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This isn’t your parents’ law school curriculum. In a growing number of schools around the country, law students are getting the opportunity to dive deep into what was once an afterthought for professors and attorneys alike. Technology courses that teach everything from app development to using artificial intelligence and legal analytics are catching students’ attention and preparing them for what may be a whole new world of legal practice.

For the most part, these courses are a response to the growing demand for attorneys to use legal tech platforms to better and more cost effectively serve their clients, as well as the growing availability of such platforms themselves. But while a reactive development, these courses are also defining the future of legal practice. They’re changing the way prospective attorneys think, and by extension, how they will approach the practice of law in the future.

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Rhys Dipshan

CT-born, New York-based legal tech reporter covering everything from in-house technology disruption to privacy trends, blockchain, AI, cybersecurity, and ghosts-in-the-machine. Continually waiting for law to catch up with tech. (It's like waiting for Godot, but without the clowns)

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