Law Firm Innovation Index
This Phase 1, Version 1.0 of the Law Firm Innovation Index measures law firm innovation based on Google Advanced searches for indicators of innovation on law firm websites. This is not a ranking of law firms. As discussed below, this approach has weaknesses, including that it may not capture the most critical aspects of innovation.
Catalog of Law Firm Innovations
This Catalog captures legal-service delivery innovations. It does not contain any substantive legal innovations (e.g., the “poison pill”). Only innovations that have been implemented are included. For example, law firms working with legal startups are identified only if they have moved beyond testing to offering a product to clients.
Law School Innovation Index
This prototype highlights 40 law school legal-service delivery innovation and technology programs of which we are aware as of October 31, 2017. Law schools have earned the criticism they face for failing to update their curricula and failing to prepare students for 21st-century practice.
Daniel W. Linna Jr. has a joint appointment at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and McCormick School of Engineering as the Director of Law and Technology Initiatives and a Senior Lecturer. Dan’s teaching and research focus on innovation and technology, including computational law, artificial intelligence, data analytics, leadership, operations, and innovation frameworks.
Jordan Galvin is the Innovation Counsel for LegalRnD – The Center for Legal Services Innovation at Michigan State University College of Law for 2017-18.
Andrew will graduate from MSU Law in May 2018. He plans to return home to Fort Wayne, Indiana to practice.
Jameson will graduate from MSU Law in May 2018 and hopes to relocate to Texas and further his career in health law.
Anita will graduate from MSU Law in May 2018.
She plans to pursue a career at the intersection of
law and technology, specifically in the realm of artificial
Alex will graduate from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law in May 2021. He will join Baker McKenzie’s Chicago office as a summer associate in 2020.
Lauren will graduate from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law in May 2020 and join Allen & Overy.
Mona will graduate from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law in May 2020 and join the Private Equity practice group of White & Case’s Chicago office.
What Peers Are Saying
Find out how lawyers are seizing chances to better serve clients via @DanLinna's Legal Services Innovation Index
Gillian Hadfield, Richard L. and Antoinette Schamoi KirtlandProfessor of Law and Professor of Economics, University of Southern California Gould School of Law
To drive change, rather than rank law firms on revenue and profit, rank and assess them on their use of technology
Jim SandmanCorporation president, Legal Services Corporation
This is an excellent addition to the legal innovation mix!
David CurleDirector of the Technology & Innovation Platform, Thomson Reuters Legal