Bucerius Legal Tech Essentials

Bucerius Legal Tech Essentials 2020

Curated, Intense, Remote.

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Here at Bucerius Law School, a leading law school in Germany, we have offered an annual Summer Program in Legal Technology and Operations since 2018. When the COVID-19 pandemic made it impossible to host an in-person Summer Program this year, we decided not to give up.

With generous support from our sponsor Baker McKenzie we created Bucerius Legal Technology Essentials—a free online educational experience with many of the lecturers that would normally be on our campus.

From late June to early August, we are going to host inspirational presentations from some of the world's leading legal technology and operations experts on weekdays at noon U.S. Central Time (that's 7:00 p.m. CEST). We promise 60–90 minutes of insights and Q&A.

Be sure to sign up in time to receive updates on topics, lecturers and more.

Also check out our schedule below.

Dan Katz and Dirk Hartung
Bucerius Center for Legal Technology and Data Science

Sponsored by
Baker McKenzie
Dan Katz and Dirk Hartung, Academic Directors of the Bucerius Summer Program Legal Technology and Operations

This summer, coming to a screen near you.



Laying the groundwork for more advanced subjects, these lectures will introduce you to Legal Technology and Legal Innovation. You’ll get a deeper introduction to data- and rules-based approaches and learn about the interconnectedness of legal innovation and the start-up landscape.

Daniel Martin Katz
Daniel Martin Katz
Chicago-Kent · Bucerius

Artificial Intelligence and Legal Analytics

June 29, Noon (CDT), 7:00 p.m. (CEST)
Daniel W. Linna Jr.
Daniel W. Linna Jr.
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law & McCormick School of Engineering

Computational Law and Rules-Driven Automation

June 30, Noon (CDT), 7:00 p.m. (CEST)
Roland Vogl
Roland Vogl

Legal Technology in Silicon Valley

July 1, Noon (CDT), 7:00 p.m. (CEST)

Innovators’ Spotlight

We highlight some of the bravest entrepreneurs in legal innovation. They share their story, tell us what made them successful and present how their current ventures make the legal world better. This presents an opportunity to learn about both legal innovation and entrepreneurship.

Alma Asay
Alma Asay

From Lawyer to Legal Technologist

July 2, Noon (CDT), 7:00 p.m. (CEST)
Liam Brown
Liam Brown

The Legal Ecosystem: Alternatives to Law Firms

July 21, Noon (CDT), 7:00 p.m. (CEST)
David Perla
David Perla
Burford Capital

Legal Capital and Innovative Financing in Changing Legal Markets

July 22, Noon (CDT), 7:00 p.m. (CEST)

Legal Operations

Legal Operations originated in legal departments but has made its way into law firms and the administration. Our experts share their experience in using technology to advance the understanding of their work, transform their department and create value for their organizations.

Gloria Sanchez Soriano
Gloria Sánchez Soriano
Banco Santander

Legal Operations at a Multi-National Bank

July 8, Noon (CDT), 7:00 p.m. (CEST)
David Cambria
David Cambria
Baker McKenzie

Legal Operations from a Law Firm Perspective

July 14, Noon (CDT), 7:00 p.m. (CEST)
Mary O'Carroll
Mary O'Carroll

The Rise of Legal Operations using the example of Google

July 16, Noon (CDT), 7:00 p.m. (CEST)

Digital Justice

Technology is the key to providing access to justice to everyone. In some parts of the world, legal systems have become hard to understand. In others, even basic justice can be difficult to obtain. Many of our systems are built for another era and make it hard to enforce one’s rights and resolve societal conflicts. In these sessions we explore how to tackle the massive task of taking our courts and institutions online and creating a better user experience.

Shannon Salter
Shannon Salter
Civil Resolution Tribunal

ODR and Public Justice Reform

July 7, Noon (CDT), 7:00 p.m. (CEST)
Valerie Saintot
Valérie Saintot
European Central Bank

Legislative Data Visualization: 20 Years of ECB Legal Framework

July 9, Noon (CDT), 7:00 p.m. (CEST)
Richard Susskind
Richard Susskind
Author, Speaker, Adviser

Online Courts and the Future of Justice

August 5, Noon (CDT), 7:00 p.m. (CEST)

Legal Science and Artificial Intelligence

Quantitative and computational methods are on the rise in legal academia. Some scholars, who are at the forefront of their fields, will share their latest results and explain their impact on the legal world of tomorrow. The sessions require no prior knowledge but some solid curiosity.

Mari Sako
Mari Sako
University of Oxford

AI-Enabled Business Models for the Delivery of Law

July 13, Noon (CDT), 7:00 p.m. (CEST)
J.B. Ruhl
Vanderbilt Law

Legal Complexity

July 28, Noon (CDT), 7:00 p.m. (CEST)
How Khang Lim
How Khang Lim
Singapore Management University

Legal Topic Classification

July 29, 10:00 a.m. (CDT), 5:00 p.m. (CEST)
Corinna Coupette
Corinna Coupette
Max Planck Institute for Informatics

Legal Networks

July 30, Noon (CDT), 7:00 p.m. (CEST)
Janis Beckedorf
Janis Beckedorf
Heidelberg University

Quantifying Legal Complexity

August 4, Noon (CDT), 7:00 p.m. (CEST)
Dirk Hartung
Dirk Hartung

Growth and Complexity

August 4, Noon (CDT), 7:00 p.m. (CEST)

A New Perspective on Law

Sometimes it requires outstanding minds to see what everyone else has seen but think what others have not. In this category we present innovative ways of seeing the law and its institutions. This new perspective hopefully inspires you to change the world around you.

Bill Henderson
William D. Henderson
IU Maurer School of Law

Innovation Diffusion in the Legal Industry

July 15, Noon (CDT), 7:00 p.m. (CEST)
John Duggan
John Duggan
Seyfarth Shaw

The Power of Lean Six Sigma, Legal Process Improvement, and Legal Project Management in the delivery of legal services

July 23, Noon (CDT), 7:00 p.m. (CEST)
Lucy Bassli
Lucy Bassli
InnoLegal Services

Defining Policies for Smart Risk-Taking

July 27, Noon (CDT), 7:00 p.m. (CEST)
Riikka Koulu
Riikka Koulu
University of Helsinki

Dispute Resolution and Legal Design

August 3, Noon (CDT), 7:00 p.m. (CEST)
Daniel B. Rodriguez
Daniel B. Rodriguez

Regulating Legal Technology

August 6, Noon (CDT), 7:00 p.m. (CEST)
Markus Hartung
Markus Hartung
Bucerius CLP

Regulating Legal Technology

August 6, Noon (CDT), 7:00 p.m. (CEST)
(expect surprises🥳)
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Legal Hackers Chapter Hamburg

Schedule 📆

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I sign up?

Just use the sign-up form at the bottom of the page.

How does this work?

You can sign up for individual lectures. They will be made available via Zoom Webinar.

Will I get a degree/a certificate?

This is not an academic program. We do not give out degrees or certificates for participation in Bucerius Legal Technology Essentials 2020. If you like our content, are interested in a certificate and prepared to invest some more time, check out the Passport to Practice program.

Do I need books or additional materials?


Do I need to attend all lectures?

No. You can pick and choose. We will upload a schedule here, email you a weekly schedule update and you will get a reminder 1 hour before each lecture.

Will there be recordings of the sessions?

We will not make recordings of the sessions widely available.

Sign Up

You can no longer sign up for Bucerius Legal Tech Essentials 2020. Click here for Bucerius Legal Tech Essentials 2021.

What about the on-campus program?

Of course, this is not the end to our on-campus program. Normal service will resume in 2022. In the meantime, check out this video and our official program website.