Legal Delivery System in Transition: Changes, Challenges, New Models and Opportunities
J.D. Seminar 1215
| 1 credit hours
The legal market is undergoing a radical transformation. Several key factors driving change are: (1) financial convulsions following the 2008 economic crisis; (2) global change in legal regulation; (3) information technology; and (4) “unbundling” of legal services. New legal service delivery models are emerging in response.
This course will examine the reasons for and responses to change in the legal vertical market. Professor Mark Cohen, a Co-Founder and Managing Director of Clearspire, acknowledged widely as a highly innovative and disruptive law firm and legal service provider, is in the vanguard of that change. His first-hand knowledge of the marketplace, coupled with readings, class discussion, and individual reflection of students, is intended to identify opportunities open to those who understand the new landscape and who can reposition themselves to navigate its topography by drawing upon their skills and passions.
This class will meet for four days of intensive sessions on the following dates in the Spring 2016 semester: 4/2, 4/3, 4/9, and 4/10.
ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY AT ALL CLASS SESSIONS. All enrolled and waitlisted students must be in attendance at the start of the first class session in order to be eligible for a seat in the class and must attend each class session in its entirety.
If you are planning to take the MPRE in Spring 2016, the exam may conflict with this course because the MPRE will be offered on a Saturday in March or April. The date should be released by the National Conference of Bar Examiners in October and will be available at http://www.ncbex.org/about-ncbe-exams/mpre/test-dates-deadlines-and-fees/.
A student will be permitted to drop a course that meets for the first time after the add/drop period, without a transcript notation, if a student submits a written request to the Office of the Registrar prior to the start of the second class meeting. Withdrawals are permitted up until the last class for this specific course.
||Room / Days / From-To
(CRN #: 25828)
||Cohen, Mark A.