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How to innovate legal studies:
                                   the ideas of a group of young jurists from TIL 2019

            Law schools need to innovate in order to keep up with societal and technological evolution.
            Some recent publications confirm this need: Cathy N. Davidson (2017) highlights the importance of
            innovating  legal  studies  to  prepare  law  students  for  a  world  that  is  rapidly  changing;  Carel  Stolker
            (2014) focuses on the need of innovating the methodologies of teaching and doing research activity.
            More  recently,  Alberto  Alemanno  and  Lamin  Khadar  have  suggested  performing  Legal  Clinics  on
            specific topics, particularly in European Law Schools, where law is traditionally taught with formalistic,
            doctrinal,  hierarchical  and  passive  methods.  Finally,  Adam  Chilton  et  al.  stress  the  importance  of
            specific skills required to law professors.
            Something has already started to change in Law Schools with the introduction of new courses and new
            methodologies, Moot Courts, seminars on coding and legal clinics.

            What do law students and early career lawyers and researchers think about the need of innovating?
            This dossier collects the opinions of 27 young legal scholars from Italian and European institutions,
            who took part to the intensive course Technological Innovation and Law (TIL 2019, February 4  - 8  2019)
            promoted by the University of Pavia and the European Centre for Law, Science and new Technologies
            in collaboration with ELSA and other academic institutions in Pavia, and generously funded by the
            Banca del Monte di Pavia.
            During the intensive course they worked in groups and identified what needs to be changed in Law
            Schools and sketched their idea of the Law School of the future.
            The table at the end of the dossier sums up the works of the groups. However, two aspects are worthy
            to be underlined immediately. Firstly, the international nature of their suggestions (they belong to a
            generation that has a global rather than a national view of law); secondly, the importance given to new
            technologies  and  artificial  intelligence.  In  other  words,  these  young  scholars  express  the  need  of
            studying law in an innovative way, where technologies and international legal experiences play a key role,
            rather than studying something different.

            This dossier is the means to spread the groups’ ideas among Italian and European young jurists and
            Law Schools.

                                                            Maria Laura Fiorina (Scientific secretariat TIL 2019)
                                                  Francesca Arrigo (Trainee at the Court of Appeal in Milan, MI)
                                                                   Amedeo Santosuosso (Co-director TIL 2019)

            Quoted publications:
            •   Cathy N. Davidson,  The New Education: How to Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World In Flux, New York:
                Basic Books, 2017.
            •   Carel Stolker,  Rethinking the Law School: Education, Research, Outreach and Governance, Cambridge University Press (2014)
            •   Alberto Alemanno & Lamin Khadar, Reinventing Legal Education: How Clinical Education Is Reforming the Teaching and Practice
                of Law in Europe. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (2018)
            •   Chilton, Adam S. and Masur, Jonathan S. and Rozema, Kyle, Rethinking Law School Tenure Standards (January 30, 2019). Available
                at SSRN: or (visited 30 March 2019)
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