Campbell Law Innovation Institute to host launch event on Friday, Oct. 15

The Campbell Law Innovation Institute (CLII) will host a formal Launch Event on Legal Innovation and Legal Education from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 15, at Campbell Law School. The event will be held in person but can also be accessed virtually. The Windar-style virtual conference is free and open to the public thanks to sponsor Lawyers Mutual Consulting & Services.

The mission of the Innovation Institute is to create educational experiences to serve the 21st-century legal services industry, and to research, teach, and promote ethical AI using data-driven, human-centered design with the ultimate goal of making a more just and virtuous society. The core value of the CLII is the belief that the ethics of artificial intelligence must be advanced through interdisciplinary study which must include philosophers, theologians, and other experts in the humanities who work collaboratively with technologists, lawyers, business leaders, and other experts.

The launch event for the Institute will feature a keynote presentation by Professor Daniel Rodriguez, director of the American Bar Association Center on Innovation, and former dean of Northwestern University’s Pritzker School of Law. The keynote will be followed  by a presentation by Ed Walters, the CEO and founder of FastCase and a professor of law at Georgetown University Law School.

A presentation on Human-Centered Design by Tsai Lu Lui, who is a professor and department head at the North Carolina State University College of Design, will follow.

After Professor Liu’s presentation,  a panel discussion will bring together the leaders of innovation initiatives at many leading law schools across the country: Daniel Linna (Northwestern), Nicole Morris (Emory), Amy Stein (University of Florida), David Colarusso (Suffolk University), and April Dawson (North Carolina Central University). The panel discussion will be led by Jeff Cox ’14 of UniCourt.

Registration for this event is required at this link.


4 p.m. Introductory Remarks by Sherri Yerk-Zwickl , Vice President and Chief Information Officer, and Professor Kevin Lee, CLII inaugural director

4:15 p.m. Harrison Wicker ’20, partner, The Wicker Law Firm, will introduce former Lt. Gov. Dennis Wicker, partner, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough

4:30 p.m. Keynote by Daniel Rodriquez, who is the Harold Washington professor and dean emeritus at Northwestern University’s Pritzker School of Law; past president of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS);  council member of the American Law Institute (ALI) and serves on the Board of Directors of the American Bar Foundation. Rodriguez is also a member of the American Bar Association’s Commission on the Future of Legal Services.

4:55 p.m. Technology Break

5 p.m. Ed Walters, CEO and founder of FastCase

5: 30 p.m. “What is Human Centered Design and Why does it Matter?” by Tsai Lu Liu, who is a professor and department chair of North Carolina State University’s College of Design.

6 p.m. Panel: “Rapid-Fire Talks on Legal Educational Initiatives”

Moderator: Jeff Cox ’14, director of Content and Data Acquisition at UniCourt Inc.


  • Daniel Linna , Professor and Director of the Law and Technology Initiatives, Northwestern’s Pritzker School of Law and McCormick School of Engineering
  • Nicole Morris, Director TI:GER Program and Professor in Practice, Emory University School of Law
  • April Dawson, Associate Dean of Technology and Innovation and Professor of Law
  • Amy Stein, Professor of Law and University Term Professor, University of Florida Levin College of Law
  • David Colarusso, Practitioner in Residence and Director of the Legal Innovation & Technology Lab, Suffolk Law School