Helping Law Students Become Tech-Ready for Practice
We will explore the core categories of technology that recent graduates and working law students are expected to be familiar with, how cultivating the right attitude towards tech can support law students’ professional growth over time, the common pitfalls law students run into at their jobs when it comes to tech, and some tips for incorporating real-practice technologies into law school curriculum (like e-discovery, document management, and so on).
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Joe’s research and teaching focuses on legal writing, persuasion science, and technology and innovation. Joe is currently developing a pilot project in partnership with leading legal tech and innovation experts across the globe. The project aims to train law students and lawyers how to leverage cutting-edge technology and innovation in their practice. Joe also co-founded the legal education company Write.law, which provides training for lawyers at dozens of law firms, federal agencies, courts, and other organizations.
Joe graduated first in his class at the University of Michigan Law School. He went on to clerk for the U.S. District Courts and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Before joining the faculty at UNLV, Joe practiced at the international firms of Wilson Sonsini, Sidley Austin, and King & Spalding. He also taught at Loyola University Law School Chicago and the John Marshal Law School.
Joe frequently consults for law firms, courts, agencies, nonprofits, corporations, and other organizations on legal writing and technology. He holds positions in each of the legal writing organizations, including the Legal Writing Institute, the Association of Legal Writing Directors, and the Legal Writing Section of A.A.L.S. His work has been featured in publications like the Kentucky Law Journal, the New Mexico Law Review, the University of Virginia Environmental Law Journal, and others.