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Center for Technology and Innovation in Practice

The OU Law Center for Technology and Innovation in Practice engages with academics, policymakers and industry experts to research and implement the use of technology in legal education and law practice.  The OU Law Center for Technology & Innovation in Practice exists to prepare law students for practice through technology training and innovative thinking.

About the Center

The new center encompasses the existing elements of the college’s Digital Initiative, which is built around three core elements: (1) the common platform of the iPad, given to students at no cost; (2) a digital training curriculum that educates OU Law students to use technology for productivity in law school and in practice; and (3) the Inasmuch Foundation Collaborative Learning Center, a state-of-the-art space dedicated to connecting students to one another, and to the people and societies they will serve.

The OU Law Center for Technology and Innovation in Practice also will include technology certifications and opportunities to explore new law practice technology.  Students can earn certifications through the Legal Technology Core Competencies Certification Coalition (LTC4), a nonprofit that has established legal technology core competencies and certification that all law firms can use to measure ongoing efficiency improvements. In addition to training students on the use of current technologies, the center will investigate new and emerging technologies for use in the law school curriculum as well as in law practice. The center is exploring virtual, augmented and mixed reality use scenarios in law practice, as well as implementing artificial intelligence tools in legal research and document drafting.  Future offerings through the center may include an incubation program, which could provide recent OU Law graduates with the foundational technologies, training, and tools that all start-up law firms need to succeed in today’s legal market.

Digital Initiative

Sound knowledge and skilled arguments aren’t always enough in today’s competitive legal landscape. Firms and organizations also want to hire tech-savvy lawyers who are comfortable with the tools needed to research, communicate, and present in the 21st century.

Our Digital Initiative is built around three core elements: the common platform of the iPad, given to our students at no cost; a digital training curriculum that pushes our students to use technology for productivity and practice; and the Inasmuch Foundation Collaborative Learning Center, a space dedicated to connecting students to one another and to the people and societies they will serve.

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Emerging Technology

The OU Law Center for Technology and Innovation in Practice is dedicated to building relationships with law firms and law practice technology vendors and exploring ways that emerging technologies, such as virtual reality, augmented reality, and artificial intelligence can enhance the practice of law. The center will also look towards building a law firm incubator, providing the resources, knowledge, and support for legal entrepreneurs just starting out in law practice.

 

Inasmuch Foundation Collaborative Learning Center

The $1.5 million Inasmuch Foundation Collaborative Learning Center (CLC), housed in the Donald E. Pray Law Library, features two virtual reality stations; four multimedia study rooms; a flipped seminar classroom; a fully-equipped computer lab with dual-monitor stations; moveable whiteboard desks and stands; Brody WorkLounges; a “genius station” for research support; a cafĂ©; and cooperative learning spaces for student collaboration.

Updated 12/05/2017 by OU Law: lawcommunications@ou.edu

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