766 Law Practice Technology

Rapidly evolving technologies are undoubtedly transforming the traditional law practice. The purpose of this course is to explore and investigate the use and impact of current technologies in the practice of law. The focus will be smaller to mid-sized law firms but there will also be some discussion on large practice groups. Tools for client management, electronic discovery, and document management will be analyzed. Ethical issues relating to proper use of technology and data management will be discussed. Electronic communications and social networking tools will also be explored.
Students who take Law 766 Law Practice Technology may not take Law 765 Introduction to Technology in the Law Office.

Enrollment Prerequisite

Students may not take 765 if they take 766

Course Areas of Practice
Course Type
Lecture
Learning Outcomes
Exercise of proper professional and ethical responsibilities to clients and the legal system
Other professional skills needed for competent and ethical participation as a member of the legal profession
2019
Fall 2019
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

766.01 2
  • Research and/or analytical paper(s), 10-15 pages
  • Oral presentation
  • Practical exercises
  • Class participation
Femi Cadmus, Casandra Laskowski M 10:30-12:20PM 3210

Rapidly evolving technologies are undoubtedly transforming the traditional law practice. The purpose of this course is to explore and investigate the use and impact of current technologies in the practice of law. The focus will be smaller to mid-sized law firms but there will also be some discussion on large practice groups. Tools for client management, electronic discovery, and document management will be analyzed. Ethical issues relating to proper use of technology and data management will be discussed. Electronic communications and social networking tools will also be explored.
Students who take Law 766 Law Practice Technology may not take Law 765 Introduction to Technology in the Law Office.

Grading Basis: Graded

Pre/Co-requisites

Students may not take 765 if they take 766

Enrollment Restrictions
None

*Please note that this information is for planning purposes only, and should not be relied upon for the schedule for a given semester. Faculty leaves and sabbaticals, as well as other curriculum considerations, will sometimes affect when a course may be offered.