Andrew Perlman


Suffolk University Law School
Organization Type: Educational Institution
Position/Title: Professor of Law/Director of the Institute on Law Practice Technology and Innovation
Functional Area: Education, Management, Technology
Year of Induction: 2014

120 Tremont St., Suite 340-I
Boston, MA 02108-4977
USA

Business Phone: 617.573.8777
aperlman@suffolk.edu
lawpracticetechnology.blogs.law.suffolk.edu/; www.lawpracticetechnology.com; www.legaltechaudit.com; www.masslitapp.com
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Andrew Perlman is a professor at Suffolk University Law School, where he teaches professional responsibility and civil procedure and directs the Institute on Law Practice Technology and Innovation.  Andy also created and directs Suffolk’s concentration in Legal Technology and Innovation.  The concentration, which is similar to a major, prepares students for 21st century legal employment with specialized courses in important legal innovations and technologies, such as automated document assembly, expert systems, legal project management, process improvement, and virtual lawyering.

Andy is the Vice Chair of the ABA Commission on the Future of Legal Services, and he was the Chief Reporter for the ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20, which successfully proposed numerous changes to the Model Rules of Professional Conduct to address technology-related ethics issues.  He is also a member of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s Standing Advisory Commission on the Rules of Professional Conduct and the 2014 chair of the Section on Professional Responsibility of the Association of American Law Schools.

Andy has written numerous articles on professional responsibility, and he is a co-author (since 2008) of the annually updated book, Regulation of Lawyers: Statutes and Standards (with Stephen Gillers and Roy D. Simon). He also has co-authored a civil procedure casebook, Civil Procedure: A Coursebook, with Professors Joseph W. Glannon and Peter Raven-Hansen, and he is a frequent contributor to the Legal Ethics Forum blog.

Andy regularly speaks about professional responsibility at academic conferences, bar association programs, and local and international law firms. He also serves as an expert witness in cases and disciplinary matters involving professional responsibility issues.

Prior to entering academia, Andy clerked for a federal district court judge in Chicago and practiced as a litigator there.  He is an honors graduate of Yale College and Harvard Law School, and he received his LL.M from Columbia Law School.


CITATION UPON INDUCTION INTO THE COLLEGE

Andy Perlman has exercised the intellectual curiosity and the visionary leadership needed to break through traditional educational models and pave the way for a new generation of law students and lawyers. He is currently serving as Director of Suffolk University’s Institute on Law Practice Technology and Innovation. Andy also created and directs Suffolk’s concentration in Legal Technology and Innovation.  The concentration, which is similar to a major, prepares students for 21st century legal employment with specialized courses in important legal innovations and technologies, such as automated document assembly, expert systems, legal project management, process improvement, and virtual lawyering. Andy is the catalyst for new courses for students who want to learn how to use technology to deliver law-related services in innovative ways, such as the Massachusetts litigation app that will offer lawyers easy access to a wide range of state and federal litigation resources. He will also have the chance to use what he has learned from his opportunity to be in the beta group of Google Glass, a new wearable technology.