Episode 47 – Milan Gandhi on Making Waves in the Legal Industry
If you’ve ever found yourself looking up at the stars and wondered about space law, then this episode of the Happy Lawyer Happy Life podcast is for you. My guest today is Milan Gandhi, a laugh-a-minute law student, entrepreneur and Director of The Legal Forecast (TLF), a not-for-profit organisation that aims to advance legal practice through technology and innovation. Milan stopped studying film in favour of law, a move which he credits to the need for intellectual stimulation and the desire to learn more.
Milan can certainly hold an interesting conversation, and in today’s episode we discuss all manner of things like his early years as a film-maker, studying space law in Vienna, the epiphany that led him to start TLF, and the way it is making waves through the legal industry, becoming a growing movement around the country. Milan also goes into detail about the Disrupting Law hackathon, a weekend that focuses on finding and expanding on opportunities within the legal industry. It is an amazing opportunity for all entrepreneurs and innovators across any industry, and tickets to this event which is here in Brisbane on the 4th-6th of August can be found in the links below.
Talking to Milan was such a joy. We got into all sorts of things, including:
- The need to have variety in your work – laborious monotony is death to the creative spirit!
- The importance of backing an idea that you have, even if it’s only in your head at first
- How to take an idea and bring it to the rest of the world with confidence
- Conducting your due diligence and ignoring the inevitable naysayers
- Professor Richard Susskind and his influential book, Tomorrow’s Lawyers
- The overwhelmingly positive attention Disrupting Law brought to him and his colleagues
- How to have strength in your own abilities and to avoid biting off more than you can chew
- Imposter Syndrome
- The benefits that have been made possible for the legal industry thanks to advances in technology
- Creating a community of people in law that differs from the way law societies are run, and the competition that is fraught within the industry
- Milan’s Happiness Challenge!