Work closely with field leaders. The Summer Program in Legal Technology and Operations is taught by innovators from academia, law firms and legal departments.

Academic Directors

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.

Dirk Hartung

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.

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.

Members of the board include Bucerius Dean Prof. Dr. Katharina Boele-Woelki, Prof. Dr. Michael Fehling, Markus Hartung and Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Hoffmann-Riem.


Alma Asay

Alma Asay is the CEO and co-founder of Allegory Law, a legal technology company that provides a software platform for litigation management.

Asay received her J.D. from the NYU School of Law and founded the company after departing a career at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher. Asay is regularly invited to speak on the topics of legal technology and innovation. She is also vocal on the topic of women entrepreneurs in technology. In 2016, she was named one of the ABA Legal Technology Research Center's Women of Legal Tech, as well as a winner of the FastCase 50.


Margaret Hagan

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.

Prof. William Henderson

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.

Prof. Daniel Linna Jr.

Daniel W. Linna Jr. is a visiting professor (2018-19) at Northwestern University's Pritzker School of Law, an adjunct professor at the University of Michigan Law School and a member of the 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.

Shannon Salter

Shannon Salter is the Chair of the Civil Resolution Tribunal, Canada's first online tribunal resolving small claims, condominium disputes, and motor vehicle accident disputes. She is also an adjunct professor at the UBC Allard School of Law, teaching administrative law and legal ethics and professional regulation. She earned her BA and LLB from UBC, and her LLM from the University of Toronto.

Ms. Salter is currently a director of the BC Financial Services Authority, a Law Society of British Columbia disciplinary hearing panel member, and a board member of the Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII). She is a co-author of the BC Administrative Decision Maker's Manual, as well as a number of legal journal articles. In 2017, Ms. Salter was named one of the 25 Top Most Influential Lawyers in Canada. She is also the 2016 recipient of the Adam Albright award for outstanding teaching by an adjunct professor.

Gloria Sánchez Soriano

Gloria Sánchez Soriano is Group Vice President and Head of Legal for Technology & Costs and Legal Dept. Transformation at Banco Santander. She is in charge of innovation and strategy of the legal area. She commenced her legal career at Clifford Chance Madrid, and after some years advising clients in different transactions, she joined Banco Santander legal department. Before her current post, she has been head of legal for real estate, equity participations and portfolio sales at Banco Santander. She has been a professor of corporate law at Carlos III University in Madrid and at present, she is an adjunct professor at IE Law School and IE Architecture & Design School. Her experience covers real estate transactions, project finance, M&A, together with legal tech, strategy and innovation

Dr. Roland Vogl

Roland Vogl is a lawyer, scholar and media entrepreneur who, after nearly fifteen years of professional and academic experience, has developed a strong expertise in intellectual property and media law, innovation and legal informatics. Currently, he is Executive Director of the Stanford Program in Law, Science and Technology (LST). He focuses his efforts on legal informatics work carried out in the Center for Legal Informatics (CodeX), which he co-founded and leads as Executive Director. Also, he researches international technology law through the Transatlantic Technology Law Forum (TTLF), a think-tank dedicated to transatlantic tech law and policy issues.

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