?

Just use the sign-up form at the bottom of the page.

How does this work?

You can sign up for individual lectures. They will be made available via Zoom Webinar.

Will I get a degree/a certificate?

This is not an academic program. We do not give out degrees or certificates for participation in Bucerius Legal Technology Essentials 2020.

Do I need books or additional materials?


Do I need to attend all lectures?

No. You can pick and choose. We will upload a schedule here, email you a weekly schedule update and you will get a reminder 1 hour before each lecture.

Will there be recordings of the sessions?

We will not make recordings of the sessions widely available.

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What about the on-campus program?

Of course, this is not the end to our on-campus program. Normal service will resume in 2021. In the meantime, check out this video and our official program website.