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Lawyering and Technology (Wolson)

Spring 2023   LAW 560-001  

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Additional Information
Experiential Course


Skills Training
Oral Presentations
Other Professional Skills:

50% Participation,
50% Other (I will expect each student to make a presentation during one class and lead a discussion on the topic at issue. )

Satisfies Senior Writing Requirement



Class meets in person.

Course Continuity
Students are encouraged to stay home if you are ill or experience flu-like symptoms. If you miss a class for any reason, it is still your responsibility to make up the work missed.

I offer the following to students who miss class due to illness:

- If you are absent, due to illness or some other unavoidable circumstance, email me and I can ask for volunteers among your classmates to share their notes with you.

- I will make PowerPoint slides or other class materials routinely available on the course site to everyone in the class.

- When you are better, please make an appointment to meet with me and I will review/answer questions about what you missed.

- Please make an appointment to meet with me and I will review/answer questions about what you missed.

Meeting Times/Location
R 4:30PM - 6:20PM
Silverman Hall 280



As technology evolves, it changes the way that lawyers practice. At the same time, the ABA has mandated that lawyers keep abreast of benefits and risks from relevant technology. In this class, we will explore practical questions about technology in your practice. The class will discuss how to maintain a work-life balance in a world where you are connected to your job 24/7. We will tackle questions of how technology can affect your career, including whether social medial is a benefit or a drawback to career advancement. (Spoiler alert: it can be both!) The class will also examine a range of issues surrounding work-from-home arrangements, including the pros and cons of working from home vs. coming to the office, ethical issues that working from home can present, and practical considerations of how to build a functioning home office to enable you to have a successful practice. And we will address technological tools that you should use, and others that you should avoid for various reasons.

Course Concentrations

Skills Learning outcomes: Demonstrate an understanding of the individual course skill; Demonstrate the ability to receive and implement feedback; Demonstrate an understanding of how and when the individual course skill is employed in practice.