“The legal profession is endangered. Law schools are in trouble. New lawyers are unprepared for economic and technological reality,” according to Professor Ronald W. Staudt and Marc Lauritsen, co-editors of the Chicago-Kent Law Review’s “Justice, Lawyering and Legal Education in the Digital Age” symposium. Authors featured in the newest edition of the law review dissect these overlapping problems and propose new solutions such as new law school courses that teach practical legal technology tools.
To mark the release of the law review, the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law’s Center for Access to Justice and Technology, and the Chicago-Kent Law Review will host an in-person symposium on June 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., where the authors will elaborate on their submissions, answer questions, and discuss these innovative ideas with attendees. The half-day program will be held at the law school, 565 West Adams Street (between Clinton and Jefferson streets), in conjunction with the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI®)’s 2013 Conference for Law School Computing, which will be held at the law school from June 13 to June 15.
Symposium authors will expand on their articles and examine ways in which technology can be used to meet the legal needs of low-income and self-represented litigants.