AI and the Legal Profession: Professor Susskind visits the School of Law

Professor Richard Susskind (Richard Susskind) delivered the School of Law's annual Liberty Lecture on AI and the Legal Profession on 18 October 2023.


Professor Richard Susskind (Richard Susskind) spent the day at the School of Law on 18 October 2023. He was co-hosted by the Centre for Business Law and Practice (CBLP) and the Centre for Innovation  and  Research in Legal Education (CIRLE) and engaged with members of the Legal Professions Research Group (LPRG) and delivering the annual Liberty Lecture on the subject of AI and the Legal Profession.

Prior to the lecture, Professor Susskind led a lunchtime roundtable discussion with academics from CBLP, CIRLE, and the LPRG. Topics as diverse as automation, re-thinking areas of  legal practice, challenging established views on ringfenced areas of practice and what the legal employment market will look like in the future were debated.

At a packed Moot Court Room at the School of Law for his Liberty Lecture, Professor Susskind focused on AI and the law, discussing the third edition of his book ‘Tomorrow’s Lawyers: An Introduction to Your Future’, and staying long into the evening to continue the discussions over dinner. 

We are very grateful to him for giving up his time so freely.