Sept. 12, 2013 – Legal futurist Richard Susskind speaking at UF Law
10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Susskind will be delivering the University of Florida Levin College of Law’s Criser Lecture, Sept. 12 at 10:30 a.m. in UF Law’s Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom, HOL 180. The lecture will be followed by lunch at noon and an afternoon roundtable conversation from 1 – 2:30 p.m. featuring Susskind and a number of distinguished legal professionals. The event is free and open to the public.
Susskind is an author, speaker, and independent adviser to major professional firms and to national governments. His main area of expertise is the future of professional service and, in particular, the way in which the IT and the Internet are changing the work of lawyers. He has worked on legal technology for over 30 years. He lectures internationally, has written many books, and advised on numerous government inquiries. His most recent book, Tomorrow’s Lawyers: An Introduction to Your Future, is the cover story of the American Bar Association’s Law Practice magazine and has received praise from across the legal field.
The Marshall M. Criser Distinguished Lecture Series was created in early 2007 by Lewis Schott (B.A. 1943, LL.B. 1946) of Palm Beach, Fla., as a tribute to his fellow UF Law alumnus, former UF President Marshall Criser (JD 51). The goal of the speaker series is to host prestigious national and international speakers every year on topics of particular interest to law students. Past speakers have included Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens (ret.), Justice Clarence Thomas and former ABA President Stephen Zack (JD 71).
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