Teaching technology into the law curriculum

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Timoshanko, Aaron and Hart, Caroline Lydia. 2021. "Teaching technology into the law curriculum." Journal of the Australasian Law Academics Association. 13/14, pp. 146-161.
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Teaching technology into the law curriculum

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AuthorsTimoshanko, Aaron (Author) and Hart, Caroline Lydia (Author)
Journal TitleJournal of the Australasian Law Academics Association
Journal Citation13/14, pp. 146-161
Number of Pages15
Year2021
PublisherAustralasian Law Academics Association
Place of PublicationAustralia
ISSN2652-6573
Web Address (URL)https://f3dd272f-b5bf-4bac-8190-b4a32bcf2f77.filesusr.com/ugd/e86d8d_933e351fdc9a4c53a71967c7ad2c6740.pdf
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The role technology plays in the legal profession is growing. It is, therefore, incumbent on legal educators to prepare law students for a profession that leverages current and emerging technologies, while mitigating potential risks. A desktop analysis was performed on all technology-focused courses offered at Australian and New Zealand law schools and at the top five universities in the United States of America and the United Kingdom to identify common themes and characteristics. The authors then share their experiences teaching a technology-focused course at a small regional university. The aim of this article is to stimulate greater discussion about how universities teach technology into the law curriculum, not whether such a course is needed.

Keywordstechnology; legal education; pedagogy; technologies; legal tech; lawtech
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020480409. Legal education
Byline AffiliationsSchool of Law and Justice
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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