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Legal Problem Solving

"The traditional law practice business model constrains innovations that would provide greater access to, and enhance the delivery of, legal services." This finding, a key part of the ABA's 2016 Report on the Future of Legal Services, confirms that innovation in delivery of legal services is both necessary and inevitable to meet the needs of ALL legal services consumers. Specifically, the Report recommends that, "[t]he legal profession should partner with other disciplines and the public for insights about innovating the delivery of legal services." This course acts on this recommendation. Starting from an historical context for the current state of legal services delivery, this course introduces proven problem-solving constructs from other disciplines to provide a client-centered focus for creating innovative and effective methods of delivering legal services in the 21st century. [2 credits] Enrollment limited