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The Main Course: 5 Things That Made Me Think This Week

  • Y Combinator & Legal Tech's Growth: there's no better sign of legal tech's emergence than the category's increasing participation in Silicon Valley's most famous incubator, Y Combinator, writes Jason Tashea in the ABA Journal.

  • Back to the Future: Marc Lauritsen re-posted an essay he wrote in 2001 on the future of lawyering. His predictions were quite accurate, and I'm hoping he writes a piece on law in 2040 this year.

  • What is Legal Design? A concise summary of what it entails by Kevin van Tonder. I always enjoy descriptions of big ideas in simple terms, and this post does it well.

  • Singapore Government Subsidizes Legal Tech Adoption: Artificial Lawyer blog describes a program that provides between $30,000-$100,000 to promote the adoption of tech tools. It's hard to imagine this happening in the US, but then again, as US firms have a harder time competing with alternative providers, maybe things will change.

  • Failure Camp/July 20/Nashville: Vanderbilt Law's Program on Law and Innovation is hosting a one-day event on failure. Specifically, how we define it, why we fear it, why it's inherent in the innovation process, and how to re-frame it to harness its power to make law better. Neat! More here.


About Gabe Teninbaum

Gabe Teninbaum (@GTeninbaum) is a professor at Suffolk Law (with additional affiliations at Yale, Harvard, and MIT) focusing on legal innovation, technology, and the changing business of law. Every day, he digest tons of content on these topics. The goal of Lawtomatic, his newsletter, is to curate the most interesting, valuable, and thought-provoking of these ideas.

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