Modernizing Legal Technology Education

Modernizing Legal Technology Education is What “He Said, She Said”!: Legal Tech Trends

Even during Legalweek, I can find time for some regular topics (as long as the plane ride up is long enough!). Here’s one where I don’t have to even do a lot of typing: our latest “He Said, She Said” on Modernizing Legal Technology Education!

Recently, Christy Burke (who is President and Founder of Burke & Company LLC) and I conducted an interview with four thought leaders who are at the forefront of efforts toward modernizing legal technology education: Caitlin (Cat) Moon, Director of Innovation Design at Vanderbilt Law School, Bonnie L. Beuth, Founding Member at LTC4, Mike Quartararo, President, Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS) and Memme Onwudiwe, EVP Legal & Business Intelligence at Evisort.

We discussed a variety of topics related to modernizing legal technology education, including the state of legal technology education today, technology education at law schools and law firms, addressing the lack of eDiscovery competence, how legal tech vendors are helping to provide educational opportunities and what will help change the dynamic and grow legal tech education in the near future.

It’s a terrific interview with three thought leaders about a variety of things related to modernizing legal technology education!  The interview is below AND it’s also available in eDiscovery Today’s YouTube channel here!

This is the latest interview for Christy and me in a new podcast series called “He Said, She Said” (credit Christy for the clever name – it’s what she said 😉 ).  In this periodic podcast, we will be covering the human side of legal technology and eDiscovery and taking on topics we believe are very important and creating a forum for thoughtful discussion.  Look for more discussions coming soon! And thanks again to Kiley for her video editing assistance!

So, what do you think?  What is your organization doing to promote modernizing legal technology education?  Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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One comment

  1. The ship for modernizing Legal Technology Education set sail long ago!

    I am frequently shocked at articles like this, especially when they come on the tails of a big conference (LegalWeek, ABATechshow, ILTA), where the same crowd of legal technologist preach to the same crowd of attendees. It has become an echo chamber causing all to lose touch with what is really happening in the world around them. Time to get out of the echo chamber and into the trenches where you can join the revolution for change!

    In the last five years, 248 colleges and universities across the nation and in other countries around the world have already ditched their textbooks and embraced legal technology training in the classroom. This modernization was created by the National Society for Legal Technology (NSLT). Schools have adopted the NSLT’s Legal Technology Certificate as their classroom curriculum. This requires students to do extensive training on 12 different legal technology software programs through the use of interactive software simulations. The NSLT program provides training on 23 different software programs for the schools to select the curriculum from.

    The NSLT also has an eDiscovery Technology Certificate (eDTech), which was created as a joint collaboration with ACEDS. The eDTech program provides students the eDiscovery in-depth training taught by ACEDS, and pairs it with the NSLT’s software training to teach them practical software use of 9 software programs used in eDiscovery. The eDTech certificate was used as classroom curriculum in 32 universities this year.

    How did you miss this?? Because you are only watching the big “name brand” schools, which are NOT the ones leading the revolution and modernization of technology education.

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