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Conference: The Future of Law School Innovation

Fireside Chat with Phil Weiser and George Kembel

Over the last 5 years, in the fallout of the Great Recession, the legal profession has entered the era of the New Normal. Notably, a series of forces related to technological change, globalization, and the pressure to do more with less (in both corporate America and law firms) has changed permanently the legal services industry. As one article put it, firms are cutting back on hiring "in order to increase efficiency, improve profit margins, and reduce client costs." Indeed, in its recently noted cutbacks, Weil Gotshal's leaders remarked that it had initially expected old work to return, but came "around to the view that this is the 'new normal.'" This Conference will bring together national leaders from academia, technology and entrepreneurial companies, and practicing lawyers (both in-house and at law firms) to grapple with the ongoing challenges and opportunities that arise from the New Normal. In so doing, it will facilitate an important dialogue and share emerging best practices among leaders in the New Normal.

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