We really enjoyed recording our recent Digital Edge podcast- Teaching the Technology of Law Practice to Law Students.
Our guest was Darin Fox, an associate dean at the University of Oklahoma College of Law. He oversees the law library, information technology, and the school’s law practice technology training program, called the Digital Initiative Project. Not only is the University of Oklahoma College of Law my alma mater, but the Digital Initiative Project is a great concept for the training of future lawyers. Every incoming law student gets an iPad, with accompanying training and legal-specific software apps. They offer many tech training classes and have a certificate they offer to graduates as well. But listen to the podcast and you can learn of all of the interesting concepts OU is using for lawyer training. (And let me add, as we approach the fall football season, BOOMER SOONER!)
Three University of Oklahoma College of Law faculty members attended this year's ABA TECHSHOW, participating in TECHSHOW's academic track. Planning is underway for the next ABA TECHSHOW now and there will be an academic track for law school faculty again next year. So if you haven't yet gotten it on your calendar, now is the time. ABA TECHSHOW 2018 will be held March 7-10, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. Whether you are a law school faculty member or a practicing lawyer, there's no better place to learn about the latest advances in law office technology, get advanced training on the tools you use and meet some really great people than TECHSHOW.
And, yes, unless you are a recent law school graduate, things are changing in law school instruction just like they are in all aspects of our profession.