The post is published as part of LEF’s Symposium on Legal Education’s Response to the Economic Realities Facing the Profession.
In this post, Professor Katz argues in favor of legal education reform designed to equip law students to practice law in an increasingly technology- and data-focused business environment. He contends that
[l]aw school needs to transition from its liberal arts predisposition to a polytechnic research and teaching operation (you know one with peer review and grant $$). From both a scholarship and training perspective, it is time to get serious about science, computation, data analytics and technology.
For more information, please see the complete post.
For more detail on Professor Katz’s ideas about legal educational reform, please see his presentation, The MIT School of Law.