Soledad Atienza recognizes the opportunities for the future of legal education and the profession.
Science & Humanities
The emergence of Spanish legal clinics with a focus on transactional lawyering is having a positive effect on the development of law students.
Natural language has important and diverse roles to play in facilitating critical innovation the future legal industry will require.
The European Union has created a host of EU laws, but appears to be have been late in realizing the fundamental importance of an independent judiciary.
The ability to identify emotions is a great ally for lawyers but few take advantage of it. Now is the time to incorporate it at the company and individual levels.
The shift in today’s working world is pushing corporate law to find a new normal. Corporate lawyers need to move seamlessly with this shift and take on the new profile of a liquid lawyer.
With most non-urgent legal activity having been suspended indefinitely as a result of the pandemic, the judicial system is facing a steep uphill climb. With this unprecedented digitalization of the workforce, returning to age-old methods is no longer viable; innovation is crucial.
Learning from the story of a wine family that decided to hire sharecroppers as employees, a new article depicts the employment relationship as a flexible instrument, capable of adapting to the changing nature of hyper-digitized labor markets.
Though globalization is a commercial reality, much law remains national. In order to give good guidance, all global lawyers must be trained in comparative law.
The current global health crisis is a unique opportunity to ‘recondition’ the system to better reflect the increased global interconnectedness of people, organisations and states across the world.
No one knows how the post-pandemic world will look like. While many foresee diminished civil liberties and limits to our prosperity, I want to suggest a more optimistic possibility.
Around the world governments are adopting broad-ranging powers to battle COVID-19. But what will these powers mean for our democratic societies once the pandemic is over?
Transformative ideas can lead the way to a better European Union. For them to be successfully implemented, however, we must stop seeing the EU as being in a state of constant crisis
Instituting gender quotas is a controversial approach to achieving gender equality. The question is: does it take us a step closer to breaking the glass ceiling?
The complexity of the regulatory panorama won’t allow us to make concrete predictions about the future of Smart Mobility. Evaluating the different paths Smart Mobility might take, however, will allow us to prepare for its future challenges and opportunities.
Employee well-being has emerged as a strategic human resources challenge in today’s organizations and law firms are no exception.
Artificial intelligence is increasingly present in our daily lives. As AI takes on a wider range of more serious responsibilities, we will have to deepen its understanding in order to avoid machine-generated errors of judgment. Many experts point to an explanatory function as the solution—is it the only answer?
Through a thrilling depiction of real-life politics, Brexit: The Uncivil War puts a spotlight on how the digital era has transformed democracy.
How effective are roles like Legal Project Management in creating a positive working environment and happy employees?
What role does law play in our society? What capacity does a lawyer have to change people’s lives? What can humanism contribute in relation to law?
Being an informed voter is hard by itself. Nowadays, it is even harder with the rise of disinformation.
Despite our best efforts to mitigate climate change, we are still incurring in costly mistakes. There are no shortcuts in this fight to save our planet, and we cannot allow our margin of error to get any narrower.
It’s not perfect, but it could work: The Action Plan against disinformation in the 2019 European elections
More resources, better coordination between States and collaboration between digital platforms and media, to combat disinformation and ensure free and fair European elections.
Tech Breakthroughs In The Healthcare Sector: Are Lawyers Equipped To Advise A Sector Moving At Breakneck Speed?
Digital Pills, 3D printing of synthetic organs, and precision medicine are not only dramatically changing our quality of life, but our legal mindset too.d.
Is property back in style? Are we now at the stage where, in the virtual world of data, property is also law? If this is the case, what does this mean for AI?
As new technologies are changing the way lawyers practice law, it is paramount to modify the Deontological Code for the profession and update lawyers concept of due diligence.
As we witness the unstoppable advance of machine learning and its application in more and more areas of our lives, I am more convinced each day that the future of the administration of justice will necessarily involve a high level of participation of automated algorithms in each procedural step.
The challenges today are not technological, but they are moral, ethical, and philosophical, and thus our legal scholars are of central importance in the interpretation of these questions.
Artificial intelligence carries with it a whole host of concerns that force us to think about our own morality. If we want to discuss the real problems and the challenges that we face with the rise of AI, let’s start by asking the hard questions.
Why is it so important for law schools to innovate at a systemic level, and what are the consequences of the current lack of willingness and/or capacity to do so?