Technology is changing the practice and nature of law. A basic competency in the technology used in legal practice is therefore a must for the modern lawyer. This course will explore both the current trends and the future possibilities of technology use in the law. After an introduction to the fundamentals of technological innovation and legal system design, the course will provide students with the theoretical and practical background for different legal technologies that are in common use in the profession today. In addition, the course will provide the basic training necessary to participate competently in key aspects of this rapidly evolving and expanding skill set for practice, focusing on areas such as professional responsibility, case and client management; document management and electronic discovery; information literacy; presentation technologies; writing skills; and, the different considerations involved in professional versus personal use. Significant prior experience with technology is not a prerequisite for this class.
Course Section Description
This course will satisfy the Skills requirement.