Presented at the CALICon 2019 (Computer Assisted Legal Instruction Conference) on June 6, 2019 at 3:00 pm at the University of South Carolina School of Law in Columbia, SC. This session is similar to one presented earlier in 2019 at SEAALL, however this version included live polling questions with more audience interaction as well as a slight rearrangement of existing and addition of new slides.


Technological developments are disrupting the practice of law” is a common refrain, but the last few years has seen some particularly complex pieces of technology become the hot new thing in legal tech. This session will look at blockchain, quantum computing, artificial intelligence, and ‘Deep Fakes’ as examples of how instructors can stay abreast of technological developments and inform themselves about their impacts in the legal profession. Then we will look at how to translate the complexities and jargon of these examples into lessons for for-credit courses, one-off informational sessions, or meetings with stakeholders.

Learning outcomes:

  • Participants will be able to discuss and practice methods for staying up to date and informed about legal technology.
  • Participants will be able to identify the elements to include and the steps to be taken to translate complex technologies into easy to understand lessons. A handout summarizing key takeaways will be provided by the presenters.

Streaming Media

decoder-4.pdf (19593 kB)
CALICon2019 Handout

CALI_1.tiff (713 kB)
Photo of Presenters