58 episodes

This podcast cuts through the noise surrounding the future of law. All over the world and across all sectors, expanding and accelerating technologies are changing our lives and even changing us. How can the law and the legal profession keep up with all the changes?  Law professors Michael Madison (US) and Dan Hunter (Australia) take a global view of the law and technology ecosystem, talking to lawyers, entrepreneurs, educators, students, and thought leaders across for-profit, non-profit, and government sectors. 

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This podcast cuts through the noise surrounding the future of law. All over the world and across all sectors, expanding and accelerating technologies are changing our lives and even changing us. How can the law and the legal profession keep up with all the changes?  Law professors Michael Madison (US) and Dan Hunter (Australia) take a global view of the law and technology ecosystem, talking to lawyers, entrepreneurs, educators, students, and thought leaders across for-profit, non-profit, and government sectors. 

    Ep. 39 - Jordan Furlong, on Future Law, Re-regulation, Access to Justice, and the Rule of Law

    Ep. 39 - Jordan Furlong, on Future Law, Re-regulation, Access to Justice, and the Rule of Law

    Jordan Furlong brings an unusual sharp and critical eye to conversations about the future of law, as a consultant, author, and former lawyer.  He pulled no punches in this wide-ranging conversation with host Michael Madison, covering lawyer licensing, legal literacy, the rule of law, and the fundamental values that characterize the best of the legal profession, from ancient times to the present.

    Links

    Law21, Jordan Furlong's consultancy

    The Law21 blog

    Jordan Furlong on Twitter 

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    • 36 min
    Ep. 38 - Michael Sears, on Leadership Innovation in the Military, Silicon Valley, and Law

    Ep. 38 - Michael Sears, on Leadership Innovation in the Military, Silicon Valley, and Law

    Michael Sears spent three decades as an investor and CEO in Silicon Valley after a first career as an officer in the Marine Corps, followed by law and business degrees.  Now he is back at the United States Naval Academy, leading a leadership innovation lab as part of the Academy's continuing requirement that all midshipmen advance through a curriculum in leadership, ethics, and law.  His distinctive background offers fertile ground for reflection in this episode, on cross-pollination among cultures and practices of tech innovation, military service, and the legal profession.

    Links

    Michael Sears at the Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership

    The Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership

    The Boeing Leadership Innovation Laboratory

    Interactive Leadership Simulations

    Radio Stockdale: podcasts

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    • 34 min
    Ep. 37 - Vikram Mansharamani, Trend Spotter, not a Lawyer

    Ep. 37 - Vikram Mansharamani, Trend Spotter, not a Lawyer

    Future law means understanding worlds beyond law. Lawyers spend a lot of time talking to other lawyers. This episode features a fascinating conversation with Vikram Mansharamani, a consultant, author, and importantly, not a lawyer, about macro trends in the economy and society that will inevitably come to affect legal professionals and legal systems. 

    Link

    Vikram Mansharamani, Think for Yourself: Restoring Common Sense in an Age of Experts and Artificial Intelligence (Harvard Business Review Press, 2020)

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    • 36 min
    Ep. 36 - Joy Heath Rush, CEO of the International Legal Technology Association

    Ep. 36 - Joy Heath Rush, CEO of the International Legal Technology Association

    Joy Heath Rush is the CEO of the ILTA, a global volunteer-led membership organization that develops and shares information about technology in law practice, supporting lawyers and other professionals in law firms, law departments, governments, and academic organizations. In this episode, she and host Mike Madison reflect on the evolution of legal tech since the mid-1980s and bring the story up to the present, with insight into critical contemporary topics and takeaways.

    Link

    International Legal Technology Association

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    • 35 min
    Ep. 35 - Joan Heminway, on Corporate Law and Leadership

    Ep. 35 - Joan Heminway, on Corporate Law and Leadership

    Joan Heminway brings long experience as a corporate lawyer in BigLaw to her work researching and writing about securities law and corporate finance at the University of Tennessee. Now she is assuming a key role at the head of the university's well-known Institute for Professional Leadership, building on those experiences to help law students and new lawyers acquire leadership skills and navigate the future of law.

    Links

    Joan MacLeod Heminway at the University of Tennessee

    Institute for Professional Leadership at the University of Tennessee

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    • 34 min
    Ep. 34 - Andrea Matwyshyn, Penn State Professor of Law and Innovation

    Ep. 34 - Andrea Matwyshyn, Penn State Professor of Law and Innovation

    How can law and lawyers move the public policy process?  Dr. Andrea Matwyshyn is a law professor at Penn State University who is on a mission to bring lawyers, policymakers, and engineers together to solve complex social problems at the edges of law and technology. (She has a faculty appointment at Penn State's College of Engineering to go with her law faculty role.) Future Law Podcast host Mike Madison talks with her about grounding that mission in her "lab" work with her students, and how that "lab" projects come out of her research on technology, computer security, gender and ethics, and history.

    Dr. Andrea Matwyshyn's home page

    The PILOT Lab at Penn State Law

    A PILOT Lab project: the Computer Herstory Museum

    The Manglona Lab at Penn State Law

    Dr. Andrea Matwyshyn on Twitter

    Article about "The Internet of Bodies"

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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

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5 Ratings

5 Ratings

jmsolo2001 ,

Cutting-Edge Thinking on Legal Education and Future of Law

Terrific podcast for anyone interested in the future of legal education and the legal industry. Hosts are a nice mix of folks in Australia and the U.S., giving the show a broader perspective than if just one country. Guests offer thoughtful commentary — take a listen!

Theodore C W ,

Very Relevant for Attorneys Trying to Find the Way Forward as Tech Changes the Face of Law Practice

I’m an in-house attorney at a global financial services firm. My responsibilities include working with other attorneys and the firm’s tech folks to make recommendations for the adoption of new technologies into the workflow of the legal department. In just the first three episodes, Future Law has given me some practical insights to bring back to my colleagues.

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