Lawyering in a digital age: a practice report on the design of a virtual law clinic at Cumbria

Thanaraj, Ann and Sales, Michael (2015) Lawyering in a digital age: a practice report on the design of a virtual law clinic at Cumbria. International Journal of Clinical Legal Education, 22 (3). pp. 334-361.

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This practice paper offers a modest proposition that could make law graduates more capable of serving their clients in a modernised and efficient manner. We propose that in addition to law clinics and other forms of experiential activities, law schools could add a new type of clinical component to their curriculum that teaches students to use technology to assist in the delivery of legal services. Digital lawyering skills will help law students learn core competencies needed in an increasingly technological profession, and it may help close the gap between offering access to justice by making legal services available online in the most accessible and convenient way possible and in equipping law graduates with a modernised and digital legal education.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: International Journal of Clinical Legal Education
Publisher: Northumbria Journals
ISSN: 1467-1069
Departments: Institute of Business, Industry and Leadership > Law
Additional Information: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2016 18:30
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2024 14:30


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