Okay, just kidding. Don't forget Richard Susskind. But if you were attracted to this post because you know Richard Susskind's work (The End of Lawyers?: Rethinking the nature of legal services and Tomorrow's Lawyers: An Introduction to Your Future) it's time you also know about Dan Katz, MSU College of Law Associate Professor of Law & Co-Director of ReInvent Law: A Law Laboratory Devoted to Innovation, Technology & Entrepreneurship. Insight Labs has an interview with Katz to introduce you. (If you're proud of your innumeracy, brace yourself first.) From the interview:
I’m currently writing a paper that imagines the “MIT School of Law” as a thought-experiment. Because people are always talking about how they’re going to reorganize law schools entirely around practical training. I think this is a bad idea and will not be successful. They need to realize that there’s already a better model out there — it’s called polytechnic. No one is going to accuse MIT of not being a world-class school. No one is going to accuse them of being insufficiently theoretical. They’ve just built a model where you spend your time asking, “What theories are relevant for what I’m trying to do in my profession?”
Katz is having a good year. Earlier this year he and his co-director, Prof. Renee Knake, were named to ABA Journal's 2013 Legal Rebels list.