"Legal futurist" Richard Susskind, who has also just authored the new book Tomorrow's Lawyers, gave the keynote speech for the LPTI Institute.
Richard Susskind is the IT Adviser to the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, works as a professor at multiple colleges, including Oxford, and is a past Chair of the Advisory Panel on Public Sector Information and of the Society for Computers and Law.
The embrace of technology by many lawyers has been a slow-going movement, Susskind said.
Susskind emphasized that students have the opportunity to influence the way the law profession changes. "What are we training new lawyers to become?" he asked.
Next up, we included Susskind and Institute director Andy Perlman on a panel with Krish Gupta JD '96, Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for EMC Corporation, Jordan Furlong, a partner with Edge International, and Regina Pisa, Chairman of the law firm Goodwin Procter LLP.
At EMC, Krish has worldwide responsibility for IP law and technology licensing matters, including IP policy, patent and trademark prosecution, open source and standards activities, IP litigation, strategic OEM agreements, and support for EMC's M&A activities.
Prior to serving as Chairman of Goodwin Procter, Ms. Pisa also served as the firm's Managing Partner for 13 years. She is also Chairman of the firm's Executive Committee and a member of its Management and Allocations Committees.