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Harvard Law School’s Vice Dean David Wilkins Delivers Dr. L.M. Singhvi Memorial Lecture at Jindal Global Law School

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Harvard Law School Vice Dean David Wilkins delivers Dr L.M. Singhvi Memorial Lecture at Jindal Global Law School

The 9th Dr. L.M. Singhvi Memorial Lecture at Jindal Global Law School featured Harvard Law School’s David B. Wilkins, who emphasized the need for lawyers to adopt a more digital and data-driven approach to risk assessment. Wilkins discussed the future of the legal profession in the age of technology, AI, and automation.

Wilkins highlighted the importance of integrating legal expertise with knowledge of other fields such as politics, humanities, and technology to address complex organizational challenges. He pointed out the impact of digital transformation on traditional organizational structures and the potential role of AI tools like ChatGPT in automating certain legal tasks.

The lecture also addressed the controversial aspects of AI in the legal sector, with Wilkins mentioning that while AI tools may replace some legal jobs, they will also create new opportunities related to ethics, intellectual property, and data ownership. The event celebrated the legacy of Dr. L.M. Singhvi, a renowned jurist and statesman, with remarks from Prof. R. Sudarshan and Dr. C. Raj Kumar.

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Discussing globalization’s impact on legal services, Wilkins highlighted India’s rising influence in the world market. He noted the professional evolution of lawyers over the past three decades, emphasizing the growth of diverse legal organizations and the increasing presence of women in the field. The event also featured remarks from Dr. S.G. Sreejith and Prof. (Dr.) Nisha Nair from Jindal Global Law School.

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