An MBA course offered this semester at Columbia University used a legal tech startup as its subject, saying that the legal technology offers a prime example of using tech experts and industry experts—in this case lawyers—in the development of a needed business tool.

Columbia University offered “Evisort: An A.I.-Powered Startup Uses Text Mining to Become Google for Contracts” to its MBA students for the first time this fall semester. The course examined Evisort, a legal tech startup that uses artificial intelligence to scan documents, extract data, generate instant reports based on the data and other tasks.