Law, Technology and Pedagogy: Teaching Coding to Build a Future-Proof Lawyer

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Title: Law, Technology and Pedagogy: Teaching Coding to Build a Future-Proof Lawyer
Authors: McGrath, JosephContreras, Alfredo
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Date: 13-Jul-2020
Online since: 2021-06-18T12:13:38Z
Abstract: To what extent should lawyers understand and appreciate coding if they are to meaningfully engage with these issues? This article analyses the pedagogical benefits of teaching “Coding for Lawyers” at law school. It also outlines the practical challenges in doing so. Drawing on legal research in this field, the experiences of others in delivering similar modules, and the experience of delivering lectures on coding for lawyers at the University of Minnesota School of Law, this article provides a first-hand account of where theory meets practice in delivering cutting edge, legal tech modules. Given the increasing role that technology is playing in legal practice, it is argued that a knowledge and appreciation of coding, though not necessarily an expert ability to code, may be necessary to build a more “future proof” lawyer who can navigate emerging developments and those coming further down the line.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: University of Minnesota Law School
Journal: Minnesota Journal of Law, Science and Technology
Volume: 21
Issue: 2
Copyright (published version): 2020 the Authors
Keywords: Legal educationLegal practiceImpact of technologyCoding
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Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
ISSN: 1552-9533
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