Learn how Bloomberg Law is being used and adopted within law schools, including a discussion and demo of the technology and practice tools that have changed the way students learn, the way clients are services and the way lawyers work.
Focus on the convergence of online and face-to-face educational models to develop the right blended learning applications in a legal education setting.
Legal project management (LPM) provides a structured approach to planning, pricing and managing legal work that will bring a law firm's service delivery model in line with the changing expectations of its clients. It is a framework that allows lawyers to provide more reliable fee estimates, better matter management and improved matter profitability. In a highly competitive fixed-fee environment that is becoming the "new normal", legal project management can be a law firm's lifeline.
Incubators are HOT! A growing number of law schools are partnering with bar associations and local legal aid groups to stand up solo law firms for law school graduates with mentors and resources so that they can gain experience and paying clients - and maybe do a little probono or modest means practice as well.
Legal startups are hot, and everybody - including law schools - wants in on the action. But most legal startups, like most startups of any kind, don't work out. Failure isn't something you seek out or enjoy, but it is something you can learn from. Unfortunately, the rich learning experience of launching, running and then shutting down a failed legal startup is rarely shared openly. We rarely get to hear what worked and what didn't, and we rarely get any insight into what the founders would do differently if they could start all over again.
Overview of an advanced legal research course using blended learning techniques.
Chicago-Kent is known for offering innovative tech training that exposes students to a wide range of practical skills and higher level concepts. But when this training is primarily found in elective courses or clinic work, it can be challenging to reach the students who do not participate in those programs.
Cite-checking a case before you rely on it is an essential part of legal research. Consequently, efforts to make legal research more accessible and egalitarian need to work toward not only making the law free, but also creating a free, reliable citator. Casetext, a free legal research and publishing platform, is leveraging technology and crowdsourcing to overcome this hurdle in free access to the law. This session will explain in-depth our approach to building this free citator, and how we’re engaging law students, librarians, and research instructors as key partners in this movement.
For the past 12 years the University of Victoria Law Faculty & Louisiana State Law Center have surveyed incoming students on their personal technology ownership and usage in order to better understand the technology devices students are bringing with them to law school and how we can leverage those devices to provide a richer learning experience for students. In 2004 student data was gathered on laptop ownership and internet access.
CALI has its fingers in a lot of pies these days - Lessons, Casebooks, Access to Justice, Games, Incubators. Is this all scatter-shot or is there a method to our madness? I will discuss our madness and talk about the big goals and projects in CALI's present and future. The crisis in legal education means law schools are willing to try "dangerous" new things and CALI is not going to let this crisis go to waste.
Laboratories are not defined by the equipment they contain but by the guiding purpose. Our libraries could become the place to experiment, create, and learn, not just find and consume. Makerspaces are not just 3D printers and robot parts. Any collection of software, hardware, furnishings, and supplies can become a makerspace. The speakers will detail the characteristics of effective makerspaces and present ideas for possible uses in law libraries.