Screenshot 2019-07-09 at 07.28.48 For some years a regular conference theme has been ‘there’s not enough legal tech education’ – now, the law schools and universities have heard the message. Today there are a growing number of legal tech courses at graduate and undergraduate level.

The University of Law in the UK, for example, as well as providing a host of postgraduate qualifications in legal technology is also offering an LLB (Hons) Law with Legal Innovation and Technology degree.

This provides: ‘…in addition to studying key legal topics, you will also study modules on Legal Innovation and Legal Technology. The course covers area of law such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, marketing, business psychology, and process analysis.’

While the BPP law school, also in the UK and from which many City law firms take students, is now offering a Legal Practice Course ( LPC ), including a Legal Technology Innovation and Design module.

It says about the new approach: ‘ Legal technology is disrupting the delivery of legal services. So your legal training needs to stay one step ahead.

Developed in close collaboration with law firms, the Legal Technology Innovation and Design optional module will introduce you to the innovation and project management skills desired by legal recruiters: Understanding legal technology, including AI, Blockchain, Big Data, and Automation

Develop project management skills and techniques

Learn skills to design technology that responds to problems

Engage in design thinking and process mapping vital in the legal workplace Learn how to communicated innovation ideas with specialists, colleagues and clients.’ And, that’s just the beginning. If you look around the US there are an increasing number of courses also available. From the Suffolk University Law School that offers a Legal Innovation & Technology Certificate Programme, to Vanderbilt Law School’s course on Legal Project Management. In Europe there are legal tech and related courses provided by centres such as the University of Helsinki School of Law , which offers tech-related courses, as well as on Legal Design, while IE Law School in Spain is offering a Masters in Legal Tech qualification.The list goes on and there are […]

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