Legaltech, Legal Operations, and the Future of Practice
The course examines the areas in which legaltech is changing the practice of law—e-discovery, legal operations, and privacy/security. Students will learn about the technological state of the legal industry today and what the future holds. As Artificial Intelligence, data analytics, and cyber security continue to emerge, the traditional legal service delivery model is no longer adequate to meet heightened client expectations. The first segment of the course teaches the basics of technological competence for attorneys covering both the use of technology to serve clients and privacy/security concerns related to that tech. The second segment introduces e-disovery concepts as well as presents a deep dive into the technology and processes used by successful practitioners. The final segment expands to cover more of the technology applicable to both corporate legal operations groups as well as the law firms and providers that serve them. The students will leave with an understanding of how to better deliver legal services that are faster and cheaper with greater profitability for outside counsel and price certainty for clients.
This upper-level elective combines substantive legal content related to legal technology (including electronic discovery) and its use in practice as well as simulations introducing students to the practical application of the technology.
Recommended for the following Professional Pathways: Corporate Transactions and Governance; Financial Services and Compliance; Health Care Management and Compliance; International Business; Labor and Employment (Corporate Perspective); Government/Public Sector; IP/Copyright and Trademark; Tech/Privacy; General Practice – Litigation/Dispute Resolution