Projects

Overview

An initial set of possible projects for Future Law Works and others focused on the future of law and legal education emerged from the Law’s Futures roundtable held at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, California in September 2018.

Read about the inaugural Law’s Futures roundtable here.

Read a brief, summary report on the 2018 Law’s Futures roundtable.

Those projects are:

Beyond Law

Collecting, documenting, and advancing a set of best practices for institutional and disciplinary collaboration among law programs and other college and university-based academic programs, from engineering to business to public health to social work, and beyond.

Licensing Reconsidered

Exploring and advancing new and different roles for professional licensure.

New Foundations

Rebuilding the economic logic of legal education as part of a rebuilt legal services industry.

Law’s Futures

Institutionalizing deep reflection and experimentation on and in law via something akin to a “Xerox PARC,” “Skunk Works,” or “Bell Labs”-style semi-autonomous entity, which need not be linked to any specific law school, law faculty, or university.

A further set of projects emerged from the 2019 from the Law’s Futures roundtable held at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law in Chicago, Illinois in September, 2019.

Read about the 2019 Law’s Futures roundtable here.

Read a brief, summary report on the 2019 Law’s Futures roundtable, including a list of possible future projects.