2024 Journal of Law & Technology Symposium

AI, Juris Doctor? The Future of Artificial Intelligence In Legal Education and the Profession 

April 5, 2024
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Wallter A. Slowinski Courtroom

The Journal of Law and Technology’s symposium on artificial intelligence (AI) in law schools and the legal profession is especially timely in light of the difficulties of the implementation of AI into new sectors due to its rapid rise to popularity. This issue is important not only for the legal community, but for those who could potentially benefit, or be disadvantaged, from its use. Some consider AI to be in its infancy, so how do we manage its use when we do not know what could come from it? This panel is a great context in which to discuss the development of AI because of its role as leaders and advisors in the topic, holding immense knowledge and influence over the future state of AI. The speakers bios can be viewed here.

Symposium Schedule

  • 9:00 a.m.
    Registration Check-in 

  • 9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
    Julianne Gabor, Lead Article Editor, Catholic University Journal of Law and Technology

  • 9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    Panel 1: AI in the Legal Profession
    Dan Broderick, CEO and co-founder, BlackBoiler
    Dr. Seth Dobrin, CEO and founder, Qantm AI; and IBM's first ever Global Chief AI Officer
    Ed Walters, Chief Strategy Officer, vLex; and co-founder, Fastcase

  • 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    Lunch Break

  • 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    Panel 2: AI in Law Schools
    Ron Lazebnik, Clinical Associate Professor of Law, Fordham University School of Law
    Cailtin Moon, Founding Co-Director of the Vanderbilt AI Law Lab (VAILL) and Director of Innovation Design, Program on Law and Innovation (PoLI), Vanderbilt Law School
    Christopher Savage, Lecturer, Catholic Law; and Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine

  • 2:00 p.m.
    Closing Remarks
    Emily Burton, Editor-in-Chief, Catholic University Journal of Law and Technology