Course Information

Course Number




Area of Study & Practice

  • Ethics and Professional Responsibility
  • Legal Profession and Practice

JD Graduation Requirements

This course typically satisfies all or some of the following JD graduation requirements:
  • Professional Skills

Introduction to Technology in the Law Office

Technology is changing the practice of law in all fields and venues. This course will provide you with the theoretical and practical foundation to understand these changes and to positively impact your firm's or organization's responses to such challenges. Areas of focus include privacy and security; practice management software; professional conduct regarding social media; document management and electronic discovery; information literacy including advanced research techniques; media literacy; and presentation technologies. Readings and guest speakers will address both general technological issues as well as specific legal and ethical ramifications. Students will be graded on participation, exercises and a final project that is presented both in class and in writing.

Please note that course organization and content may vary substantially from semester to semester and descriptions are not necessarily professor specific. Please contact the instructor directly if you have particular course-related questions.