Anna Donovan

Dr Anna Donovan is an award-winning lecturer at the Faculty of Laws, University College London where she was the inaugural Vice Dean (Innovation).

A former corporate lawyer, Anna has a passion for the transformative impact of technology and how this can be utilised by the legal sector in a fair, sustainable and equitable way. In particular, she is committed to supporting lawtech education as a critical foundation of achieving this goal. From 2018-2021, Anna was the chair of the education taskforce of LawtechUK, an industry led and government backed initiative to support the transformation of the legal sector through technology. She is the UCL Director of LawWithoutWalls a global education initiative exploring the impact of technology on the legal sector and founder of UCL Art Futures, a collaboration between the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL Laws and UCL Innovation and Enterprise designed to support the next generation of creative practice. She is also a member of the BSI Steering Group developing a specification for smart legal contracts and is a Research Associate at the UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies. Dr Donovan is a qualified solicitor in England and Wales and admitted as an attorney in New York (both currently non-practising).