Spring registration is just around the corner and the Legal Analytics & Innovation Initiative is excited to announce two new courses for next semester. These courses offer in-demand skills that help students standout during the job search.
Legal Innovation (2 credits)
Innovation has been part of human thought since the dawn of time, as we seek better ways to solve problems and achieve outcomes. Recent developments are shaping the way legal services are developed, delivered and consumed. This course will explore new methods of service delivery, knowledge management and process enhancement. In addition to cost savings and better use of information, innovation can promote inclusion among diverse stakeholders and the under-served. As students build awareness and proficiency with new processes and technologies, they will be able to identify and develop new opportunities in the study and practice of law. The course is taught by professor Charles Bowen, who has had a long career as a legal innovator, spending the last 20 years in senior counsel positions at Cox Enterprises.
Blockchain, Smart Contracts, and the Law (3 credits)
This course covers the technical, legal and policy issues associated with blockchains, smart contracts and related technologies and key applications, including cryptocurrencies. It considers emerging technology interacting with a variety of legal concepts. It starts with computing and blockchain technology fundamentals; then reviews cryptocurrencies and related regulations before examining implementation issues; then considers the context of security, commodity and tax regulations, before reviewing blockchain miners. Next, we consider smart contracts, and their applications in supply chain and real estate, then legal entities and crypto assets. The course concludes with discussions of public policy issues and medical and loT applications. (Prerequisites: LAW 5010 or 5060). The course is taught by professor Steven Wright, an engineer and College of Law graduate who holds 50 patents.
If you have any questions about the courses, send an email to professor Ben Chapman, email@example.com. We hope you have a great spring semester!