Erika Concetta Pagano

lecturer in law, university of miami


Erika studies cross-cultural communication and the impact of creativity and technology in the changing legal landscape. She received her B.S.F.S. from Georgetown University, where she served on the boards of GUSAGIRC, and NAIMUN, and completed coursework at Peking University and East China Normal University. She received her J.D. from the University of Miami, where she was Managing Editor of Miami Law Review, Law School representative to the University Board of Trustees, and a James Weldon Johnson/Robert H. Waters Scholar. Erika is also an LWOW alumna (2012), and has lectured both in the United States and abroad. At Miami Law, Erika teaches Innovation, Technology, and the Law with Michele DeStefano. She sits on the National Advisory Council for Law School Transparency, is an active member of the Georgetown University Alumni Admissions Program and Class of 2008 Alumni Committee, and serves as faculty advisor for the Miami Law chapter of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association. | CV

J.D. 2013, Magna cum laude, University of Miami
B.S.F.S. (Science, Technology, and International Affairs) 2008, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

Recent Press, Publications, and Appearances

JULY 2016

@ #JDHorizons by Janders Dean (Sydney, Australia) Erika speaks on transforming today's law students into tomorrow's 21st century lawyer leaders through LawWithoutWalls.

@ ILEC 2016, Fordham University (New York, NY) Erika speaks on innovation, technology, and LawWithoutWalls. 

@ Legal Hackers World Summit (New York, NY) Erika speaks on innovation, technology, and LawWithoutWalls. 

MARCH 2016

@ Diversity in Law Day at the University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL) Erika speaks to local high school students and Big Brothers Big Sisters participants on looking ahead to law school and present-day skill-building. 

@ Miami Scholars Conference at Greenberg Traurig (Miami, FL) Erika speaks on approaching law school while continuing to hone 21st Century professional skills.


@ Lawlapalooza, Columbia University (New York, NY) Erika speaks on innovation, technology, and LawWithoutWalls. 


@ Powerful Conversations, Panelist (Voice America) with Monica Bay, Elaine Johnson James, and Monica Phillips on women, technology, and the law. 

@ III Points, Activation: On the Grid/Off the Grid (Miami, FL) Erika joins Mikhail Shvartsman and Paul Souferis on an Activation focusing on issues surrounding online presence and privacy.

@ Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers, Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (Denver, CO) Erika speaks on student and community outcomes after five years of LawWithoutWalls.

september 2015

@ Ignite Law Las Vegas (Las Vegas, NV) Erika was selected, by popular vote, to speak at #ignitelawlv. Her ignite is entitled "Coding, Chinese, and Cinematography: Portrait of a 21st Century Lawyer?"

Courses Taught

spring 2015

LWOW Original, LWOW X (co-taught with Michele DeStefano)

FALL 2014

Innovation, Technology, and the Law (Miami Law; co-taught with Michele DeStefano)


LawWithoutWalls, LWOW X (co-taught with Michele DeStefano)

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