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12:00 (Noon)     Welcome and Introduction

Daniel Martin Katz,  Assistant Professor, Michigan State University College of Law
Co-Founder, ReInvent Law, A Law Laboratory @ MSU Law

Renee Newman Knake, Associate Professor, Michigan State University College of Law
Co-Founder, ReInvent Law, A Law Laboratory @ MSU Law

12:10 – 1:10   New Markets for Legal Services – New Roles for Technology

Ajaz Ahmed, Founder – Legal365
Kevin Doolan, Partner @ Eversheds
Stephen Mayson
, Professor of Strategy & Director, Legal Services Institute @ The College of Law
Geoff Wild
, Director of Governance & Law @ Kent County Council

1:10-2:00  Seven Ideas, Six Minutes Each (Pecha Kucha Style)   

(1) Ron Gruner, Chairman @ Sky Analytics, The Legal Client: Trials, Tribulations, and Future Expectation, @RonGruner

(2) Mark Smith, Director of In-House Legal Markets @ Lexis-Nexis, Skinny Law Before Robot Law

(3) Michael Bossone, Founder of LawWithoutWalls, @lawwithoutwalls

(4) James Peters, Vice President of Legal, Attorney Services @ Legal Zoom, Nice Model, Now Leave: Potential Impact of Choice of Law in an ABS World

(5) Joe Kelly, Consultant @ Tribune Company & Student MSU College of Law, Armchair Lawyering

(6) Paul Maharg, Professor @ University of Northumbria Law, Regulation and LegalEdTech

(7) Renee Newman Knake, Co-Founder, ReInvent Law, Assoc. Professor MSU College of Law, Technology and Untapped Markets in Law, @reneeknake

2:00-2:15           Tea/Coffee Break

2:15-2:30           A Very Special Announcement
John Sheridan
, Head of Legislative Services, National Archives (UK)

2:30-3:05           Keynote Address
Introduction: Joan Howarth, Dean, MSU College of Law
Speaker: Richard Susskind
The End of Lawyers? Rethinking the Nature of Legal Services

3:05-3:10           Transition to Breakout Sessions      

3:10-4:40           Breakout Sessions —Two Tracks

Track One:  Law + Tech: Advances Online, in the Cloud and with the Crowd (Methven Room)
Moderator: Prof. John Flood, University of Westminster
Talks By:
Tom McGinn
, Director of Business Development, VirtualCourthouse
Josh Blackman, Asst. Professor, South Texas Law, Creator of FantasySCOTUS.net, Harlan Institute
Dr. Adam Wyner, University of Liverpool
Richard Cohen, Executive Chairman & Group Counsel, Epoq
Raj Abhyanker, CEO @ Trademarkia.com

Track Two: Law+Tech: New Media, New Spaces, New Places (Room #5)
Moderator: Dr. Lisa Webley, University of Westminster
Talks By:
David Allen Green, Legal Correspondent for The New Statesman
Guido Boella, University of Turin
Michele DeStefano, Founder/Co-Creator, LawWithoutWalls, Assoc. Professor, Univ. of Miami Law
Paul Bernal
, University of East Anglia
Jonathan Lea, Solicitor & Communication Strategist, Bargate Murray

4:40-4:55           Tea/Coffee Break

4:55-5:25           Law+Tech Meets Big Data
Talks By:
Jack G. Conrad, Lead Research Scientist, Thomson Reuters
Daniel Katz, Co-Founder, ReInvent Law, Assist. Professor, MSU College of Law, @computational

5:25-6:10           Roundtable on Challenges for Innovation in Law and Tech

Moderator:  Natalie Campbell, Founder, A Very Good Company
Challenges in Regulation:  Chris Kenny, Chief Executive Legal Services Board
Challenges in Communication: Jon Busby, Business Development Director, Epoq
Challenges in Adoption:  Monica Goyal, Founder My Legal Briefcase 

6:10      Closing Comments & Reception

Andy Boon, Dean, University of Westminster School of Law