Sunday, September 16, 2018

New York Law School launches "Business of Law Institute" to teach tech and business skills

According to the NYLS website, the "Business of Law Institute" is launching this fall with the goal of preparing "law students and lawyers to meet evolving needs of 21st-century businesses, law firms, and government agencies."

The Institute’s offerings will include courses, hands-on training opportunities, and extracurricular learning labs related to risk and compliance, privacy, cybersecurity, blockchain, artificial intelligence, e-discovery, and similar fields. More specific goals include:

  • Develop, in consultation with industry experts, a series of curricular and extracurricular experiential course offerings to train NYLS students to be effective practitioners in the business of law.
  • Build a pipeline of jobs for students who are interested in the intersection of law and technology, especially in the corporate legal counsel space.
  • Provide Evening Division students with specialized training as part of their J.D. studies to expand their skill sets and provide a launching pad from their current full-time positions in related fields.
  • Bring the entire NYLS community together to harness the technologies most relevant to preparing students for the modern profession.

The Institute will also be offering so-called "master classes" this fall in a cyber security response plans and Artificial Intelligence, Smart Contracts and Block Chain. You can check out more information including schedule of classes and events at the Institute's website here.

Also, check out Dean Michael Hunter Schwartz's (McGeorge) post about the NYLS "Business of Law Institute" here at his "What the Best Law Schools Do" blog.


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