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Gillian Hadfield

Gillian Hadfield

Gillian Hadfield is the inaugural Schwartz Reisman Chair in Technology and Society, professor of law, and strategic management professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. She is also the director of the Schwartz Reisman Institute for Technology and Society. Her research is focused on innovative design for legal and dispute resolution systems in advanced and developing market economies; governance for artificial intelligence (AI); the markets for law, lawyers, and dispute resolution; and contract law and theory. She teaches Contracts; Problems in Legal Design; Legal Design Lab, and Responsible AI.

Hadfield is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Future Council for Agile Governance and co-curates their Transformation Map for Justice and Legal Infrastructure.

She served as a clerk to Chief Judge Patricia Wald on the U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, and is the author of the book “Rules for a Flat World: Why Humans Invented Law and How to Reinvent It for a Complex Global Economy.”

Hadfield studied economics at Queens University, earning an M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University and her J.D. from Stanford Law School.

Guest Appearances
September 16, 2020

Model for Change: Utah’s Data-Driven Approach to Closing the Justice Gap

Ralph Baxter hosts key players in Utah’s move to reshape the delivery of legal services, revealing the aha moment that sparked the movement.

July 8, 2020

Reinventing Law

Host Ralph Baxter welcomes Gillian Hadfield to talk about reinventing law and how it can benefit the people.

May 19, 2015

ABA National Summit: ‘Challenges to Innovation’

In this series of Legal Talk Network interviews, producer Laurence Colletti and CodeX Fellow Monica Bay interview Professor of Law Gillian Hadfield from University of Southern California, Professor Marshall Van Alstyne from Boston University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Mark Britton, the founder and CEO of Avvo. Together they talk about about challenges to...