Digital Disruption of Legal Practice and Education

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Professor James examines the implications for law schools of what is arguably the biggest challenge presently confronting the legal profession: digital disruption. He explains the nature of digital disruption, focusing upon technological innovation in the areas of communication, data analysis and artificial intelligence; describes how digital disruption is transforming the delivery of legal services and access to legal expertise; and considers the extent to which digitial disruption is challenging the status – and potentially the existence – of legal professionals. He then considers the implications for legal education, and the changes that must occur to how law schools teach, what law schools teach, and who law schools teach. He concludes that law schools, like legal professionals, must radically transform themselves in order to weather the storm of digital disruption.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 7 Sept 2017
Event2017 Network for Australian Law Administrators Conference : Graduate Attributes and Digital Disruption - Bond University, Gold Coast, Australia
Duration: 7 Sept 20178 Sept 2017


Conference2017 Network for Australian Law Administrators Conference
Abbreviated titleNALA
CityGold Coast
Internet address


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