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Legal Technology

Legal Technology at Penn State Law

Penn State Law is at the forefront of the legal-tech movement, with an innovative lab that teaches law students how technology is changing legal practice and advanced audiovisual telecommunications tools to allow for distance learning.

Legal-Tech Virtual Lab

Drawing on Penn State’s extensive strengths in cyber, information sciences, and technological advancement, Penn State Law’s Legal-Tech Virtual Lab trains law students in groundbreaking technologies being implemented in today’s legal practice, while exploring the legal questions surrounding emerging technologies in society.

Working with leading legal-tech companies, law firms, and other corporate partners, the lab offers Penn  State Law students hands-on experience in emerging legal technology, such as  AI-powered legal research and contract drafting tools. It also helps students assess and develop their basic technology skills and learn to use client management systems and eDiscovery tools. The lab prepares our law students to lead by providing them with practical experience that sets them apart in the eyes of employers and enhances their ability to thrive in a rapidly changing practice environment.

To date, we have partnered with LegalSifter, Procertas, BlueStar, and Microsoft.

Cutting-Edge Distance Learning Technology

Every classroom, interview room, and nearly every meeting space in Penn State Law’s Lewis Katz Building is equipped with modern, high-definition distance learning technology, allowing Penn State Law students to access a world of information and connections from University Park. This technology offers law students opportunities to:

  • work anywhere in the world and take Penn State Law classes virtually through the Externships Everywhere Program;
  • host major national conferences with virtual participation options;
  • interact with guest speakers from around the world;
  • interview remotely with employers;
  • reference lecture recordings to review what happened in each class; and