Access to Justice Through Technology

SLN #: 32456
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 041
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Juetten

Course Description:
Access to Justice (A2J) has become somewhat of a buzz phrase in the legal community and, in some areas, the meaning is murky. Some see A2J as providing access to civil justice for those below the poverty level while others expand to include those of moderate means and to add in criminal matters.

This course takes a broad view of the access to justice gap with an emphasis on practical approaches and solutions in addition to the theoretical or philosophical. We will explore not only the access to all types of justice but also widen our discussion to include client education and preventative measures. In addition, throughout we will examine technology’s impact on this access to justice crisis, from both within and outside the legal industry.

The course is organized around some of the various groups and entities and the role that each play with respect to A2J. We will discuss the need for change within the legal industry particularly with respect to technology adoption, regulation, and law school education. The class ends with 10-minute presentations from each student on their paper or project topic.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Experiential Learning: No
Special Withdrawal Course: No
Limited Enrollment Number: 16
Final Exam Given: No
Paper Or In-Class Presentation: Yes
Attendance Policy: Per Statement Of Student Policies

* The law school has a policy that Is used To calculate credit hours. Please see the Statement of Student Policies.