The American Bar Association’s Student Lawyer magazine profiled a handful of schools that are law technology pioneers in its article "Law Schools 3.0." The article included a section on Suffolk Law’s Legal Technology and Innovation Concentration.
Suffolk Law was also highlighted in the ABA's Law Practice magazine, in “Teaching the Technology of Practice: The 10 Top Schools.” Suffolk Law was listed among the Top 10.
The Student Lawyer article quoted Suffolk Law Adjunct Professor Marc Lauritsen, who teaches Decision Making and Choice Management, which focuses on using technology to inform decision making, and Lawyering in an Age of Smart Machines, aimed at giving students a chance to write their own software. As an example of the type of work being done in the latter course, one Suffolk Law student, Vedika Mehera, designed an app that allows Massachusetts consumers to generate a formal complaint, called a 93A, regarding a defective product.
“I think students need to understand what can be done with software and how software works,” Lauritsen told Student Lawyer. “There is nothing better than hands-on experience.”
“Suffolk University Law School added a Legal Technology and Innovation Concentration in 2013,” the magazine reported. “Run out of the Institute on Law Practice Technology & Innovation, which opened the same year, the program offers courses like automated document assembly, expert systems, legal project management, process improvement, and virtual lawyering.”