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    SoLI: The Summit on Law and Innovation | April 30, 2018 | Vanderbilt University

    Produced by Vanderbilt Law School's Program on Law and Innovation

    Perhaps you've noticed that we're living in an era of unprecedented transformation in essentially every sector of the legal profession?

     

    Corporate clients are demanding innovation and efficiency, and their outside counsel law firms are striving to provide it.

     

    Law schools and their students face tough competition with some faltering and others making dramatic core changes.

     

    Legal technology suppliers are becoming more influential, not only as essential vendors to the legal industry but also as employers of legal talent.

     

    Legal education, the practice of law, and legal technology have largely developed independently of one another, intersecting at times but often following their own distinct evolutionary paths. We believe that now is the time to fully integrate and innovate the academy, practice, and technology facets of the legal profession, collaboratively creating new connections and breaking down silos that have kept them apart for too long.

     

    Join us April 30, 2018, at Vanderbilt Law School in Nashville for our breakthrough Summit on Law and Innovation (SoLI) an event produced by Vanderbilt’s Program on Law and Innovation (PoLI). SoLI's theme of "Breaking Down Silos + Building Connections" brings together top thought and action leaders from legal academia, practicing attorneys, and technologists, to share knowledge, present alternative perspectives, and cross-pollinate ideas. SoLI's ambitious plenary agenda includes keynote addresses, TED-style talks, dialogues between thought leaders and Summit participants, and a dynamic design thinking bootcamp inviting active collaboration among all attendees.

  • Attend SoLI!

    The inaugural Summit on Law and Innovation takes place on April 30, 2018, at the Vanderbilt University Student Life Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

     

    Early Bird Registration through February 15, 2018: $200

    After February 15: $250

     

    Questions about registration? Contact Cat Moon at c.moon@law.vanderbilt.edu.

  • SoLI Sponsors

    Many thanks to our sponsors for supporting the mission of SoLI! Their commitment makes it possible for SoLI to build connections and break down silos and together move the legal profession forward.

     

    Interested in becoming a sponsor? Learn more here.

    SoLI is produced by the Program on Law and Innovation at Vanderbilt Law School and would not be possible without its generous support.

    dealWIP is a generous REVOLUTIONARY sponsor of SoLI.

    ROSS Intelligence is a generous EVOLUTIONARY Sponsor of SoLI.

    The Accord Project is a generous EVOLUTIONARY Sponsor of SoLI, and a collaborator with the Program in Law and Innovation.

    Latitude is a generous INNOVATION sponsor of SoLI.

    RayNa Corp is a generous sponsor of SoLI.

    LegalWin is a generous sponsor of SoLI.

    Above the Law is a generous media sponsor of SoLI.

    Distributed is a generous media sponsor of SoLI.

  • Who will be at SoLI?

    We've invited thought leaders and doers from across legal practice, legal education, and legal technology to engage with SoLI participants in active collaboration throughout the Summit. SoLI contributors will deliver thought-provoking and dynamic talks interspersed with facilitated dialogues between contributors and SoLI attendees.

    Nicole Bradick

    Founder & CEO

    Theory and Principle

    Andy Daws

    CCO

    Kim Technologies

    Alix Devendra

    Chris Guthrie

    Shawnna Hoffman

    Global Co-Leader

    IBM Cognitive Legal Practice

    Mary Juetten

    CEO | Traklight

    Managing Director | Evolve Law

    Casey Kuhlman

    CEO

    Monax Industries

    Brian Kuhn

    Katrina Lee

    Associate Clinical Professor of Law

    The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law

    Kathleen Pearson

    Lawton Penn

    Partner | Davis Wright Tremaine

    Head | DWT De Novo

    Ann Pruitt

    Executive Director

    Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services

    Camille Reynolds

    Jose Torres

    Director of the Center for Innovation in Law

    Universidad Sergio Arboleda

    Fellow

    Stanford Center on the Legal Profession - Legal Design Lab

     

    Teresa Walker

    Chief Operating Officer

    Waller Landsden Dortch & Davis, LLP

     

  • SoLI Schedule

    Come early, stay late. Prepare to engage, collaborate, and connect.

    Breakfast and Registration

    7:30 a.m.

    Get your name tag, grab a seat, enjoy a yummy breakfast, and start meeting your SoLI colleagues.

    Igniter Session #1:

    Innovation in Legal Education

    8:05 a.m.

    What does innovation in legal education mean? And how does this connect to legal practice and legal technology? We engage these questions (and more) in a quick-fire round of thought-provoking igniter talks primed by Chris Guthrie, Dean of Vanderbilt Law School, and followed by a rousing dialogue amongst speakers and SoLI colleagues.

    Primer Talk: Dean Chris Guthrie, Vanderbilt Law School

     

    Igniter Talks:

    Alyson Carrel, Northwestern Law School

    Casey Kuhlman, Monax

    Rita Khanna, LexisNexis

    Elizabeth Renieris, Ouroboros LLP + Evernym

     

    Dialogue and discussion with SoLI colleagues.

    Break

    10:00 a.m.

    Now is the time to check email, return calls, and grab some caffeine. Or, join us for a guided meditation.

    Igniter Session #2: Innovation in Legal Practice

    10:15 a.m.

    Is innovation in legal practice an oxymoron? We engage this and other pressing questions in a quick-fire round of thought-provoking igniter talks primed by Lawton Penn of DWT, and followed by a rousing dialogue amongst speakers and SoLI colleagues.

    Primer Talk: Lawton Penn, Davis Wright Tremaine

     

    Igniter Talks:

    JB Ruhl, Vanderbilt Law School

    Joe Green, ThomsonReuters

    Andy Daws, Kim Technologies

    Ann Pruitt, Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services

     

    Dialogue and discussion with SoLI participants.

    Lunch

    11:15 a.m.

    Facilitated table talks. (Did you think we would let you rest while you ate? Nope.) Also, the food will be really, really good.

    Leading Lawyers Without a License

    12:30 p.m.

    We all can learn a lot from these trailblazing leaders. Prepare to be amazed. And come with questions. Because they have answers.

     

    Kathleen Pearson, Pillsbury

    Camille Reynolds, Fenwick & West

    Teresa Walker, Waller

    Human Centered Design Bootcamp

    1:05 p.m.

    Experience the power of design to change the way we do legal education, practice, and technology. Your hands will get dirty. And your life may change. (And, there will be homework. And chocolate.)

     

    Cat Moon, Vanderbilt Law School

    Facilitators:

    Alix Devendra, Start Here HQ

    Nicole Braddick, Theory and Principle

    Jose Torres, Universidad Sergio Arboleda, Stanford Center on the Legal Profession - Legal Design Lab

     

    Break

    2:30 p.m.

    Another chance to check email and grab some caffeine. Or, you may be so engrossed in conversation with SoLI colleagues that you forget the outside world.

    Igniter Session #3: Innovation in Legal Technology

    2:45 p.m.

    Does innovation in legal technology sound redundant? It's not. Join us in this quick-fire round of thought-provoking igniter talks primed by Shawnna Hoffman and Brian Kuhn of IBM, and followed by a rousing dialogue amongst speakers and SoLI colleagues.

    Primer Talk: Shawnna Hoffman and Brian Kuhn, IBM

     

    Katrina Lee, Ohio State University Law School

    Mary Juetten, Evolve Law

    Patrick Palace, Palace Law

    Marie Bernard, Nextlaw Labs

     

    Dialogue and discussion with SoLI colleagues.

     

    Concluding Remarks

    4:15 p.m.

    Brief and to the point. Because ...

     

    Cocktail Hour

    4:30 p.m.

    Need we say more?

     

  • Join SoLI as a sponsor.

    Support SoLI's mission to increase legal innovation through collaboration. AND support access to justice through our sister event, the Music City Legal Hackathon (April 14, 2018). Sponsors receive the following benefits for both events.

     

    A very limited number of sponsorship opportunities are available, at the Revolutionary, Evolutionary, and Innovation levels. For complete sponsorship information, please contact Larry Bridgesmith at larry.bridgesmith@law.vanderbilt.edu.

     

    SPONSOR BENEFITS:

    Promotion on event websites

    All sponsors receive logo placement and website links in the Sponsor section of this SoLI website and the Music City Legal Hackathon website (launching January 2018).

     

    Promotion in press releases, email and social media marketing

    All sponsors receive promotion in SoLI and Music City Legal Hackathon press releases, as well as email and social media marketing, with placement and frequency dependent upon sponsorship level.

     

    Branded signage and swag opportunity

    Revolutionary and Evolutionary Sponsors will have branded signage at both SoLI and Music City Legal Hackathon events.

    Revolutionary Sponsors may provide branded swag for SoLI participants.

    SoLI complimentary passes

    Revolutionary and Evolutionary Sponsors receive complimentary passes to SoLI, with the number dependent on sponsorship level.

    Opportunity to address SoLI participants

    Revolutionary Sponsors will have the opportunity to speak with SoLI participants over lunch during the Summit.

  • The SoLI Blog

    Want to know more about #SoLI2018?
    You've come to the right place!

    Leading up to Vanderbilt Law's Summit on Law and Innovation on April 30, 2018, we're sharing brief teasers of the provocative ideas our speakers will explore. Today, we get a glimpse into Mary Juetten's #ignite talk. Enjoy! About Mary Juetten (@maryjuetten) Mary E. Juetten, CA, CPA, JD is...
    Leading up to Vanderbilt Law's Summit on Law and Innovation on April 30, 2018, we're sharing brief teasers of the provocative ideas our speakers will explore. Today, we get a glimpse into Patrick Palace's #ignite talk. Enjoy! About Patrick Palace (@PalaceLaw) Patrick is the owner of Palace...
    Leading up to Vanderbilt Law's Summit on Law and Innovation on April 30, 2018, we're sharing brief teasers of the provocative ideas our speakers will explore. Today, we get a glimpse into Joe Green's #ignite talk. Enjoy! About Joe Green (@josephmgreen) Joe Green is a Senior Legal Editor at...
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  • SoLI Preview Webinars

    A SoLI conversation with Shawnna Hoffman, Brian Kuhn, and Lawton Penn, moderated by Larry Bridgesmith.

    A SoLI conversation with Lawton Penn and Cat Moon, moderated by Larry Bridgesmith.

  • Contact

    Larry Bridgesmith, SoLI Co-Organizer:

    larry.bridgesmith@law.vanderbilt.edu

     

    Cat Moon, SoLI Co-Organizer:

    c.moon@law.vanderbilt.edu

    Larry Bridgesmith, SoLI Co-Organizer

    615-687-2767

  • To receive email updates about SoLI, please complete the contact form below.

     

    Questions? Contact Cat Moon at c.moon@law.vanderbilt.edu.

  • Directions + Accommodations

    SoLI takes place on April 30, 2018, at the Vanderbilt Student Life Center on the Vanderbilt University campus in Nashville, Tennessee.

  • Accommodations for SoLI

    Room blocks have been reserved at the following hotels offering special rates for SoLI attendees for the evenings of April 29 and April 30. A limited number of rooms are available, on a first-reserved basis.

    Questions? Please contact Cat Moon at c.moon@law.vanderbilt.edu.

    Courtyard by Vanderbilt

    For general hotel information, go here.
    Rate: $169.00

    Reservation block code: LSV

    Go here to reserve a room or call 1-800-321-2211.

    Holiday Inn Nashville Vanderbilt

    For general hotel information, go here.

    Rate: $169.00
    Reservation block code: VUL

    Go here to reserve a room or call 1-615-327-4707.

    Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt

    For general hotel information, go here.
    Rate: $229.00

    Go here to reserve a room or call 1-285-0190. For reservations by telephone, there is no code required — reference Vanderbilt Law School's Program on Law and Innovation when making reservation.

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