Chicago-Kent Honors Scholar
Class of 2018
Karl Haraldsson graduated with honors from the University of Chicago in 2011 with a B.A. in Political Science. Under the tutelage of International Relations theorist John Mearsheimer, Karl's major research evaluated foreign policy expert predictions regarding the behavior of nuclear-armed states. During his summers as an undergraduate, he interned at the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office and digital forensics firm Stroz Friedberg LLC.
Karl is a Senior Consultant at Janders Dean by day and a part-time student in Chicago-Kent's evening division by night. Karl comes to Chicago-Kent by way of a career in legal technology and analytics. Before joining Janders Dean, he spent three-and-a-half years in Seyfarth Shaw LLP's innovation group, initially managing the firm's online client collaboration platform, then leading the firm's data program. Currently, he advises US, UK, and APAC law firms and corporate legal departments in the areas of legal project management, legal process improvement, client-facing technologies, and analytics.
At Chicago-Kent, Karl is engaged with the school's innovation program and it's recently-launched Law Lab. With professor Dan Katz as his honors advisor, his research focus is the application of data science to the practice of law. Karl is particularly interested in quantitative models for describing lawyer value, forecasting litigation outcomes, and measuring lawyer success.
When he isn't at work or school, Karl loves eating BBQ smoked meats, reading sci-fi and fantasy novels, and rabidly supporting FC Barcelona and the Chicago Cubs.