The Georgia State University College of Law Legal Analytics & Innovation Initiative is expanding how you can complete its Legal Innovation and Innovation Certificate. Previously, the LAII certificate focused primarily on legal analytics, requiring courses like Legal Analytics I and the Legal Analytics lab, where students learned to extract meaning from large sets of legal information and legal data. The new tech and innovation path will provide a broader legal technology focus. Courses like Intro to Legal Technology & Innovation and Legal Technology Competencies and Operations will teach students how to evaluate and select legal tech and the basic software skills needed by any modern, tech-forward legal professional.
LAII is particularly excited about a new Legal Process Engineering class, which will act as the capstone course for the tech & innovation path. The course will focus on the development of innovative technologies and processes to help legal organizations better serve their clients, create competitive advantage, and reduce overhead in legal operations. Students will be exposed to legal project management and process improvement concepts to help students develop problem-solving, product evaluation, and technology implementation skills. Class participants will explore opportunities in intelligent automation, research & development in emerging technology, integrating technology into legal services, and technology projects which support digital strategies for law firms, courts, and legal clients. The course was designed in collaboration with an Am Law 100 firm.