Upheaval & Innovation in the Legal Marketplace with Michele DeStefano '02

Wednesday, September 18
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Milstein East
Harvard Law School
1585 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138

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Join us for a discussion and reception with Michele DeStefano '02, Professor of Law, University of Miami and Affiliated Faculty, Harvard Law School Center on the Legal Profession.

Michele will discuss her findings that in today’s legal marketplace, clients are demanding services that require a new skill set and a new mindset from lawyers. Topics featured in her books Legal Upheaval: A Guide to Creativity, Collaboration, and Innovation in Law and New Suits: Appetite for Disruption in the Legal World will be covered.

The discussion will be followed by a reception with the HLSA of Massachusetts.

Complimentary parking is available in the 10 Everett Street garage. Please mention "HLSA of MA" upon arrival.


  • Michele DeStefano

    Recognized by the ABA as a Legal Rebel and by the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers (North America) as one of top 20 most innovative lawyers, Michele is a professor at the University of Miami School of Law, affiliated faculty in Harvard Law School Executive Education program, and the founder of LawWithoutWalls, a multi-disciplinary, international executive education community of more than 2,000 lawyers, business professionals, entrepreneurs, and law and business students. Michele is an author, speaker, and consultant on innovation, culture creation, and teaming. Through her company MOVEL∆W, Michele creates bespoke, experiential-learning workshops grounded in design thinking to transform how lawyers collaborate and create culture change. Michele writes about the growing intersections between law, business, and legal innovation. She has recently published two books. Her book, Legal Upheaval: A Guide to Creativity, Collaboration, and Innovation in Law leverages more than 100 interviews with General Counsels at international corporations and Heads of Innovation at law firms. The other book, New Suits: Appetite for Disruption in the Legal World (co-curated with Dr. Guenther Dobrauz) includes chapters by experts in law, innovation, and technology to provide a global perspective on the future of our diverse legal service delivery ecosystem. Michele earned her B.A., magna cum laude, from Dartmouth and J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School.


Wednesday, September 18


6:00PM - 8:00PM Wed 18 Sep 2019 ( Timezone: Eastern )


Milstein East, WCC, Harvard Law School
1585 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138

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Jonathan Darrow
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Cathy Mondell
Steven Nisenbaum
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