CALI Hackathon

June 18, 2015

Today at the annual conference on Computer Aided Legal Instruction a live hangout session anchored the launch of an online participatory process to discuss, design and develop the first CALI hackathon!  The initial open dialog process is now active and accessible for the posting of ideas for topics, formats and other goals for the Hackathon.  


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Session Title:

"Incorporating Technology, Business Development and Marketing in the Law School Curriculum"


Session Description:

The ABA Model Rules were recently changed to include a technology component. See Client-Lawyer Relationship Rule 1.1 Competence – Comment which states “To maintain the requisite knowledge and skill, a lawyer should keep abreast of changes in the law and its practice, including the benefits and risks associated with relevant technology, engage in continuing study and education and comply with all continuing legal education requirements to which the lawyer is subject.” As technology gains more importance in the work of the legal profession, law schools face new challenges about how to incorporate technology in the curriculum. Law students are still trained to look at precedent looking backwards, rather than forward to the future of legal services.”

The session by Brooklyn Law School Reference Librarian Harold O'Grady and Brooklyn Law School Technology Educator Lloyd Carew-Reid will examine how law schools are now incorporating technology, business development and marketing in the law school curriculum. The session will focus on the exciting work of Brooklyn Law School Professor Jonathan Askin’s collaboration with MIT’s Dazza Greenwood and their ABA-MIT Online Legal Appathon. As Suffolk University Law School Professor Andrew Perlman said during the ABA Tech Show 2015 “Why should students have to go through three years of law school and then learn how to practice law? Why not do it from the very beginning of law school?”

[This event will be live streamed on June 18, 2015 at annual CALI conference hosted by Denver Sturm College of Law in Denver Colorado. ]


Brief Overview and Highlights


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