Today's legal workplace demands technology-related skills that the
traditional law school curriculum does not cover. The original research
conducted for this white paper finds that these skills include
organizing complex distributed teams, exploiting data and information
on the Web, and "meta-lawyering" (establishing systems of practice).
The study also finds that traditional methods of training such as
apprenticeship have eroded in recent years and that law schools often
overlook skills education, leaving a large gap in training of all
skills and not just technology-related ones. The paper discusses how
thoughtful use of pedagogical technology can address these needs,
arguing for integrated and authentic learning experiences rather than
"teaching technology" in the abstract.