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Technology in Legal Practice

Technological competency is a must for modern lawyers.  After an introduction to the fundamentals of technological innovation and legal system design, class time will be spent working in groups assessing actual pro-bono client legal service issues and designing a legal application to solve an issue.  The final part of the course will examine technology’s impact on the business of law.  Topics during this portion of the course will include the consumer law revolution, access to justice, and the unauthorized practice of law. The course will examine potentially disruptive technological innovations in the legal industry such as eDiscovery software, document assembly, machine learning, predictive analytics, and online dispute resolution.  Guest speakers from legal technology start-ups will make presentations to the class.  The course culminates in a pitch day where groups will get the opportunity to present their legal application to a panel of judges with expertise in the law, technology, and venture capital.  Students will be graded on their final project and presentation, teamwork, organization, and class participation. [2-3] Limited enrollment.