​​​​Everyday legal professionals use technology-enabled tools for discovery, litigation support, document assembly and information needs. With this growing reliance on technology in the law profession, the Center for Legal Innovation currently offers a selection of courses in eLawyering.  The center is adding courses in cyberlaw, cybersecurity, application building for law and policy, and virtual practice soon.

 

 

eLawyering: eDiscovery and Big Datahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Courses/DispForm.aspx?ID=1376eLawyering: eDiscovery and Big DataLitigation often involves the collection, production, management and analysis of electronically store information (ESI). An enormous amount of data (Big Data) exists that may help make a case or predict the outcomes of approaches and legal rulings.  This course considers the legal and operational issues associated with managing electronic information.6361GP0|#4427383a-57bf-428f-9c22-73669c71e517;L0|#04427383a-57bf-428f-9c22-73669c71e517|Graduate;GTSet|#cbbd7cb7-f9db-41d7-8603-54518e246b51GP0|#3bd4ae52-264e-428c-885b-54a69b270d0b;L0|#03bd4ae52-264e-428c-885b-54a69b270d0b|Business;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#db2210a7-625b-4bb0-9545-56e81bdfe48aGP0|#499f7782-4b33-4821-80b6-26774042c42e;L0|#0499f7782-4b33-4821-80b6-26774042c42e|Skills;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#6e96bd23-dbd4-4d09-9c3e-0aa09c84b5661376
eLawyering: Practice Managementhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Courses/DispForm.aspx?ID=1377eLawyering: Practice ManagementLegal practices are using practice management and litigation software.  Courts have also moved in the direction of efiling and calendaring.  Students will gain the theoretical and practical background to understand these changes and to positively impact their employer’s responses to such change.  Students will use matter management software, prepare e-filings and use technology to strengthen and present a closing argument.6362GP0|#4427383a-57bf-428f-9c22-73669c71e517;L0|#04427383a-57bf-428f-9c22-73669c71e517|Graduate;GTSet|#cbbd7cb7-f9db-41d7-8603-54518e246b51GP0|#3bd4ae52-264e-428c-885b-54a69b270d0b;L0|#03bd4ae52-264e-428c-885b-54a69b270d0b|Business;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#db2210a7-625b-4bb0-9545-56e81bdfe48aGP0|#499f7782-4b33-4821-80b6-26774042c42e;L0|#0499f7782-4b33-4821-80b6-26774042c42e|Skills;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#6e96bd23-dbd4-4d09-9c3e-0aa09c84b5661377
eLawyering: Automated Systemshttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Courses/DispForm.aspx?ID=1378eLawyering: Automated SystemsCovers the theories of legal document and advice automation as well as the practical side of implementing such systems. Areas of focus for the course include: document automation, expert systems, logical construction and XML contracting.6363GP0|#4427383a-57bf-428f-9c22-73669c71e517;L0|#04427383a-57bf-428f-9c22-73669c71e517|Graduate;GTSet|#cbbd7cb7-f9db-41d7-8603-54518e246b51GP0|#3bd4ae52-264e-428c-885b-54a69b270d0b;L0|#03bd4ae52-264e-428c-885b-54a69b270d0b|Business;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#db2210a7-625b-4bb0-9545-56e81bdfe48aGP0|#499f7782-4b33-4821-80b6-26774042c42e;L0|#0499f7782-4b33-4821-80b6-26774042c42e|Skills;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#6e96bd23-dbd4-4d09-9c3e-0aa09c84b5661378
eLawyering: Virtual Practicehttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Courses/DispForm.aspx?ID=1379eLawyering: Virtual PracticeDscusses the issues and opportunities presented by a virtual law practice while teaching students the skills and tools necessary to set-up a virtual law office.  Students will set-up a mock virtual law office as part of the course.6364GP0|#4427383a-57bf-428f-9c22-73669c71e517;L0|#04427383a-57bf-428f-9c22-73669c71e517|Graduate;GTSet|#cbbd7cb7-f9db-41d7-8603-54518e246b51GP0|#3bd4ae52-264e-428c-885b-54a69b270d0b;L0|#03bd4ae52-264e-428c-885b-54a69b270d0b|Business;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#db2210a7-625b-4bb0-9545-56e81bdfe48aGP0|#499f7782-4b33-4821-80b6-26774042c42e;L0|#0499f7782-4b33-4821-80b6-26774042c42e|Skills;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#6e96bd23-dbd4-4d09-9c3e-0aa09c84b5661379
BUS6361.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1545BUS6361.AeLaw: Discovery DataEicks, Jeannette<div>This course will prepare you for the modern practice of law, and teach the skills necessary to request, produce and manage documents in this age of electronically stored information.  95% of cases never go to trial; they are litigated to conclusion through pre-trial strategy and discovery.  Discovery today is largely (estimates around 85%) based on discovering ESI.  Students who have taken this course will have skills that offer added value to hiring firms.  eDiscovery is now a multi-billion dollar industry, which can be a source of good jobs for graduates educated in the area.  The concepts and skills taught in this course have little overlap with other courses.<br>The following objectives will be addressed in this course – all of which offer opportunities to analyze the impacts of technology on law:</div><div>  *   Understand ESI representation of clients in transactional law and litigation.<br>  *   Explore the jurisprudential impacts of technology on how we conceive of and apply law.<br>  *   Demonstrate an understanding of the application of legal ethics in the area of ESI.<br>  *   Explain the technical and practical problems presented to clients and counsel as they prepare for and respond to eDiscovery requests.<br>  *   Describe the features of an eDiscovery plan and the considerations involved in creating one.<br>  *   Explain the importance and the steps that maybe taken to maintain computer and network security and avoid spoliation.<br>  *   Explain methods by which parties learn about the opposing party’s technical infrastructure and ESI.<br>  *   Discuss difficulties which spring from the inability of counsel and client to reach agreement regarding ESI<br>  *   Demonstrated knowledge of the FRCP and the Rules of Evidence as they relate to ESI.</div><div>Method of evaluation:  Three projects and a hands-on component.<br>AWR – Yes</div>3.00000000000000eLaw: Discovery DataGP0|#3bd4ae52-264e-428c-885b-54a69b270d0b;L0|#03bd4ae52-264e-428c-885b-54a69b270d0b|Business;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#db2210a7-625b-4bb0-9545-56e81bdfe48aGP0|#499f7782-4b33-4821-80b6-26774042c42e;L0|#0499f7782-4b33-4821-80b6-26774042c42e|Skills;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#6e96bd23-dbd4-4d09-9c3e-0aa09c84b5661545
BUS6362.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1546BUS6362.AeLaw: Practice ManagementEicks, Jeannette<div>Law firms require general business knowledge, legal practice specific business knowledge and knowledge of the technologies that enable support those functions.  Today solo practices to large law firms are using practice management and litigation software to assist with the day to day operation of firms.  Courts have in the direction of paperless filing and calendaring, indeed many courts only allow e-filing.  Modernized courts have many opportunities for counsel to use technology to make a stronger case or as needed to present electronic evidence.  This course will provide students with the theoretical and practical background to understand the fundamentals of operating a law practice as well as the rapid evolution of legal practice.  Areas of special focus include business planning and account management; case and client management; mobile information and devices; document management; eMediation and online dispute resolution; workflow management; eCourt systems and presentation technologies. Readings and guest speakers will address both general technological issues as well as specific legal ramifications. Students will use matter management software to organize and manage a mock case, prepare e-filings and use technology to strengthen a closing argument and present that argument in a courtroom setting.<br> Method of evaluation:  <br>25% Short exercises<br>75% Three Projects - 1) writing a law firm business plan; 2) organization and arrangement of a mock case utilizing matter management software; and 3) the development of a technology driven closing argument incorporating digital evidence using Federal court software.</div>2.00000000000000eLaw: Practice ManagementGP0|#3bd4ae52-264e-428c-885b-54a69b270d0b;L0|#03bd4ae52-264e-428c-885b-54a69b270d0b|Business;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#db2210a7-625b-4bb0-9545-56e81bdfe48aGP0|#499f7782-4b33-4821-80b6-26774042c42e;L0|#0499f7782-4b33-4821-80b6-26774042c42e|Skills;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#6e96bd23-dbd4-4d09-9c3e-0aa09c84b5661546
BUS6362.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1826BUS6362.AeLaw: Practice ManagementEicks,JeannetteLaw firms require general business knowledge, legal practice specific business knowledge and knowledge of the technologies that enable support those functions. Today solo practices to large law firms are using practice management and litigation software to assist with the day to day operation of firms. Courts have in the direction of paperless filing and calendaring, indeed many courts only allow e-filing. Modernized courts have many opportunities for counsel to use technology to make a stronger case or as needed to present electronic evidence. This course will provide students with the theoretical and practical background to understand the fundamentals of operating a law practice as well as the rapid evolution of legal practice. Areas of special focus include business planning and account management; case and client management; mobile information and devices; document management; eMediation and online dispute resolution; workflow management; eCourt systems and presentation technologies. Readings and guest speakers will address both general technological issues as well as specific legal ramifications. Students will use matter management software to organize and manage a mock case, prepare e-filings and use technology to strengthen a closing argument and present that argument in a courtroom setting. Method of evaluation: 25% Short exercises 75% Three Projects - 1) writing a law firm business plan; 2) organization and arrangement of a mock case utilizing matter management software; and 3) the development of a technology driven closing argument incorporating digital evidence using Federal court software.2.00000000000000eLaw: Practice ManagementGP0|#3bd4ae52-264e-428c-885b-54a69b270d0b;L0|#03bd4ae52-264e-428c-885b-54a69b270d0b|Business;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#db2210a7-625b-4bb0-9545-56e81bdfe48aGP0|#499f7782-4b33-4821-80b6-26774042c42e;L0|#0499f7782-4b33-4821-80b6-26774042c42e|Skills;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#6e96bd23-dbd4-4d09-9c3e-0aa09c84b5661826