Skip to main content area Skip to institutional navigation Skip to search

Future of the Profession Initiative

Lead

FPI leads the conversation about the challenges and opportunities that will shape the next decade of the legal profession.

Conferences, podcasts, and writing connect thought leaders from law and other disciplines like technology, business, health care, social policy and education to drive new solutions for complex legal challenges. 

Leading by example

Law 2030 Podcast

  • October 11, 2021 at 6:00am

    Danielle Conway is Dean and Donald J. Farage Professor of Law at Penn State Dickinson Law. Dean Conway is a leading voice on creating an anti-racist approach to legal education and has helped those who work in law schools around the country, including at Penn Law, develop better approaches for designing inclusive experiences.

    On this episode, Dean Conway shares her thoughts on how the legal profession has historically excluded marginalized groups, how she’s leading her community through this tumultuous era, and how law school leaders can create more inclusive environments for all aspiring lawyers.

    Law 2030 is produced by The University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School’s Future of the Profession Initiative (“FPI”). FPI recognizes a leading law school’s role in designing forward-looking lawyer formation and leading essential interdisciplinary conversations that respond to the fundamental changes that are transforming the legal profession. If you’d like to learn more about the Future of the Profession Initiative at Penn Carey Law School, visit them online at https://www.law.upenn.edu/futureprofessioninitiative/ 

  • September 13, 2021 at 6:00am

    Dr. Floor Blindenbach-Driessen is CEO of Organizing4Innovation. Drawing from her background in chemical engineering, Floor works with professional services firms, including law firms, to develop structured processes for developing and measuring the viability of innovation efforts. Floor has researched law firm innovation efforts, and she’s drawn conclusions about how firms can better structure and manage their innovation projects.

    On this episode, Floor shares her thoughts on how leaders in legal can shift their mindset around innovation, and why many of these innovation efforts in law firms fail.

    Law 2030 is produced by The University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School’s Future of the Profession Initiative (“FPI”). FPI recognizes a leading law school’s role in designing forward-looking lawyer formation and leading essential interdisciplinary conversations that respond to the fundamental changes that are transforming the legal profession. If you’d like to learn more about the Future of the Profession Initiative at Penn Carey Law School, visit them online at law.upenn.edu/futureprofessioninitiative

  • August 16, 2021 at 6:00am

    Dr. Larry Richard is a graduate of Penn Law’s Class of 1972. He is the founder and principal of LawyerBrain, which supports law firm leaders in understanding how lawyer psychology impacts organizational behavior and client service.

    Dr. Richard practiced law as a trial attorney for ten years. He then earned a Ph.D. in Psychology from Temple University. For more than twenty years, he has been advising the world’s major law firms with a focus on resilience, change management, leadership, and talent issues.

    On this episode, Dr. Richard shares his thoughts on how the pandemic has impacted attorneys and what firms should consider as they create a vision for the post-pandemic workplace.

    Law 2030 is produced by The University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School’s Future of the Profession Initiative (“FPI”). FPI recognizes a leading law school’s role in designing forward-looking lawyer formation and leading essential interdisciplinary conversations that respond to the fundamental changes that are transforming the legal profession. If you’d like to learn more about the Future of the Profession Initiative at Penn Carey Law School, visit them online at law.upenn.edu/futureprofessioninitiative