Professor Gulinello is the director of the W. Bruce Lunsford Academy for Law, Business + Technology. His research interests include securities regulation, corporate governance, international business, private ordering, comparative law, and the law of Taiwan and the People’s Republic of China. He has published several scholarly articles discussing the law of the U.S., Taiwan, and the People’s Republic of China. He is currently working on three textbooks: Business Organizations: Practical Applications; A Reader in Chinese Business Law; and Primers on Contract Law.Continue Reading
Jeannine Abukhater Lambert has served in various capacities at NKU Chase College of Law since graduating in 2011. She worked in the alumni and advancement offices and, most recently, in communications. She is licensed to practice law in Kentucky and opened the Law Office of J. Abukhater Lambert in October 2012 practicing in immigration, criminal, and family law. Prior to attending law school, Jeannine worked in event planning with the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra and London Community Orchestra, and played cello in the London Community Orchestra. She taught English in Busan, South Korea with her husband in 2012. She received her Bachelor of Arts in history with a minor in Islamic studies from the University of Kentucky.Continue Reading
Renaissance Lawyers for the Information Age - Fluent in the Languages of Law, Business, and Technology
The Lunsford Academy recognizes that the modern lawyer needs a basic understanding of the tools and language of business. Entrepreneurs, business leaders, clients, and professional colleagues all use a common set of disciplines and tools to share information, evaluate risk, and make financial decisions.
The Lunsford Academy provides students with competence in finance, accounting, and statistics so they can better understand the needs of their clients, make strategic decisions for their own businesses, and play a role in their clients’ financial decisions.
New lawyers are facing a changing legal marketplace. Traditional paths to practice are narrowing, competitive forces on the profession are increasing, and clients are demanding new types of services and service experiences.
The Lunsford Academy trains students in creative design and problem solving for their law practices. In addition, students also develop skills that allow them to fashion creative legal solutions for their clients’ businesses. In the Lunsford Academy, students develop the foundational skills for becoming business-competent lawyers and business leaders.
Business clients need attorneys who can advise them on maximizing their ability to generate revenue from their intellectual property.
The Lunsford Academy provides students with the skills necessary to identify strategies for effective drafting and negotiation of intellectual property licenses.
The modern legal practice requires a high-level of proficiency with technology. Attorneys without these skills generate additional costs for law firms and clients.
The Lunsford Academy instructs students in the efficient use of standard office technology in the practice of law and introduces them to legal technology products designed specifically for attorneys as well as the products that compete with lawyers.
In the Lunsford Academy, students also develop a legal app. Through this project, they gain a deeper understanding of the legal and technological issues relevant to developing software products and they learn how to articulate their legal knowledge to non-experts.
The Lunsford Academy is the first law school curriculum in the United States to create a new type of professional program by integrating legal education with technology and business expertise. Participants will take specialized courses that emphasize legal technology, business, finance, and leadership skills which will be crucial to survive in tomorrow’s legal practice and industry leadership.
By completing the honors curriculum, students will have a diverse knowledge of and advanced training in several professional fields that overlap with law. These multi-faceted law students will be prepared to succeed in the fast-changing; technology-driven legal profession and will be viewed as Renaissance Lawyers for the Information Age.
The NKU Chase Law + Informatics Institute provides critical interdisciplinary research, coursework, and community outreach on issues involving media and information systems and emerging technologies across all areas of law. The Institute works with all fields within the legal profession to explore the legal and societal consequences resulting from creation, acquisition, aggregation, security, manipulation, and exploitation of data.
The Small Business & Nonprofit Law Clinic, in its fifth year, provides legal services to entrepreneurs, small businesses, and nonprofit entities in the local community. In 2013-14, the Clinic represented 53 clients in Ohio and Kentucky and provided over 2,800 hours of free legal service to those clients.
The Small Business & Nonprofit Law Clinic provides students the opportunity to develop the legal skills utilized by business and transactional lawyers by dealing with real clients and issues. The clinic represents clients in both Ohio and Kentucky. Evening students, if they can attend class at 5 pm, are welcome to participate, as many clients prefer to meet in the evening. All students must commit to spend 4 hours a week in the clinic office.
NKU Chase College of Law and the College of Informatics offers two joint degree programs: the Juris Doctor/Master of Business Informatics (JD/MBI) and the Juris Doctor/Master of Health Informatics (JD/MHI). The Lunsford Academy and the NKU Chase Law + Informatics Institute work closely with the College of Informatics and partner from across the globe to provide innovative curriculum, training, and scholarship in informatics. In addition, NKU Chase College of Law and the Haile/US Bank College of Business offer the Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration (JD/MBA) joint degree.
For students considering one of the Chase joint degree programs, they should consider the course requirements carefully. The JD/MHI and JD/MBA joint degree programs do not require any particular expertise. Nonetheless, there may be particular prerequisites that are required or considered very helpful for students who have no computer science or informatics experience to take in addition to the program’s minimum requirements.
The Semester in Practice Program is a field-based external clinic in which students apprentice (without pay) with lawyers in all areas of practice or in judicial chambers anywhere in the world. The SIP provides an opportunity – through observation, participation, practice, and reflection – to improve students’ legal knowledge and skills and to inform and expand their vision of what the practice and profession of law can be.
The INKUBATOR aims to increase the competitive advantage for NKU students by providing them with education, mentoring, financing, facilities, and other related resources necessary for a successful entrepreneurial startup process.
The Lunsford Academy originated out of former NKU Chase Law Professor Jon M. Garon’s article, “Legal Education in Disruption: The Headwinds and Tailwinds of Technology”, which was published in 2013 in the Connecticut Law Review. He presented the paper at the 2012 law review symposium, entitled “Demands and Limitations of the Legal Education Market”, on the campus of the University of Connecticut School of Law.
Jaeger is a Renaissance Lawyer for the Information Age. She is a registered patent attorney with the USPTO, a six sigma black belt, and a creative visual artist. She is interested in the opportunities created by the disruption to the practice of law. She is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association, Northern Kentucky Bar Association, Cincinnati Bar Association, CincyIP, and the ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division. She serves on the executive committee of the Salmon P. Chase Inn of Court and served two terms as the president of CincyIP, formerly known as the Cincinnati Intellectual Property Law Association.
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