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Introduction to Innovation and Technology in Legal Services

University of Law via FutureLearn


From AI voice assistants to self-driving cars, technological innovation is changing the way society operates. This revolution is not leaving the legal profession untouched, with tech transforming the way lawyers can deliver their services.

On this course, you’ll discover the tools and ideas that are driving these big changes.

You’ll study the principles of innovation and how tech disruption is affecting legal services, analysing AI and automation – what they mean and how they are changing the way lawyers do their jobs.

Understanding these topics is crucial for aspiring 21st-century lawyers.

This course is primarily aimed at undergraduates and A-Level students who are interested in or are already studying law or law with programs.

It would also appeal to lawyers who want a basic introduction to the technological changes occurring in the industry.

Tech companies who are looking to expand into the legal sector and require an understanding of the basics of legal innovation and technology would also benefit.

The course does not assume prior knowledge of any of the learning outcomes.


  • An Introduction to Legal Tech and Innovation
    • Welcome to the Course
    • The Legal Profession, Past and Present
    • Society and Technology
  • Legal Innovation
    • What is Innovation
    • Innovation in Law
    • Legal Innovation Case Study
  • Legal Tech
    • Legal Tech - Welcome to week 3
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Blockchain
    • Would you trust a robot lawyer?

Taught by

Patrick Grant


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