Academic and Professional Development Committee Publications

Academic and Professional Development Committee Publications

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Artificial intelligence: ethical challenges for lawyers and law firms, October 2017
This article looks at ways to understand the ethical challenges for lawyers and law firms posed by AI, the scope and boundaries of AI systems and how AI can become a complementing asset for lawyers and law firms
Resilience under pressure - thriving or surviving in the legal profession? October 2017
Are lawyers more or less resilient than other professionals: both from law school and law firm points of view?
Developing the M&A lawyers of the future, October 2017
Summary of a panel session discussing how to accelerate the development of M&A lawyers, increase their business acumen and prepare them for the demands of practice
Mapping the legal system, October 2017
Leading academics, who are keeping a close eye on, and tracking the evolution of, the legal ecosystem presented the preliminary results of research on who (technology firms, law firms, the Big Four multidisciplinary firms, universities, start-ups, disrupters) is teaming up with whom and on what basis (exclusive, non-exclusive, global, selective).
Commoditisation and the impact on the development of future lawyers - Academic and Professional Development, December 2016
By Ulrikke W. Krogbeck
If the work traditionally undertaken by junior lawyers is outsourced and commoditised, how does the next generation develop its skills? How do we create top-quality future partners if there is less junior work available?
Survey results: Creating lawyers who can work across civil and common law jurisdictions - Academic and Professional Development, December 2016

This piece is based on a survey among law firms carried out in 2016. Its results were presented at the session 'Creating Lawyers who can work across civil and common law jurisdictions' at the IBA Annual Conference, Washington, DC, 2016
Creating lawyers who can work across civil and common law jurisdictions - Academic and Professional Development, December 2016
By Soledad Atienza
IBA Annual Conference, Washington DC, 2016. This session focused on the topic of the legal, ethical and cultural issues of lawyers who work across civil and common law jurisdictions, and how to address this issues in law schools and lawyer training
Academic and Professional Development Committee E-bulletin, October 2011

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Academic and Professional Development Committee newsletter, September 2009

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Academic and Professional Development Committee newsletter, September 2008

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