Fundamental technologies shaping legal services

Subject Overview

Designed to provide a robust understanding of the technologies relevant to applications in the business and practice of law.

Fundamental Technologies Shaping Legal Services is taught 100% online. Learning is based on video explanations and use cases presented by world leaders, focused readings, interactions with teaching fellows and peers in group work, and assessments throughout the 6 weeks.

On successful completion of the subject students will be able to:

  1. Describe the building blocks of the legal technologies that are shaping the delivery of legal services
  2. Map the many applications of information processing in legal services against technologies used
  3. Hypothesise future applications of known technologies
  4. Critically analyse the impact and technological limits of platforms in the delivery of legal services
  5. Explain the core features and benefits of blockchain and its applications in legal services
  6. Assess the rationale for and challenges of the technologies on which Lawtech and Regtech startups are based

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