Emory Law was honored to receive an A+ rating from PreLaw Magazine for Best Schools for Legal Technology in its Winter 2021 issue.

This year, PreLaw Magazine recognized 35 law schools across the country that demonstrated a commitment to legal technology and innovation in its curriculum and extracurricular programming. The top schools for legal technology were rated based on their offerings related to technology. Factors included a law school’s concentration in the area of technology, clinics, externships, journals, student groups, and breadth of focus.

“Change is coming fast in legal technology,” the article reads, “and these schools are preparing students for what lies ahead, which has been accelerated because of COVID.”

Innovative Law School Programs From Around The Nation

TI:GER is proud to be a part of the law school’s commitment to preparing law students for the future of the profession through innovative programming and hands-on opportunities.

Some of the other innovative programs featured in the article include Suffolk University’s Legal Innovation and Technology (LIT) Institute and Santa Clara University School of Law Entrepreneur’s Law Clinic.

Stanford University Law School’s Legal Design Lab was also highlighted with a special mention of a Legal Help FAQs website that was launched earlier this year offering renter’s rights and protection information for all 50 states.

The Purpose Of Technology and Innovation

While all of the programs and law schools recognized in the article demonstrate an exciting shift in the law school paradigm, they do not exist in a vacuum. These law schools are proving that students can have an immediate, positive impact in their communities through the employment of technology and innovation. In addition, law schools that have integrated technology into their curriculum are preparing students for a modern legal market – making them more marketable to law firms, businesses, and other employers.

Perhaps more pointedly, the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the adoption of new technologies as law firms were forced to adapt. Law students that are already thinking about legal tech and innovation will enter the post-COVID job market ready to tackle new and exciting challenges. For example, Exigent, a legal tech firm, published the following message on its website:

“More so than ever before, we argue that the post-COVID legal sector will be dominated by technology. As the pandemic unfolds, adopting these legal technology trends will be the factor that determines whether a legal organization thrives, survives, or dies.”

As evidenced by the amazing work that law students are performing at Emory Law and at other institutions, legal tech is also helping law students and lawyers deliver legal services more effectively and more efficiently to a broader range of would-be legal consumers. By leveraging technology and process, law students are closing the Access to Justice gap, helping those traditionally priced out of legal services receive the help they need.

Are you interested in learning more about Emory Law and the TI:GER program? Visit our program page for more information about how Emory Law students are preparing for the future of law.