Author Richard Susskind on how technology is impacting law
Law school podcast series features Richard Susskind
CHICAGO - In the eighth episode of Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law’s Planet Lex podcast series, Richard Susskind, author, speaker and independent adviser to major professional firms and to national governments, discusses the impact new technologies will have on the legal profession.
He questions whether law schools are sufficiently training law students to be the pioneering attorneys of tomorrow.
The podcasts typically feature interviews with prominent Northwestern faculty members, discussing the law’s role in changing global, societal and technological landscapes.
Susskind’s main area of expertise is the future of professional service and, in particular, the ways information technology and the Internet are changing the work of lawyers.
In the previous episode, Destiny Peery, assistant professor of law at Northwestern, discusses implicit bias, tensions between the police and the communities they serve, and how perceptions of race impact the legal system. Peery’s teaching and research interests focus on law and psychology perspectives on criminal law, discrimination law, the use of social science as evidence, and race and law.
Defending Brendan Dassey, the evolution of music copyright law, sexual misconduct on campus, the regulation of public corruption, technological advancements and the law, law enforcement and implicit bias, and integrating the law and STEM-focused multidisciplinary education have all been topics of earlier episodes. Listen to all eight episodes.