Leadership Team

Individuals facilitating operations across the globe

Tony Luppino (Principal Investigator on the LTL grant)

Project Leader(s): Tony Luppino (UMKC)
Tony Luppino (Principal Investigator on the LTL grant)

Tony Luppino is a Professor and Director of Entrepreneurship Programs at the UMKC School of Law and a Senior Fellow with the Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at UMKC. In February of 2017, he was named the recipient of the University of Missouri System’s inaugural Entrepreneurship Educator of the Year Award. Prof. Luppino teaches business, tax, and entrepreneurship courses, and co-teaches several interdisciplinary entrepreneurship courses.

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John Cummins (LTL Program Director)

Project Leader(s): John Cummins (QMUL)
John Cummins (LTL Program Director)

John Cummins has significant expertise in helping universities and research institutions to build and manage collaborative initiatives with external organisations. He has led many pioneering initiatives for a wide range of universities in Europe and beyond including: the creation of spin-out companies; the management of innovative collaborative R&D projects; the establishment of proof-of-concept funding schemes; the building of industry-facing networks; and the implementation of IP commercialization processes.

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Jeannette Eicks (Director of Communications and Digital Strategy)

Project Leader(s): Jeannette Eicks (Vermont)
Jeannette Eicks (Director of Communications and Digital Strategy)

Jeannette Eicks is a Research Professor of Law at Vermont Law School where she co-directs the Center for Legal Innovation and teaches Cybersecurity Law, eLawyering, Law Practice Management, eDiscovery & Big Data, and Building Legal Applications for Social Justice. She facilitates collaborative projects between students, faculty and industry partners and advises students seeking commercialization paths for their legal apps. Her published works include “Evidence Challenge,” an Evidence learning game published by LexisNexis in 2014, and a chapter in “Educating the Digital Lawyer,” an eBook co-edited by Professor Goodenough and published by LexisNexis in 2012. Her article “UPL: Aging Rule in a DIY Culture” is forthcoming as is her chapter in the Oxford Press Legal Technology Compendium tentatively titled “Contracts as Software.”

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