Technological challenges for modern law school pedagogy – preparing graduates for the modern legal workplace

Jill Alexander*, Siobhan McConnell, Rebecca Mitchell, Angela McGrane

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This article explores the prevailing narrative that legal technology is changing both what lawyers do and the knowledge, skills and attributes they need, which in turn has implications for the appropriate curriculum required for law students intending to enter legal practice. It presents the results of a funded research study designed to test assumptions made regarding the knowledge, skills, attributes and experience required by law graduates to operate effectively in the modern legal workplace and the corresponding impact on law schools’ curricula. The article presents data collected from legal professionals to ascertain their views on the impact of legal technology on practice and what changes law schools should be considering to prepare law students for practice.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-26
Number of pages26
JournalThe Law Teacher
Early online date18 Dec 2023
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 18 Dec 2023

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