Course Details

Innov. Diffuses in Legal Indus

There is substantial evidence that the legal profession is gradually giving ground to a broader legal industry that encompasses both lawyers and sophisticated professionals from other disciplines. Although this was partially expected in the United Kingdom and Australia, where the regulatory structure was changed to permit non-lawyer ownership of law firms, innovation is also flourishing in the US market. Indeed, despite the fact that the U.S. legal market has not deregulated, it is emerging as a market leader in several important areas of legal innovation. Despite signs of rapid change and market disruption, there is also a powerful counter-narrative among commentators and the legal press that focuses on the seeming glacial pace of change in law, particularly among large law firms that continue to prosper under a business model that is nearly 100 years old. There is some validity in both perspectives, yet no unifying theory that accounts for all the change - and lack of change - we are seeing. The purpose of this course is to begin to assemble a relatively accurate and useful framework for understanding and analyzing the changing legal market. Students who take this course and do all of the requisite work will have a grasp of the legal market on par with many industry leaders. PRE-REQUISITES/RESTRICTOINS: This course is open to JD,LLM, and MSL students. Section 1 is for JD/LLM STUDENTS Section 2 is for MSL students only

Catalog Number: PPTYTORT 647


Course History

Fall 2018
Title: Innov. Diffuses in Legal Indus
Faculty:
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 20     Actual: 11

Fall 2018
Title: Innov. Diffuses in Legal Indus
Faculty:
Section: 2     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 35     Actual: 2

Fall 2017
Title: How Innovation Diffuses in the Legal Industry
Faculty:
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 20     Actual: 7

Fall 2017
Title: How Innovation Diffuses in the Legal Industry
Faculty:

Section: 2     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 30     Actual: 5