Electronic Lawyering and the Academy

18 Pages Posted: 6 Mar 2000


The author challenges the conventional perception: that training law students in technology can be delegated exclusively to some one other than the professor. Legal educators can no longer avoid responsibility for educating their graduates in a way which does not adequately prepare them for the existing and future demands of law practice.

This article does not address the initial form of Distance Learning--where one teacher conducts a class in two or more locations via televideo. Instead, the author provides advice on the advantages and disadvantages of three available modes for the "other" educational medium: (1) an e-mail extension of the classroom; (2) using the Internet to augment classroom resources; and/or (3) undertaking a fully electronic class--with no physical location for teacher or student, with all class materials and the examination(s) being conducted online.

JEL Classification: K00

Suggested Citation

Slomanson, William R., Electronic Lawyering and the Academy. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=209077 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.209077

William R. Slomanson (Contact Author)

Thomas Jefferson School of Law ( email )

701 B Street
Suite 110
San Diego, CA 92101
United States

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