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MSU Law Expands Innovation and Technology Curriculum with Kenneth Grady’s Legal Service Delivery Course

Kenneth Grady, a leading expert on the legal industry and delivering legal services, will continue his work at MSU Law and teach Legal Service Delivery beginning in fall 2015. The course will be part of MSU Law’s continuing expansion of its nationally recognized legal innovation and technology curriculum.

The new course follows the successful Delivering Legal Services workshop that Grady lKenneth Grady at MSU Law Legal Lean Workshoped for MSU Law students in November 2014 in collaboration with Daniel W. Linna Jr., assistant dean for career development and professor of law in residence at MSU Law, and Jim Manley, managing director for the Demmer Center for Business Transformation at the MSU Eli Broad College of Business. In addition to the new course, Grady will also help MSU Law to build on its Lean for Legal initiative and establish MSU Law as a center of excellence in lean legal service delivery.

“Ken’s work impacts legal services across the industry—from expanding access to justice to improving the efficiency and quality of complex corporate legal work,” Linna said. “His course will provide our students a foundation for using process improvement, project management, data analytics, and technology to reengineer the delivery of legal services.”

Grady, Lean Law Evangelist for Seyfarth Shaw, and formerly CEO of SeyfarthLean Consulting, is a recognized thought leader on legal industry issues and trends, including innovation, leadership, efficiency, and change management. He was named to the Fastcase 50, which “recognizes 50 of the smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders in the law.” Grady was an active member of the Association of Corporate Counsel for 14 years. He served as a member of the ACC’s Board of Directors, its Value Challenge Steering Committee, and its Advocacy Committee.

Grady has tKenneth Grady at MSU Lawwo decades of experience leading corporate lean innovation and transformation. He received his lean training in Japan where his sensei was a pioneer of the Toyota Production System and member of the original Toyota Autonomous Study Group. Grady was a partner at McDermott, Will & Emery, served in general counsel roles at three Fortune 1000 corporations, and has held executive leadership positions in Fortune 500 and 1000 corporations.

Grady’s contributions add to MSU Law’s established curriculum at the intersection of law, innovation, business, and technology, including its

ReInvent Law Laboratory, co-founded by Professors Renee Newman Knake and Daniel Martin Katz. Professor Katz recently announced that he will join the faculty at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law in fall 2015.

“We wish Professor Katz well, and thank him for his contributions to MSU Law,” MSU Law Dean Joan W. Howarth said. “He and Professor Knake have built a solid foundation for our legal innovation and technology program, which we are committed to continuing.”

MSU Law will offer a full complement of innovation and technology courses during the 2015-2016 academic year. The course schedule currently includes Legal Service Delivery, Quantitative Analysis for Lawyers, Legal Analytics, Design Thinking for Lawyers, E-Discovery, Entrepreneurial Lawyering, and Litigation {Data, Theory, Practice & Process}. MSU Law will continue to supplement its innovation and technology courses with a series of lectures and workshops conducted by faculty and legal industry leaders.

Professor Michael Bommarito, who currently co-teaches Legal Analytics with Katz, will co-teach Quantitative Analysis for Lawyers and Legal Analytics with Professor Adam Candeub in 2015-2016. Professor Joshua P. Kubicki will again teach Design Thinking for Lawyers. Candeub will continue to teach E-Discovery and Linna will continue to teach Litigation {Data, Theory, Practice & Process}.

Last Updated: March 3, 2015

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