Law 792: Law Practice Technology & Business Operations
This highly-interactive and unique course will introduce students to the tools and techniques used by law firms, law departments, and public sector agencies in support of legal practice and business operations. Designed to prepare students for the new realities of practice in 2021 and beyond, the curriculum provides an overview of major categories of technology use and practice innovation—information that young lawyers can use to make an immediate impact in employment and career. Students will learn about new forms of legal business operation and the changing structure and expert makeup of legal teams. Knowledge gained can be used as a skill set differentiator when interviewing and entering legal practice. The course will be taught by working lawyers/consultants; each weekly session will include live technology demonstrations and guest appearances from preeminent law firm and law department lawyers, legal operations professionals and industry experts.
Sequence and Prerequisites: None.
Evaluation: The course is pass/fail based on class participation and preparation during the semester, as well as a short, written paper to be submitted at the end of the course.