[Updated to add Vermont Law School’s conference.]

Lest you were wondering whether innovation is a hot topic in the legal field, here are three four conferences law schools are hosting this spring on the topic of innovation in law practice and technology.

#VLSLegalTech: Disrupt the Stone Age. This Friday, March 23, Vermont Law School will host its annual solutions conference, Sponsored by several VLS student groups with support from the Center for Legal Innovation, the conference will focus on the intersection of technology, law and social justice. The conference is free and open to the public and press, and will be streamed live at vermontlaw.edu/live.

CodeX FutureLaw Conference 2018. On April 5, CodeX, the Stanford Center for Legal Informatics, will host the sixth-annual FutureLaw conference, focusing on how technology is changing the landscape of the legal profession and the law, and how these changes impact us all. The conference promises to bring together the academics, entrepreneurs, lawyers, investors, policy makers, and engineers spearheading the tech-driven transformation of our legal system. Registration is $350, with discounts for Stanford alumni, government and non-profit employees, and others.

Summit on Law & Innovation (SoLI). On April 30, the Vanderbilt Law School Program on Law & Innovation will host this summit on the theme, “Building Connections, Breaking Down Silos.” SoLI will bring together distinguished thought leaders including practicing lawyers, legal technologists, legal academics and legal design experts for a day of education and discussion. The agenda features three keynote “Primer Talks,” several TED-style Igniter talks, and an interactive legal design bootcamp exercise co-led by SoLI co-creator Cat Moon, an adjunct professor at Vanderbilt Law, who is organizing the conference together with Larry Bridgesmith, founder and CEO of Legal Alignment. Registration is $250.

Beyond our Borders: A Global Legal Innovation Summit. On May 3 and 4, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law will bring together leaders from all facets of the global legal community to discuss how the legal ecosystem is being transformed across national boundaries and continents. Each speaker will give a presentation and then participate in a moderated discussion with a member of the Northwestern Law faculty. The conference is free, but space is limited and registration is required.

In addition to these, I already wrote about Clinnovation, the April 9 conference Suffolk Law School is hosting on legal innovation and clinical pedagogy.

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