765.01 Introduction to Technology in the Law Office

Technology is changing the practice of law in all fields and venues. This course will provide you with the theoretical and practical foundation to understand these changes and to positively impact your firm's or organization's responses to such challenges. Areas of focus include ethical obligations surrounding technology use; privacy and security; practice management; electronic discovery; information literacy (including advanced research techniques) and media literacy; and presentation and courtroom technology. Readings and guest speakers will address both general technological issues as well as specific legal and ethical ramifications. Students will be graded on participation, exercises and a final project that is presented both in class and in writing. Students who take Law 765 Introduction to Technology in the Law Office may not take Law 766 Law Practice Technology.

Spring 2020

Course NumberCourse CreditsEvaluation MethodInstructorMeeting Day/TimesRoom
Research and/or analytical paper(s), 10-15 pages
Group project(s)
Oral presentation
Practical exercises
Class participation
Jennifer L. Behrens, Wayne Miller
Th 2:00PM - 3:50PM
Sakai site: https://sakai.duke.edu/portal/site/LAW.765.01.Sp20
Email list: LAW.765.01.Sp20@sakai.duke.edu
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