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USC Gould School of Law

Business of Law: Future of Legal Service Delivery     LAW-555

This course offers students the opportunity to explore the business of law, legal service delivery as it has traditionally been undertaken with its strengths and weaknesses, and how it is undergoing seismic change and will continue to transform during this remarkable time. The course will explore the primary drivers change throughout the business of law ecosystem. 

Its modular design provides the opportunity to understand and connect directly with all aspects of the legal industry, including law firm structure and function and the client purchaser needs, service expectations and legal operations platform. In addition, the transformation of legal service delivery and the influencers that will shape the future that lies ahead, digitalization, and business strategic planning, will be studied. Each module explores the essential pillars of the business of law from both the client and the practitioner perspectives. 

The course is designed in a hybrid form with remote learning in part, by intention, with the expectation that the future of law will be just that. Each segment will include a short video by a market shaper and influencer, some led discussion on topic by the professor and discussion topics designed to have the student offer perspective and ideas and engage in concert with others in the course. The business of law necessitates a  touchpoint with the client experience, and this course similarity seeks to connect with the student experience in the academic process. 

 

Units 2
Grading Options Numeric
Exam Type Paper
Writing Requirement No
Skills/Experiential Requirement No

Grading Options: vary with the professor

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