Summer is over and classes start today here at Vanderbilt Law School, which means Law 2050 is back in action! Later today I will ramp up the second year of the Law 2050 class and begin posting about it and topics of interest to legal futurists.
The first order of business is to thank the many wonderful people who have agreed to be guest speakers in the class. Like last year’s lineup, it’s an exceptional set of presenters. Their perspectives bring life to the class and enhance the student experience in so many ways. Today’s post is devoted to them–many thanks to you all!
Aug. 25: Guest Speaker Panel – Law firm leaders discuss the state of the practice
- Andy Bayman – King & Spalding
- Beau Grenier – Bradley Arant
- Todd Rolapp – Bass Berry Sims
Aug. 26: Guest Speaker Panel – Corporate in-house counsel discuss the drivers of change
- Mike McCarthy – Quantumscape
- Celia Catlett – Texas Roadhouse
- Sara Finley – Caremark
Sept 9: Guest Speaker Panel – The globalization and consolidation of law firms
- Steve Mahon and Mark Ruehlmann – Squire Patton Boggs
Sept. 29: Guest speaker – Larry Bridgesmith of ERM Legal Solutions: Introduction to legal process management
Sept. 30: Guest speaker – Marc Jenkins of Cicayda: Introduction to e-discovery and information technology
Oct. 6: Panel Discussion: Alternatives to BigLaw – What is their “new normal”?
- Annie Passino – Southern Environmental Law Center
- Austin Payne – Tennessee Department of Environmental Conservation
- Alex Scarbrough Fisher – Thompson Burton
Oct. 14: Demonstration of Lex Machina Legal Analytics
Oct 20: Guest speaker – Zygmunt Plater of Boston College Law School: The future of environmental law
Oct. 27: Guest speaker – Michael Mills of Neota Logic: Introduction to Neota Logic compliance software
Nov. 17: Guest Speaker Panel – Law firm economics and advancement, big and small
- Patrick Cavanaugh – Blank Rome
- Walt Burton – Thompson Burton (invited)