Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

First Class Assignments for Spring 2018 Semester

Thomas Keefe and Joe Mitzenmacher

Title/s: Legal Technology

Office #: (Law 297-001) W 4:00-6:00



First Assignment for Law 297/ Legal Technology

Course Logistics:
Corboy Law Center Room: 1304

Wednesday, 4:00-5:50 pm
January 17th- February 28th


Thomas Keefe
Reference Librarian
Suite 320, Corboy Law Center

Joe Mitzenmacher
Reference and Electronic Services Librarian
Suite 322, Corboy Law Center

Course Overview:
Welcome! This one-credit course is intended to introduce students to the wide variety of office technologies that are available for use by lawyers and law firms. Guest speakers will include attorneys, technology trainers, and legal software vendors. This class will include a special focus on preparing students to take Casey Flaherty’s Legal Tech Assessment (http://www.techassessment.legal/) with an eye toward having students add that certification to their resumes. Students will be required to complete a final project for the class. One option is to attend the 2018 ABA Tech show held in Chicago over Spring Break and write up the student’s findings. Other options will be discussed during class.

Due to time and credit constraints, we do not plan to cover the following topics: marketing and social media, e-discovery, trial and courtroom technology, specific practice areas e.g. divorce/bankruptcy/litigation/estate planning (students may explore specific topics in connection with final projects).