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 noon U.S. Central Time (that's 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.
Also check out our schedule below.
Dan Katz and Dirk Hartung
Bucerius Center for Legal Technology and Data Science
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.
Artificial Intelligence and Legal Analytics
Computational Law and Rules-Driven Automation
Legal Technology in Silicon Valley
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.
From Lawyer to Legal Technologist
The Legal Ecosystem: Alternatives to Law Firms
Legal Capital and Innovative Financing in Changing Legal Markets
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.
Legal Operations at a Multi-National Bank
Legal Operations from a Law Firm Perspective
The Rise of Legal Operations using the example of Google
Technology is the key to providing access to justice to everyone. In some parts of the world, legal systems have become hard to understand. In others, even basic justice can be difficult to obtain. Many of our systems are built for another era and make it hard to enforce one’s rights and resolve societal conflicts. In these sessions we explore how to tackle the massive task of taking our courts and institutions online and creating a better user experience.
ODR and Public Justice Reform
Legislative Data Visualization: 20 Years of ECB Legal Framework
Online Courts and the Future of Justice
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.
AI-Enabled Business Models for the Delivery of Law
Legal Topic Classification
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.
Innovation Diffusion in the Legal Industry
The Power of Lean Six Sigma, Legal Process Improvement, and Legal Project Management in the delivery of legal services
Defining Policies for Smart Risk-Taking
Dispute Resolution and Legal Design
Regulating Legal Technology
Regulating Legal Technology
Just use the sign-up form at the bottom of the page.
You can sign up for individual lectures. They will be made available via Zoom Webinar.
This is not an academic program. We do not give out degrees or certificates for participation in Bucerius Legal Technology Essentials 2020. If you like our content, are interested in a certificate and prepared to invest some more time, check out the Passport to Practice program.
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.
We will not make recordings of the sessions widely available.
Of course, this is not the end to our on-campus program. Normal service will resume in 2022. In the meantime, check out this video and our official program website.