WHO I AM AND WHY I CREATED THIS WEBSITE
My name is Brian Peterson. I am currently an associate at a law firm in Kansas City, Missouri. I received my bachelors degree from Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations (Class of 2010) and I received my JD from the University of Texas School of Law (Class of 2013). I created Disruptive Legal Innovations because it is a resource that I have wanted for the past several years but could not find.
It is surprisingly difficult for law students and young licensed lawyers to learn the “business-side” of providing legal services. Authoritative treatment of the subjects most relevant to running a legal services business (e.g. law firm economics, marketing, sales, project management, business strategy & entrepreneurship) are usually only available in high priced publications produced by consulting firms. To make matters worse, the vast majority of law schools (with a few outstanding exceptions) do not offer substantive courses in any of these subjects. Therefore, anyone who wants to learn about these subjects must do so on their own time and will most likely only have access to a patchwork of educational materials.
I hope Disruptive Legal Innovations is a place where law students and practicing lawyers can join me in my journey to learn how to “think like an entrepreneurial business person.” I also want it to serve as a platform for innovation. Through mutual learning and discussion we can gain the skills necessary to compete in the modern economy. Together, we can learn the business of providing legal services and see “what is coming next” before anyone else does.
This is a personal blog. The information on this site is NOT legal advice. You should not base any action – or lack of action – on any information included in this website. If you post on this website or otherwise contact me, no attorney-client relationship is created, and no confidential information should be transmitted.