The University of Olso has joined the ranks of higher educational institutions offering a course with the focus on LegalTech.
The course, titled Legal Technology: Artificial Intelligence and Law, offers students at Master’s and Bachelor’s levels a brief theoretical background in legal AI, study of the current applications of LegalTech in Norway and globally, exploration of its future developments, and insights by today’s LegalTech leaders. One of the expected learning outcomes of the course is the “understand[ing of] how the idea and practice of law is being transformed by new technologies, especially through machine learning, blockchain and digital platforms.” The course is in English and open to local and international students.
During a recent seminar a number of LegalTech solutions, such as Lexolve by Lawbotics and PrivacyPolicyCheck.Ai by Synch, were showcased, and the students could ask these companies questions first-hand. The course also aims to provide the students with some hands-on programming experience by conducting a few coding workshops in Python later this spring.
Thus, the University of Oslo continues the growing trend of embedding the LegalTech theory and practice into legal studies. Other examples include the Swansea University School of Law which started the LLM in LegalTech, and IE Law School’s Master in Legal Tech program.