The program in legal technologies exposes students to the many ways that new technologies are being integrated into law practice. In this day and age, legal and social problems are increasingly addressed by systemic solutions, enabled by new and powerful Internet based platforms and rapidly expanding computer capability. The program welcomes students to a world where legal professionals are being called on to design systems and architectures that solve legal challenges and promote access to justice.
Our curriculum offers students an array of classes focused on the adoption of technologies across the range of practice settings, including litigation, transactional and corporate practice. By training students in the use of legal technologies, the curriculum aims to provide students with the skills that are not only relevant to practice tomorrow but are relevant to practice two decades from now.
Trends and Careers
While the private market for traditional lawyers has contracted significantly, new opportunities are emerging for law-trained professionals who understand the power of technology-driven solutions to address legal problems effectively and efficiently.
Access to Justice
In a world of scarce resources devoted to legal services for poor and middle class people, new systems are being developed that challenge the distinction between self-help resources and legal representation, empowering ordinary Americans to enforce their rights and obtain access to the legal system.