Digital Technologies, Legal Design and the Future of the Legal Profession

  • Marcelo CorralesEmail author
  • Mark Fenwick
  • Helena Haapio
Part of the Perspectives in Law, Business and Innovation book series (PLBI)


Legal Technology—or “Legal Tech”—is disrupting the traditional operations and self-understanding of the legal profession. This chapter introduces the central claim of this book, namely that these developments are having and will continue to have a disruptive effect on the work of lawyers and that adapting to this new operating environment is crucial for legal professionals remaining relevant in an increasingly technology-driven world. The chapter outlines some of the main features of this on-going transformation process, describes some of the pressures it is creating for lawyers, and provides short summaries of the chapters that comprise this collection.


Legal Tech Blockchain Smart contracts Cryptocurrency Legal design Legal profession 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of European and American StudiesAcademia SinicaTaipeiTaiwan
  2. 2.Faculty of Law, Graduate School of LawKyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan
  3. 3.School of Accounting and FinanceUniversity of Vaasa, Business LawVaasaFinland

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