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A Critical Embracing of the Digital Lawyer

Educating the Digital Lawyer, Oliver Goodenough and Marc Lauritsen, eds., LexisNexis, 2012

Northeastern University School of Law Research Paper No. 120-2012

14 Pages Posted: 11 Dec 2012  

Michael G. Bennett

Northeastern University - School of Law

Date Written: December 11, 2012

Abstract

This essay is a contribution to the Educating the Digital Lawyer book project and addresses methods by which the legal academy might critically embrace the digitalization of legal practice, and a necessarily concurrent set of modifications to standard forms of legal education. The analytical approach of the essay is derived from Science and Technology Studies (STS), and particularly emphasizes the way that interdisciplinary domain draws attention to the porousness of the borders between technoscientific domains and social domains — including that of law — and the various ways in which technical artifacts (i.e., communication and information technologies), in addition to their most ostensible functional qualities, also exhibit regulatory effects; that is, the various ways that technologies function quasi-legislatively.

Suggested Citation

Bennett, Michael G., A Critical Embracing of the Digital Lawyer (December 11, 2012). Educating the Digital Lawyer, Oliver Goodenough and Marc Lauritsen, eds., LexisNexis, 2012; Northeastern University School of Law Research Paper No. 120-2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2188079

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