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Spring 2022
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.

The course will occasionally meet via Zoom depending on the guest.


Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
01-18-2022 - 04-25-2022   WF  11:00 AM-12:15 PM F309

Course Frequency

Course Information

Credits: 3
Pass/Fail Option: No
Prerequisite:
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation: There will be no exam but there will be a couple of writing assignments, a group project and presentation , and attendance and participation will be a factor in the grade.
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
General
Special Attributes:
1L Elective
Course Delivery:
Residential
Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s): None
Bar Subject(s): None
Concentration(s): None
Course Book(s):
Textbook Required:
Yes  
  • Textbook Name: Tomorrow's Lawyers: An Introduction To Your Future
    Textbook Type: Paperback
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Richard Susskind
    Publisher: Oxford University Press
    Edition: 2nd Edition
    ISBN: 9780198796633
      
  
First Class Assignment(s):
  • Assignment: There is no First Class Assignment.

    Material:
    Required Reading Material: Tomorrow's Lawyers: An Introduction To Your Future, 2nd Edition, by Richard Susskind, published by Oxford University Press, ISBN 9780198796633
      

 
Professor(s)

WHITE, PATRICIA


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

SINNER, ANDREA



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