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Reimagining Justice

Mar 1, 2021

Episode no. 52 features Professor Professor Renee Knake Jefferson, Author and Doherty Chair in Legal Ethics at the University of Houston Law Center. Our discussion covers:

  • The importance of understanding your own and others’ perspectives;
  • Traits of the first female lawyers that make them the original legal innovators;
  • The catalyst for Reinvent Law, one of the first legal design labs;
  • The phenomena of new kinds of legal jobs;
  • Her work as Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at RMIT
  • Key actions that will make the biggest difference for access to justice;
  • Key findings from the book Renee co-authored, why it had to be written and has the title that it does;
  • Who is Mildred Lily?
  • The Rooney rule and the Mansfield rule;
  • What is required to remedy gender inequality for minority women;
  • How shortlisting preserves the status quo and is not a good indicator of inclusion;
  • Her plans for future research; and
  • Renee’s definition of legal innovation!

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