The following is an excerpt from my recent guest post for the Lawyerist blog discussing a mini-conference on educating the digital lawyer that I attended last week at Harvard Law sponsored by the Berkman Law Lab.
Below are a few examples of courses or programs that are successfully working to provide a digital education. Some of them have links to resources for the course or to online publications by the educator. …
I’m happy to say that the following examples are just skimming the surface of what seems to be a long overdue evolution in legal education. Thankfully several of the advancements are multidisciplinary with a strong emphasis on innovation in delivery of legal services through entrepreneurship. No matter how far removed you may be from your law school days, the quality of digital education available for current students impacts our entire profession and is worth our support.
– Prof. Clark Cunningham, Georgia State University – Uses Clio to introduce students to cloud-based practice management.
– International Forum on Teaching Legal Ethics and Professionalism – open to explore or register and post content, teaching materials, etc. (in beta)
– Prof. Paul Maharg,University of Northumbria Law School – Check out the slideshare presentations. In this open source learning and teaching environment, law students enter a virtual world to conduct simulated legal transactions.
– Prof. Brian Donnelly, Columbia University – Lawyering in the Digital Age Clinic
– Prof. Ronald Staudt, University of Chicago-Kent School of Law – Justice and Technology Practicum
– Prof. Oliver Goodenough, Vermont Law School – Digital Drafting course. Video or audio of the Berkman Center’s session with John Clippinger and Oliver Goodenough on Cloud Law, Finance 3.0, and Digital Institutions.