Erika Concetta Pagano

DIRECTOR OF ACADEMICS, ADVANCEMENT, AND EXTERNAL AFFAIRS, LawWithoutWalls
lecturer in law, university of miami

Biography

Erika is a lawyer, innovator, and educator operating at the intersection of law, technology, creativity, and business. Her mission is to explore and develop the future of the legal profession, legal services, and legal education through communication and collaboration across cultures, countries, generations, and sectors. Erika is also a speaker, independent consultant, and facilitator to law firms and corporate legal departments, focusing on problem solving, culture creation, teaming, technology, and cross-border initiatives. 

At Miami Law, Erika teaches Innovation, Technology, and the Law with Michele DeStefano. Erika also teaches an Innovation, Technology, and the Law course as Guest Faculty at IE University (Fall 2017).

She is a Miami Trustee for the Awesome Foundation, sits on the National Advisory Council for Law School Transparency, is an active member of the Georgetown University Alumni Admissions Program, co-chair of the Class of 2008 Alumni Committee, and serves as faculty advisor for the Miami Law chapter of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association.

She received her B.S.F.S. in Science, Technology, and International Affairs from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at 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., Magna cum laude, 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). 

Recent Press, Publications, and Appearances

october 2017

@ Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers, Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (Denver, CO) Erika is a panelist on how legal services are adapting to the needs of legal consumers.

@ Ross Intelligence #LegalTechLives (Press) Erika is interviewed on LWOW, legal tech, legal ed, and her background.

February 2017

@ University College London (London, UK) Erika guest lectures the 2017 LawWithoutWalls UCL Cohort.

DECEMBER 2016

@ University College London (London, UK) Erika guest lectures incoming LawWithoutWalls students.

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.

FEBRUARY 2016

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

OCTOBER 2015

@ 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

FALL 2017

Guest Faculty @ IE University: Innovation, Technology, and the Law Workshop

SPRING 2017

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

SPRING 2016

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

spring 2015

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

FALL 2014

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

SPRING 2014

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

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