Suffolk Legal Technology & Innovation Fact Sheet

This page highlights some key developments at Suffolk University Law School in the area of legal technology and innovation.  They include:

The Institute on Law Practice Technology and Innovation

The Legal Technology and Innovation Concentration
In October 2013, Suffolk University Law School’s faculty unanimously approved a new Legal Technology and Innovation concentration, creating one of the first formal programs in the country to equip JD students with the skills and knowledge they need to compete more effectively in a rapidly evolving legal marketplace.  Key features include:

The Suffolk Accelerator-to-Practice Program
In late 2013, Suffolk’s faculty approved an Accelerator-to-Practice Program, a three-year course of study that will include an embedded fee-generating law practice in the law school that will teach students firsthand how to leverage new competencies to deliver legal services to the public efficiently, effectively and profitably.  The Accelerator Program will integrate traditional clinical education with new insights about the delivery of legal and law-related services.

The Suffolk-Flaherty Legal Technology Audit
Casey Flaherty, a corporate counsel at Kia Motors, pioneered an innovative legal technology audit to test the efficiency of his outside counsel and has asked Suffolk Law to enhance and automate the audit so that it can be used by law schools and the legal marketplace.  (The audit’s website is here.)

Experimentation with Technology

Programs for the Profession

Selected Press and Related Writings

Acknowledgements and Recognition
In 2013, the ABA Law Practice Management Section’s E-Lawyering Task Force identified Suffolk as having one of the top 13 legal technology programs in the United States.

In 2014, an article in the ABA Law Practice Magazine listed Suffolk among the top 10 legal technology programs in the country.

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