The Artificial Lawyer reports that a significant number of institutes of higher learning around the world have responded to a demand for opportunities to study legal technology by creating relevant undergraduate and graduate-level programs. Among the colleges and universities that are now offering such courses are The University of Law and BPP University Law School in the U.K., Suffolk University and Vanderbilt Law School in the U.S., several universities in Europe and one (so far) in Australia.
These programs include courses in legal innovation, legal technology, project management, design technology, blockchain, artificial intelligence, marketing, and several other areas of relevance to law firms. There are now so many courses on offer that the Artificial Lawyer has compiled a Legal Tech Education Guide, which it intends to update on a continuing basis. As the article points out, such courses can be undertaken by current employees of law firms as well as those contemplating careers in the field, including prospective lawyers, which means that growth in this area of education could soon begin to have an impact on legal practice in several countries.
Are you or your employees considering – or already taking – courses in legal technology? I would be interested to know your thoughts and experiences relating to this – or any other – matter related to the management of your law firm, either in the comments below or directly via email.