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Spring 2020
LAW616  AS  LAW, TECHNOLOGY AND PRACTICE

Course Description
Lawyers are required to stay abreast of the benefits and risks of all applicable technology. The majority of States now have a duty of technical competence in their ethics rules. This course will look at technology being used in law practice today. We will examine the tools themselves and the concerns in using technology related to practice management, eDiscovery, information security, legal analytics, artificial intelligence, and more. Students will have hands-on experience using technology, and they will understand how to evaluate new technology, identify new trends in technology, and incorporate technology into law practice. Students will also learn to identify the ethical implications of the relevant technology.

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
01-13-2020 - 04-21-2020   MW  2:00 PM-3:20 PM E265

Course Frequency

Course Information

Credits: 3
Pass/Fail Option: Yes
Prerequisite:
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation: Grades will be based on assignments, memorandum of law, competitive intelligence briefing book, technology assessments, group presentation, class participation and attendance.
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
Skills Requirement
Special Attributes:
New Course
Course Delivery:

Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s): None
Bar Subject(s): None
Concentration(s): None
Course Book(s):
Textbook Required:
No  
Additional Materials:
There is no required text. Various readings will be assigned and available on the course TWEN page.  
First Class Assignment(s):
  • Assignment: Jared Correia, The Long Nine: Essential Software for the Modern Law Practice, Attorney at Work (Feb. 2, 2016): https://www.attorneyatwork.com/long-nine-essential-software-modern-law-practice/ Aaron Street, Build Your Law Firm Technology Around Your Workflows, Not Software Features, Law Technology Today (Nov. 7, 2019): https://www.lawtechnologytoday.org/2019/11/workflows-not-software-features/

    TWEN/Blackboard/Course Webpage Link:
    https://lawschool.westlaw.com/twen

    Additional Information:
    Please also review the syllabus (attached or on TWEN) before the first class.
      

    syllabus.pdf

 
Professor(s)

SCHARD, ROBIN


Biography
Contact Information:
Email: rschard@law.miami.edu
Phone: (305)284-6441
Office: D138