An article I co-authored with Ron Dolin entitled Course Correction: Teaching Tomorrow’s Lawyers Legal Tech Skills, was published in the newest edition of the ILTA Peer to Peer Magazine.
Ron developed the syllabus for and taught the first course on legal informatics at Stanford Law School. Several of his students from that course have gone on to find innovative paths in the legal industry, including Margaret Hagan, his co-founder in the Program for Legal Tech and Design. Ron writes about the changes he believes are critical in the law school curriculum to prepare future lawyers for the realities of practicing law with technology. I write about my experience teaching courses in legal tech at various law schools for the past three years and developing the Center for Law Practice Technology with Richard Granat.
It’s a short article that summarizes what Ron and I believe are the key issues that law schools need to address when designing a curriculum that prepares new lawyers to enter a changed legal marketplace. We link out to other useful resources for further research.