Course Number: 729-0-01 Genesereth / Vogl 2 Units
The legal system is undergoing rapid change due to – among other forces — expanding use of information technology in legal services as well as globalization of the legal industry.
This class offers an overview of how technology is used in legal today’s legal practice and how it will be changing the landscape of the legal profession and the law more broadly in the foreseeable future. Through this class students gain an understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities the legal system and the legal industry are facing and learn about innovative new systems seeking to address them. Students will be introduced to technologies that are commonly used for legal research, as well matter management and client management by law firms as well as in-house departments. Students will also be familiarized with the next generation of innovative systems and platforms that challenge the way law has been practiced to date, but also promise to increase the efficiency of our legal system.