Neota equips Flinders University for new legal tech course to train lawyers of the future

Neota Logic, creator of the world’s leading platform to capture and automate expertise, has collaborated with Flinders University to launch a new course that will teach law students how to leverage technology in the delivery of legal services in the not-for-profit sector.

The course will commence Semester 1 as an option for Bachelor of Laws & Legal Practice students.

During the course, students will learn how to create legal applications, which are digital tools that use rules, calculations and other methods to replicate the thinking and actions of lawyers.

Over the course of the semester, student teams will work alongside leading not-for-profit organisations to develop legal applications designed specifically to improve the delivery of legal information and services.

Tania Leiman, Dean of Law, College of Business, Government and Law at Flinders University, says the university aims to equip students to be tech literate leaders in the legal industry.

“At Flinders, we aim to combine our strong social justice ethos with a mindset that can thrive in our changing world,”

“Using technology to increase the availability of legal information and the capacity to scale provision of legal services has potential to increase access to justice for the many people for whom legal advice is currently out of reach.”

“We are excited to be able to work with our students on real problems for real clients, and develop solutions using Neota’s platform.”

The Flinders University course is based on a programme originally created at Georgetown University in the United States. The programme has now spread to law schools in North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.

At the end of semester, student teams will come together to showcase their finished applications before a panel of judges as they compete for the prize of best legal application. After the course is completed, the not-for-profit organisations will have the opportunity to deploy their applications.

Kenji Yamada, Head of Education and Community Programs at Neota Logic, says law schools are realising the necessity to prepare law students for the future of the legal profession.

“We are excited to work with Flinders University to help provide law students with new and valuable skills to thrive in their legal careers,”

“At the same time, it’s meaningful to know that through learning these skills students will be able to create live and functioning legal applications, helping to promote greater access to justice.”

About Neota Logic

The company’s award-winning automation platform provides low-code tools for professionals to rapidly build, or have built for them, digital solutions to extend the reach of legal expertise, improve client satisfaction and create new business opportunities. Neota is the only provider that integrates reasoning, workflow and documentation, into a seamless offering and has a strong global presence with offices in New York, London and Melbourne.

About Flinders University

Flinders University is a globally focused, locally engaged institution with a reputation for excellence in teaching, learning and research.

A highly research active university, Flinders is finding solutions to the world’s challenges and contributing to social, cultural, and economic growth. 90 per cent of our research has been ranked at or above world class by Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA).

Our research achievements are underpinned by a robust network of partnerships with organisations and industries and are an important part of Flinders’ exceptional student experience.

As we enter an era of disruptive change and remarkable technological innovation, Flinders offers world-class education in a stimulating, friendly environment, supporting graduate success and innovatively bridging the gap between learning and earning. Our innovation and entrepreneurship offerings are driving enterprising solutions for the future and making a difference by changing lives and, ultimately, the world.

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