The Future of Legal Education Workshop

The workshop will address the vital issue of the future legal education against the background of disruptive technologies and its substantial challenges for our modern society. The great technological developments in information technologies, robotics, AI, and related fields in the last couple of decades caused a legal lacuna with respect to the current legal education. In other words, traditionally educated lawyers may become incapable of dealing with arising legal challenges caused by disruptive innovations. Therefore, legal education must adapt and equip future lawyers to face the new challenges of technologies. What are the main aspects and challenges that future lawyers, judges, and legal prosecutors should be aware of when practicing law and what are the possible means to overcome these challenges? Can technologies help to improve the legal education in general and with respect to arriving at more fair solutions in law in particular?

The aim of the workshop is to gather law teachers, researchers and practitioners from Law Schools in various European Union universities, with a great interest in legal education development and advancement. The workshop will address many different aspects of technological evolution impact on legal education curriculum, teaching and learning developments. This exchange should identify relevant research agenda, project ideas and opportunities, and increase collaboration between the Law Schools.

The workshop will be organized in single stream, with eight interesting presentations and brainstorming session to discuss the ideas and opportunities for international research projects. Among the themes that might be discussed are the following: the implications of disruptive technologies on legal education and practice; the role and best practices of legal tech labs; the role and opportunities of e-learning; the integration of interdisciplinary perspectives into legal curriculum; learning and teaching analytics and assessment methods; and others.


Organised by: Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain) & Vytautas Magnus University (Kaunas, Lithuania)

Time: 13th November 2019; 9:00 – 18:00

Venue: Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Faculty of Law, 24.S18 (Sala Polivalent. Edifici Mercè Rodoreda. Campus Ciutadella)


Contacts. For further information and discussion on cooperation, please contact:

  • Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Faculty of Law, prof. Alberto Carrio Sampedro, phone: +34 935 421987, email:
  •  Vytautas Magnus University, Faculty of Law, dr. Paulius Astromskis, phone: +370 601 04524, email:

Workshop program