Ready for a Reboot: Law Schools Need to Reboot and Upgrade the Law Curriculum Now to Better Meet the Impacts of Technology

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Hart, Caroline and Timoshanko, Aaron. 2022. "Ready for a Reboot: Law Schools Need to Reboot and Upgrade the Law Curriculum Now to Better Meet the Impacts of Technology." Journal of the Australasian Law Academics Association. 15, pp. 31-48.
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Ready for a Reboot: Law Schools Need to Reboot and Upgrade the Law Curriculum Now to Better Meet the Impacts of Technology

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AuthorsHart, Caroline and Timoshanko, Aaron
Journal TitleJournal of the Australasian Law Academics Association
Journal Citation15, pp. 31-48
Number of Pages18
Year2022
PublisherAustralasian Law Academics Association
Place of PublicationAustralia
ISSN2652-6573
Web Address (URL)https://www.alaa.asn.au/jalaa2022
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This paper investigates Australian legal education’s capacity to acknowledge and respond to the impacts of the increasing use of technologies aiding legal service delivery. While law academics are debating the extent of this impact, there are already new jobs with new titles requiring new skillsets, and these employment opportunities will go to the best-prepared graduates. Even within the current framework, law academics have the capacity to better equip graduates to succeed in this changing environment through leadership and engagement with the key players. The responsibility to lead this adapted legal education is best held by law schools carrying it out as a fiduciary role towards graduates rather than as a broker for broader tech-interests.

Keywordstechnology, legal education, law school, LawTech
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020480409. Legal education
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