Tech&Law Breakfast: Digital Capitalism and the Transformation of the Legal Profession (December 2018)

Digital Capitalism and the Transformation of the Legal Profession

by Salvatore Caserta

The most recent transformation of capitalism involves the emergence of a digitalized society. As in many other social fields, these changes are likely to alter the organization and mode of production of legal labor. New providers have already joined the market – legal process outsources such as Integreon and Novus Law and legal publishers such as Thomson Reuters – while websites already offer the production of legal documents and basic legal services. Moreover, intelligent search systems have become capable of reviewing large sets of documents with little human support, while big data techniques are furnishing systems capable of predicting future court decisions.

In this project, we investigate how these recent technological developments challenge the organization of the legal field with regard to both its internal competition and its relationship with other fields in both the public private sectors. The goal is to conduct an empirical study aimed at discovering how these changes have been – and will be – received by the legal profession in Denmark, how they are affecting the internal structure of both the legal profession and law firms.

Salvatore is PostDoc at Centre of Excellence for International Courts (iCourts).

About: The Digitalisation Hub is excited to launch a monthly Tech&Law Breakfast series at the faculty. During the breakfast, participants will be able to enjoy a research presentation, whilst having a cup of coffee or tea, a croissant and some fruit. The breakfast series is targeted towards external stakeholders, lawyers, researchers, students and everyone with an interest in technology and law.

Time: 5 December 2018 8:45-09:45

Place: Conference/flex room, ground floor, room 8A-0-57, Njalsgade 76, DK-2300 Copenhagen S 


08:45 – 09:00 Doors open, coffee, tea, croissants etc.
09:00 Welcome
09:00 – 09:30 Research presentation
09:30 – 09:40 Q&A
09:45 End


For participation in the lecture please use this registration form no later than 3 December 2018 , 23:59.