Driving a Culture of Legal Innovation: From private practice in London and New York to Legal Hackers and Stanford CodeX and Legaltech (20 November 2018)



Driving a Culture of Legal Innovation: From private practice in London and New York to Legal Hackers and Stanford CodeX and Legaltech

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Academic Conference Room, 11/F Cheng Yu Tung Tower, HKU

Legal innovation is an increasing area of focus in the legal profession and law schools. With the advent of technological automation, artificial intelligence and blockchain smart contracts, legaltech is already changing legal practice and access to justice worldwide. In a fireside chat moderated by LITE Lab@HKU executive director Brian Tang, Tony Lai and Jameson Dempsey will share their respective perspectives and journeys from technology lawyers in Herbert Smith Freehills in London and Kelly, Drye & Warren in New York respectively, to a co-ordinating a global movement of Legal Hackers and researching global legal innovation at CodeX: Stanford Centre for Legal Informatics, and in the case of Tony, founding legaltech startup Legal.io.

About the Speakers:

Tony Lai is an Entrepreneurial Fellow at the Stanford Center for Legal Informatics (CodeX) and a co-founder of Legal.io. Tony was also on the founding team of StartX, the top-tier, Stanford-affiliated startup accelerator, where he continues to advise on legal and social innovation support. For more details, see https://law.stanford.edu/directory/tony-lai/

Jameson Dempsey is a technology attorney and community builder who is a board director of Legal Hackers and Residential Fellow of Stanford Law School’s CodeX. For more details, see https://law.stanford.edu/directory/jameson-dempsey/

Legal Hackers, a global movement that fosters creative problem-solving at the intersection of law and technology through education, prototyping, and policy discussions (https://legalhackers.org/). A report of the Hong Kong Node of the Legal Hackers’ Computational Law and Blockchain Festival was included in the Stanford Journal of Blockchain Law and Policy: https://stanford-jblp.pubpub.org/pub/hong-kong

Moderator: Brian Tang is the founding executive director of LITE Lab@HKU, an interdisciplinary programme to foster law, innovation, technology and entrepreneurship. Brian is also managing director of Asia Capital Markets Institute, as was formerly investment banking counsel at Credit Suisse in Hong Kong and senior associate at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York and California.

co-organisers: AIIFL, Law and Technology Centre and Legal Hackers

To know more about LITE Lab@HKU, please visit https://lite.law.hku.hk/