Innovation’s Role in the Law

The topic of today’s class revolves around law’s role in innovation, so I decided research the inverse of this question: What role does innovation play in the legal field?

I focused on “legal field,” as it relates to traditional “big law” law firms.  I was interested in learning more about how law firms are adapting (or refusing to adapt) to changes in the marketplace and client needs, as well as changes in technology. Ultimately, I wanted to be able to discern what the “law firm of the future” would look like.  While uncertainty permeates, I was fascinated by the divergent approaches of various industry leaders.

Some relevant discussions are summarized (and linked) below: