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Challenges & opptys for legal education & practice of law
Friday, April 04, 2014 at 08:30 AM    Cost: Absolutely Free
Subotnick Center, 250 Joralemon St, 10th Fl

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Join legal entrepreneurs and international visionaries in law, entrepreneurship, and innovation for discussions, demonstrations, and networking. Participants in this symposium will focus on challenges and opportunities that are changing legal education and the practice of law. This program will feature enlightening talks and expert panels on new issues facing the legal system, changes in law and legal practice that are needed and are underway, and how the future of law and legal practice might look. In addition to the presentations and talks, this program will also include demonstrations of forward-looking legal products and services exemplifying the new face of law practice.

Breakfast, coffee, and networking sponsored by Clio.

Lunch is sponsored by the Voice Communication Exchange Committee (VCXC).

The event is co-sponsored by the Center for Urban Business Entrepreunership (CUBE), the Brooklyn Law Incubator & Policy Clinic (BLIP), iLINC European Network of law school startup clinics, Legal Hackers, HiiL, The Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law, and the New York Greater Metropolitan Area chapter of the Internet Society.


8:30 to 9:00 Breakfast, Coffee and Networking (sponsored by Clio)

9:00 to 9:15 Opening Remarks

9:15 to 10:15 American and European Approaches to Experiential Legal Education:
Training the Next Generation of Entrepreneurial Lawyers
American and European legal academics and experts focused on experiential
law, entrepreneurship, and innovation compare their respective approaches,
with an eye towards building an innovative and collaborative global system-a
network of networks of legal startup clinics.

Jonathan Askin (@jaskin), Professor, Brooklyn Law School;
Founder/Director, Brooklyn Law Incubator & Policy Clinic; Innovation
Catalyst, Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship

Patrick Cahill (@qmqlegal), qLegal Coordinator, Queen Mary University
of London

Wilfried De Wever, Head of Innovating Justice Hub, The Hague Institute
for the Internationalisation of Law

Anthony Luppino, Professor, University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC)
School of Law; Faculty Co-Director of UMKC Entrepreneurial Legal
Services Clinic; Lead Editor, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation's
Entrepreneurship Law (EshipLaw) Website

Esther Barron, Clinical Professor of Law and Director, Entrepreneurship
Law Center, Northwestern University School of Law

10:15 to 10:30 Lightning Talks and Demos
TinyLaw: Putting the Power of Everyday Contracts in Consumers'
Vinay Jain, Chief Legal Officer, ShakeLaw

Student Demos:
Hacking a Platform for DMCA Takedowns of Revenge Porn -- Building an Online Repository for Small
Inventors to Share Ideas with the World

10:30 to 10:45 Coffee and Networking

10:45 to 11:45 Crowdsourcing the Law: Collaborative Legal Platforms
Startups challenging the increasingly complicated nature of legal practice
explain how tools that tap into the power of collaboration and the crowd can
improve the practice.

Phil Weiss, Founder and Director of Technological Development, New
York Legal Hackers; Associate, Fridman Law Group

Hon. Amedeo Santosuosso, Judge, Court of Appeal of Milan (I);
Professor of Law, Science and New Technologies, University of Pavia,
Department of Law, Interdepartmental Research Center ECLT,
University of Pavia (I); President, European Association for Neuroscience
and Law (via video)

Matt Hall and John Watkinson, Co-Founders, Docracy

Jake Heller (@Jacob_Heller), Founder and CEO, CaseText (via video)

Erik Lopez, Co-founder and CEO, Jurify

11:45 to 11:55 Lightning Keynote: Hacking the Law
Ben Kallos, New York City Council Member, Chair, Committee on Governmental

11:55 to 12:45 Access to Justice: Using Technology and the Crowd
Civically-minded New Yorkers discuss how innovative uses of technology and
crowdsourcing can give individuals increased ability to access and use the
judicial system.

Marsha Garrison, Suzanne J. and Norman Miles Professor of Law,
Brooklyn Law School

Wilneida Negron (@WilneidaNegron), Manager, Technology
Innovations, LawHelpNY

Mark O'Brien, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Pro Bono Net;
Adjunct Professor of Law; Georgetown University Law Center

Nikki Zeichner (@nikzei), Founder, Parole Hearing Data Project;
Associate, London & Robin

12:45 to 12:50 Announce CUBE Innovators

12:50 to 2:00 Working Lunch: Collaborative Drafting of the Citizens Charter for
Cyberspace (sponsored by VCXC)
In 1215, a few noblemen drafted the Magna Carta. In 1620, a few fleeing
Englishmen drafted the Mayflower Compact. In 1776, a few well-educated
revolutionaries drafted the Declaration of Independence. In 1787, elected
representatives drafted US Constitution. In 1996, one person, John Perry Barlow,
drafted A Declaration of Independence of Cyberspace. Today, we harness our
collective experience, knowledge, wisdom, and judgment to collaborate on a
Citizens Charter for Cyberspace. We will discuss and collaborate and hone in on
the principles and language for such a Charter, and the creation of a living,
breathing document for the next phase in human and planetary relations.

Facilitator: Daniel Berninger, Founder, VCXC

2:00 to 2:30 Lightning Talks and Demos
Eating Your Own Dog Food: Tools for Tech Lawyers
Amanda Brock, Solicitor & Director, Origin Ltd International Technology

Student Demo:
G-Corp: Standards for Socially-Responsible Online Ventures

2:30 to 3:20 Social Entrepreneurship: New Legal Structures for Social Ventures
Policy and legal experts walk us through the nuts and bolts of pursuing B Lab
certification, registering as a benefit corporation or other similar structures in
the United States, and the prospects for other models and structures for Social

Dana Brakman Reiser, Vice Dean and Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law

Holly Ensign-Barstow (@HollyEBarstow), Policy Associate, B Lab

Allen Bromberger, Partner, Perlman & Perlman

Neil Jacobs (@nijacobs), Managing Partner, N. I. Jacobs & Associates

3:20 to 3:25 Lightning Talk: Technology for the Long Haul
Joshua Lenon, Lawyer in Residence, Clio
Lawyers have responsibilities to clients that last for years and decades. Are you
choosing technology that will help you met those responsibilities in the years to
come? Learn how to pick software and services based on long-term needs to
support your entire legal career.

3:25 to 3:35 Coffee Break and Networking

3:35 to 4:25 Approaches to Funding Legal Processes: Alternative Litigation Financing
Firms and Patent Defense
Practitioners discuss the benefits and issues that arise from nontraditional
approaches to bringing and defending against litigation, including via selling an
equity stake in an action and collaborating to reduce costs.

Stephen Reed, Clinical Professor of Law, Assistant Director,
Entrepreneurship Law Center, and Co-Director, JD-MBA Program,
Northwestern University School of Law

Christopher Beal, Patent Troll Defense Network Coordinator, Application
Developers Alliance

Sean Coffey, Partner, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP; Co-founder
and Managing Director, BlackRobe Capital

Travis D. Lenkner, Managing Director, Gerchen Keller Capital

4:25 to 5:15 The Lawyer as CTO
This panel of current and former White House Deputy Chief Technology Officers
and lawyer/technologists explore the role of the lawyer in emerging ventures
and tech policy formation.

Daniel "Dazza" Greenwood, Computational Legal Science Group at the
MIT Media Lab; Founder,

Andrew McLaughlin, Partner, Betaworks; CEO, Digg and Instapaper;
Former White House Deputy CTO

Beth Noveck, Director, The Governance Lab, and Jacob K. Javits Visiting
Professor, NYU; Former White House Deputy CTO

Michael Robak, Associate Library Director and Director of Technologies,
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law

Steven Berrent, Managing Director, WilmerHale eDiscoverySolutions;
Director of Information Technology, Vice President Al Gore's
presidential campaign

5:15pm to 5:30pm Closing Remarks
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