Appointment as a Centre for Legal Innovation (CLI) Distinguished Fellow is open to anyone who has a proven practice-based specialism/expertise that intersects law and innovation (for example, College of Law staff, lawyers, other professionals, and consultants).
All Distinguished Fellows are expected to lead, develop, or take on aspects of the Centre's events, seminars, workshops, labs, incubators, podcasts, webinars and/or roundtables. Distinguished Fellows are remunerated for their work. They are appointed for one year or for the length of the development and roll out of their work with the Centre.
CLI’s current Distinguished Fellows are:
Senior Lecturer; Director, Legal Tech and Legal Design Clinics at Swinburne University of Technology
As a CLI Distinguished Fellow (Emerging Technologies), Mitchell will draw on his experience in practice, as a tech developer, researcher and teacher to undertake a deep dive into legal prompt engineering. Prompt engineering is the powerhouse for generative AI implementation. New roles are emerging in this area. It will invariably become a critical skill for all legal practitioners. Research in this area is still emerging. For all these reasons, this Fellowship is timely, practical and ground breaking, in a high priority and much needed area.
Mitchell’s work will include identifying and developing education opportunities in prompt engineering, a framework for classification of legal generative AI, and a methodology to connect the dots between the two, through a series of webinars, podcasts, blogs and white/papers/reports.