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Law Journal symposium to explore ever-changing work environment

Monday, February 17, 2020

LAWRENCE — Legal scholars, academics, practitioners and policy experts will gather in Lawrence to discuss how changes to the work environment impact the legal landscape at the Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy’s annual symposium.

The symposium, “The Future of Work,” will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 28 at the University of Kansas School of Law. The symposium will be held in 203 Green Hall. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Preview the complete schedule online.

“The symposium offers the unique opportunity to explore the innovations and challenges presented by artificial intelligence, automation and other technological innovations," said Symposium Editor Abbey Lee, a third-year law student. “It is the journal's goal that attendees gain a deeper understanding of how to effectively address issues that the lawyers of today and tomorrow will confront in their careers."

The program will feature a keynote presentation by Ngozi Okidegbe, a professor at Yeshiva University's Cardozo School of Law. Okidegbe will discuss the intersection of race theory and technology. Following the keynote presentation, the morning session will focus on changes for employees and employers. The afternoon session will address what changes in the practice of law mean for today’s attorneys.

Presenters include:

  • Annie Calvert, associate, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
  • Hilary Escajeda, adjunct tax professor, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • Ngozi Okidegbe, Harold A. Stevens Visiting Assistant Professor, Yeshiva University Cardozo School of Law
  • Alan Rupe, managing partner, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
  • Alan Salzberg, senior statistician and principal, Salt Hill Statistical Consulting
  • Adam Sulkowski, associate professor, Babson College
  • Thomas Ulen, research professor, University of Illinois College of Law
  • Corey West, senior manager, Litigation Analytics

Scholarship associated with the program will be published in a future issue of the Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy. Contact Symposium Editor Abbey Lee at abbey_lee@ku.edu for more information.

“The Future of Work” symposium is sponsored by the Shook, Hardy & Bacon Center for Excellence in Advocacy at the University of Kansas School of Law.