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Leading Edge Webinar Series

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Vikram Savkar
Vice President and General Manager International and Higher Education Markets Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S.

The Leading Edge Webinar Series explores hot topics in the legal academy, such as bridging the access to justice, improving student outcomes, technology and innovation in law school curricula, best practices in online education, and more. In this series, Vikram Savkar, General Manager of Wolters Kluwer Legal Education, interviews experts from the legal community.  

The Leading Edge Webinar Series is the newest extension of Wolters Kluwer’s Annual Leading Edge Conference—an invitation-only gathering of the country’s top legal education thought leaders to discuss key issues facing legal education and to brainstorm actionable strategies. Launched as an experiment in attendee-driven “unconferences,” Leading Edge has become a highly regarded gathering for the legal education community, with more than half of all law schools in the United States having participated.


Stay tuned for announcements about upcoming Leading Edge webinars . . .


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Artificial Intelligence in the Real World: How Law Schools Can Prepare Future Lawyers for Business Issues and the Disruption of Intellectual Property

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019 at 1:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Guest Speaker:
Steven P. Tapia, Distinguished Practitioner In Residence, Seattle University School of Law

This webinar will examine how the quickly expanding uses of artificial intelligence in business and technology are forcing new ways of thinking about content, technology and other intellectual property licenses. It will examine:

  • What “AI” and “Big Data” really mean
  • Specific business scenarios that reveal how ownership and use of big data sets challenge the very precepts of established intellectual property law
  • What these scenarios mean for practicing lawyers
  • How law school faculty can keep up with the changes and prepare future lawyers to deal with the legal implications of rapidly evolving technology
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The Legal Analytics & Innovation Initiative at Georgia State Law: Introduction and Discussion

Wednesday, March 27th, 2019 at 1:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

In this webinar, Anne Tucker, Faculty Director of GSU’s Legal Analytics & Innovation Initiative, and Ben Chapman, Executive Director, will discuss Georgia State College of Law’s program in Legal Analytics including:

  • What exactly do we mean by legal analytics?
  • Trends, both economic and technical, that are increasing the focus on legal analytics
  • Why teach legal analytics?
  • The Legal Analytics and Innovation Initiative at GSU as a partnership between GSU’s College of Law and Robinson College of Business
  • A discussion of various legal analytics projects at GSU, including a growing number of external partnerships
  • Challenges and opportunities in the legal analytics field
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Online Law School Courses: What Works?

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 at 1:00 pm ET
Guest Speaker: Martin Pritikin, Dean of Concord Law School at Purdue University Global

In this webinar, Martin Pritikin discussed the difference between the processes of developing online and traditional courses, including:

  • the focus on course outcomes
  • how to take advantage of the available technology 
  • dispelling some of the misconceptions about online courses
  • techniques to make online courses interactive and dynamic
  • best practices as well as pitfalls to avoid
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Improving Student Outcomes and Bridging the Access to Justice Gap: A Discussion with the Winners of the Leading Edge Prize for Educational Innovation

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 at 1:00 pm ET

Guest Speakers: 

  • Hosea H. Harvey, Professor of Law at Temple University's Beasley School of Law
  • Gregory Parks, Associate Dean of Research, Public Engagement, & Faculty Development and Professor of Law at Wake Forest University School of Law
  • Chad Trainer, Co-Founder and CEO of Proboknow and Lowboknow
  • Scott Barnes, Co-Founder and COO of Proboknow and Lowboknow
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In 2018, Wolters Kluwer launched the first Leading Edge Prize for Educational Innovation with the purpose of awarding teams that demonstrated a vision for improving outcomes and educational opportunities for law school students and new associates. In the first year of the prize, two winning teams were awarded $10,000 each. In this webinar, you’ll hear from team members about their projects and their plans to implement them.

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