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Spring 2021
LAW263  R  THE FUTURE OF LAW PRACTICE

Course Description
The world is transforming at an accelerating pace. The practice of law in the United States is also transforming, albeit more slowly than the world and markets in which it operates. Technology, globalization, and mobility are core enablers of these shifts, and the legal profession and the delivery of legal services are not immune from their inevitable impacts. The pandemic has, in many cases, expanded the scale and increased the pace of change.

The rule of law and our institutions are more important than ever for our democratic society, a functioning economy, and individual rights. However, access to legal services and justice is onerous and expensive. In almost every legal arena in the United States, most people and organizations cannot afford competent and cost-effective legal services.

This course will use of a variety of materials, teaching methods, and forward-looking guest speakers to look hard at these issues. The only book you need to acquire is Tomorrow's Lawyers: An Introduction To Your Future, 2nd Edition, by Richard Susskind; the balance of reading will be from free online sources.


Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
01-25-2021 - 04-27-2021   WF  10:10 AM-11:25 AM DL

Course Frequency

Course Information

Credits: 3
Pass/Fail Option: No
Prerequisite:
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation:
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
General
Special Attributes:
1L Elective
New Course
Course Delivery:
Online (all synchronous)
Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s): None
Bar Subject(s): None
Concentration(s): None
Course Book(s): TBD/None      
First Class Assignment(s): TBD/None

 
Professor(s)

WHITE, PATRICIA


Biography
Contact Information:
Email: pwhite@law.miami.edu
Phone: (305)284-1376

SINNER, ANDREA



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