Published on July 22, 2014 | by LawNews
Hofstra Law Named Top 10 School for Teaching the Technology of Practice
In an American Bar Association article discussing legal technology, Hofstra Law was named a top 10 law school for teaching the technology of practice. The article highlights the Law, Logic & Technology Research Laboratory (LLT Lab), led by Professor Vern R. Walker, as one of the ways Hofstra Law offers significant focus on this emerging area.
For the article, the ABA’s eLawerying Task Force surveyed academic deans at 203 ABA-accredited law schools to determine the extent to which legal technology and related subjects are the focus of courses and other activities. The authors then combined the survey results with their personal knowledge to produce a list of law schools leading the field.
Here is an excerpt from the article highlighting Hofstra Law:
Hofstra University’s Maurice A. Deane School of Law has a Law, Logic & Technology Research Laboratory led by Vern Walker. The Lab has a research program that has resulted in work products and related tools that make legal decision-making more accurate and more efficient. These products and tools can include searchable case files documenting the reasoning in decided cases, including the evidence assessment of the fact finder; descriptions/models of reasoning patterns that have been successful or unsuccessful in past cases, which could enable parties in future cases to develop strategies for evidence production or to determine reasonable settlements; critiques of reasoning patterns, and arguments for or against certain types of inferences in the face of uncertainties in the evidence; and software tailored to assist fact finders and attorneys in organizing and assessing the evidence in particular cases, and to assist in coordinating teams of attorneys working on a single case.