Monday, March 28, 2016
Many people are talking about how law schools are in crisis. But few are talking about how to plan proactively in reaction to the crisis. Michael Horn and I attempt to set out a way forward for law schools in our new whitepaper, Disrupting Law School: How disruptive technologies will revolutionize the legal world. http://www.christenseninstitute.org/publications/disrupting-law-school/
As we explain in the paper, there are a number of forces impacting law schools now, including disruption in the marketplace and changes in licensing models for legal services. Technological changes are behind many of these forces.
Among other trends set out in the paper, we believe it is only a matter of time before scalable online competition enters the legal education space. This new competition will pose a threat to traditional place-based law schools. The paper sets out some concrete steps law schools can take to best position themselves for the future.
I would love to hear your take on the market forces impacting the provision of legal services and law schools. Leave your comments below.