Work closely with field leaders
The Summer Program in Legal Technology and Operations is taught by innovators from academia, law firms and legal departments.
Dirk Hartung is Executive Director of Legal Technology at Bucerius Law School. After five years at a renowned boutique firm for Press and Media Law, he joined his alma mater in 2014 as a member of the management team. His research focuses on legal technology and data science in law as well as technology education for students and legal professionals. He teaches Machine Learning in Law and is a co-founder of the European Legal Tech Association and the Hamburg chapter of Legal Hackers.
Prof. Dr. Daniel Katz
Daniel M. Katz is a scientist, technologist and law professor who applies an innovative polytechnic approach to teaching law—to help create lawyers for today's biggest societal challenges. He is the Director of the Law Lab at Chicago-Kent College of Law (Illinois Institute of Technology). Both his scholarship and teaching integrate science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Professor Katz teaches Practice & Professionalism, E-Discovery, Legal Analytics, Legal Project Management + Legal Process Improvement and Civil Procedure at Chicago-Kent.
Academic Advisory Board
The quality of lecturers and academic rigor of class sessions is ensured by an academic advisory board.
The board advises the academic directors on all matters of research and teaching in accordance with the standards and rules of Bucerius Law School, including the Code of Conduct and Study and Examination Regulations.
A veteran in the Legal Operations field, Stephanie Corey began her career at Hewlett Packard Company as Chief of Staff and head of Legal Operations.
Stephanie has held similar positions at VMWare and Flex International.
She is the co-founder of the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC), a leading Legal Operations association, and co-founder and General Partner of UpLevel Ops, LLC, a legal strategy and operations consulting firm.
Stephanie holds a BA in Economics and an MBA from Lehigh University, and is a serial entrepreneur in her spare time.
Corinna Coupette is a Research Assistant at the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance in Munich. Her research focuses on Empirical Legal Studies, Legal Data Science, and Artificial Intelligence and Law.
Corinna has written her doctoral thesis on Legal Network Science and its applications to German Law. In the course of her research, she has constructed an original network data set from decisions of the German Federal Constitutional Court.
An aspiring computer scientist, Corinna teaches Programming at Bucerius Law School and serves as a tutor in computer science at LMU Munich.
Corinna studied Law at Bucerius Law School and Stanford Law School. She is currently pursuing a degree in Computer Science at LMU Munich.
Dr. Catrina Denvir
Dr. Catrina Denvir is a Research Fellow and Director of the Centre for Legal Innovation at Ulster University. She is an expert in a broad range of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies; her interests include: technological innovation in the legal profession, the role of law in everyday life, public understanding of the law, design of legal services and access to justice.
Margaret Hagan is Director of the Legal Design Lab and a lecturer at the Stanford Institute of Design (the d.school). She was a fellow at the d.school from 2013-2014, where she launched the Program for Legal Tech & Design, experimenting in how design can make legal services more usable, useful and engaging.
She teaches a series of project-based classes with interdisciplinary student groups; these classes tackle legal challenges through user-focused research and design of new legal products and services. She also leads workshops to train legal professionals in the design process.
Margaret graduated from Stanford Law School in June 2013. She served as a student fellow at the Center for Internet & Society and President of the Stanford Law and Technology Association. While a student, she built the game app Law Dojo to make studying for law school classes more interactive & engaging. She also started the blog Open Law Lab to document legal innovation and design work.
Markus Hartung is a lawyer and mediator, as well as Director of the Bucerius Center on the Legal Profession (CLP). He has broad experience in leading law firms, serving as a member of the Global Executive Committee and German Managing Partner of Linklaters (and its predecessor firm) from 1999 through 2008.
Markus is a chairman of the Committee on Professional Regulation of the German Bar Association (DAV).
At the CLP, he is responsible for the conception of educational and continuing education programs for legal professionals. His expertise in the framework of the CLP lies in market development and trends, management and strategic leadership as well as corporate governance of societies. He regularly holds public lectures on these topics.
Prof. William Henderson
Professor William Henderson ("Bill") is on the faculty at Indiana University Maurer School of Law, where he holds the Stephen F. Burns Chair on the Legal Profession. Since joining the faculty in 2003, Professor Henderson has taught several business course, including Business Association, Securities Regulation and Business Planning. In connection with his research, which focuses on the empirical analysis of the legal profession and legal education, he has also developed and taught courses on project management, law firms economics, leadership and professional responsibility combined with lawyer development.
Bill's academic work has appeared in leading legal journals, including the Stanford Law Review, the Michigan Law Review, and the Texas Law Review. Bill also regularly publishes articles in The American Lawyer, The ABA Journal, and The National Law Journal. His observations on the legal market and legal education are also frequently quoted in the mainstream press, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Atlantic Monthly, The Economist, and National Public Radio. Based on his research and public speaking, Bill was included on the National Law Journal's list of The 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America (complied every ten years). In 2015 and 2016, he was named the Most Influential Person in Legal Education by The National Jurist magazine. In 2009, Henderson was named a "Legal Rebel" by the ABA Journal.
In 2010, Bill co-founded Lawyer Metrics, an applied research company that helps lawyers and law firms use data to make better operational and strategic decisions. Lawyer Metrics (now LawyerMetrix) was acquired by AccessLex Institute in 2015. In 2017, Bill founded Legal Evolution, an online publication that chronicles successful innovation within the legal industry.
Dr. Mireille Hildebrandt
Dr. Mireille Hildebrandt started her academic life with a taste of cultural anthropology, later switching to law. She obtained her law degree from Leyden University and holds a PhD from Erasmus University Rotterdam. Since 2011 she holds the (parttime) chair of Smart Environments, Data Protection and the Rule of Law at the Institute for Computing and Information Sciences (iCIS) at Radboud University, Nijmegen and since October 2015 she is a Research Professor (appointed full-time by the VUB Research Council) at the research group for Law Science Technology and Society (LSTS) at Vrije Universiteit Brussels.
Her research interests concern the implications of smart technologies (notably machine learning) for the substance of fundamental rights, notably the presumption of innocence, due process, fair trial, privacy, non-discrimination and the fundamental right to data protection; and for the architecture of modern law, notably foundational concepts such as legal subjectivity, private, public and criminal liability, the idea of legal effect and the notion of law's mode of existence.
Jonathan S. Hoak is Of Counsel at Benesch and has been a general counsel of large companies for more than 20 years. He provides non-legal advice to clients on topics such as ethics and compliance programs, corporate governance trends and best practices, relationships with boards of directors and best practices for management of large legal departments.
Jon served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Flex from January 2011 through June 2016. At Flex, Jon had global responsibility for providing legal support and directing legal department operations.
Recently, Jon co-founded UpLevel Ops, a consulting firm specializing in providing services for in-house legal departments and law firms.
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Hoffmann-Riem
Wolfgang Hoffmann-Riem is an affiliate Professor of Innovation and Law at the Bucerius Law School, Hamburg. He is Professor Emeritus of Public Law and Public Administration at the University of Hamburg.
Prof. Hoffmann-Riem was the head of the Justice Department (Senator) of the State of Hamburg as well as chairman of the Committee on Law of the German Bundesrat from 1995 - 1997 and, between 1999 and 2008, was a Justice of the German Constitutional Court. His field of responsibility as a rapporteur included – inter alia – the protection of privacy and data, freedom of speech and information as well as the inviolability of the home.
At the University of Hamburg he founded and chaired the Centre for Research in Law and Innovation (1995 – 2012).
Prof. Hoffmann-Riem has been the German member of the European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission) of the Council of Europe since 2007.
Dr. Riikka Koulu
Dr. Riikka Koulu (LL.D. trained on the bench) is an assistant professor of Law and Digitalization at University of Helsinki. She is also the director of the Legal Tech Lab, an interdisciplinary research hub that focuses on legal digitalization. She completed her doctorate on dispute resolution technology exploring technology-enabled privatisation of coercion. In her post-doc projects, she examines the impact of increasing automation on the legal profession, e.g., legal AI, use of data analytics and decentralized ledger technologies. The Legal Tech Lab's work currently focuses on algorithmic decision making in government, the challenge of AI for legal personhood and lawyers' IT skills.
Prof. Daniel Linna Jr.
Daniel W. Linna Jr. is a Professor of Law in Residence and the Director of LegalRnD – The Center for Legal Services Innovation at Michigan State University College of Law. Dan also teaches negotiation and legal technology & innovation courses at the University of Michigan Law School and is affiliated faculty at CodeX – the Stanford Center for Legal Informatics.
Previously, Dan was an equity partner in the litigation department at Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn, an Am Law 200 firm headquartered in Detroit. He was a member of Honigman's Automotive and Manufacturing; e-Discovery and Information Management; Commercial Transactions; and Social, Mobile, and Emerging Media groups. Before law school, he was an information technology manager, developer, and consultant.
Dan is the co-founder of and lead organizer for the Detroit and Chicago Legal Innovation & Technology meetup groups. He was named to the 2015 Fastcase 50 as a person who has charted a new course for the delivery of legal services. Dan is Vice Chair of the Legal Analytics Committee of the ABA Business Law Section.