AI and Law Courses: Bridging Theory and Practice

Date: Wednesday, May 29th from 2:00 – 2:45 pm EST/1:00 – 1:45 pm CT/12:00 – 12:45 pm MT/11:00 – 11:45 am PST

This webinar will guide law professors through the process of crafting a comprehensive 3-credit course on AI and the Law, showcasing how to balance substantive knowledge with hands-on learning experiences. Learn how to enrich your course offerings with cutting-edge AI technologies, ensuring your students are well-equipped for the future of law. Perfect for educators seeking to pioneer AI integration in their legal curriculum. Based on Dennis Kennedy’s approach to AI and the Law classes at Michigan State University.

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Dennis Kennedy, Director of the Center for Law, Technology & Innovation, Michigan State University College of Law


Dennis Kennedy is an information technology lawyer and legal technology pioneer based in Ann Arbor, Michigan who is well-known for his role in promoting the use of technology in the practice of law. A professional speaker and an award-winning author with hundreds of publications to his credit, Dennis wrote the legal technology column for the ABA Journal for many years, has co-authored several books (most recently, The Lawyer’s Guide to Collaboration Tools and Technologies: Smart Ways to Work Together, Second Edition (ABA 2018)) and contributed to others, and co-hosts the long-running podcast, The Kennedy-Mighell Report, on the Legal Talk Network. Dennis retired as Senior Counsel for the Digital Payments & Labs group at Mastercard at the end of 2017. He is currently President of Dennis Kennedy Advisory Services, LLC where he focuses on legal technology, innovation, speaking, writing, coaching, and other interesting projects. He currently chairs the board of the American Bar Association’s Legal Technology Resource Center and is a member of the ABA Law Practice Division’s Nominating Committee. He taught a course on Intellectual Property Licensing and Drafting as an adjunct professor as Washington University Law School. Dennis received his J.D., cum laude, from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1983 and B.A., magna cum laude, from Wabash College in 1980.