…t fully understand and within a legal framework that doesn’t always offer clear or helpful answers. Building the capacity of law students to better understand the challenges of today’s society will enable them to provide a more effective service to clients operating in the new economy in the future. In this way, a “Creative Thinking”/”Disruptive Innovation” course not only helps them understand technology and the importance of software code, but, more importantly, provides them with the resources and capacities that can assist them in becoming the much-needed legal professional in the decentralized world.
Ironically, Legal Tech presents tremendous opportunities for law students. All too often, legal professionals bring their traditional legal “tool kit” to solve the contemporary problems of the new world. This approach might have worked well when innovation cycles were longer, but in a world where innovations occur with remarkable speed, the traditional tool kit is oftentimes out of touch with the radically different needs of a decentralized world.
The result? At best, legal services are rendered irrelevant. Junior professionals and support staff seem likely to be among the first victims of Legal Tech. Legal Tech could perform most of their work in the near future.