New Models for Legal Services Delivery   [Archived Catalog]
2016-2017 School of Law Bulletin (Archived Copy)

LAWS 686 - New Models for Legal Services Delivery

Credits: 3

This course examines new models for the delivery of legal services and the professional and regulatory challenges-and opportunities-such models create. It begins by analyzing U.S. lawyers' monopoly over the "practice of law'' and comparing the U.S. regulatory framework to regulatory frameworks in other countries. It then surveys innovations in legal information technology and the expanding role of non-lawyer providers in both high-tech and low-tech settings, with each class built around case studies of specific companies, products, and providers. Each student will write a case study within the first six weeks of the course, plus a final, analytical paper that builds on the case study. Readings and comments for the final sessions will be organized around student topics.

Prerequisites: Professional Responsibility or Problems in Professional Responsibility

Note: This course satisfies the graduation writing requirement.

Basis of Grade: Weekly comments, case study, and final paper

Form of Grade: Letter