NYLS “Certificate of Mastery in Law Practice Technology”

New York Law School is launching a certificate program for mastery of law practice technology (free registration required). Among the topics that students can study in the program include:

“• Creation of a complex Web site or blog;

• Electronic discovery/evidence analysis;

• Case-mapping software creation;

• Use of audio, video and graphics tools in electronic courtroom presentation;

• Document assembly software creation;

• Cross-firm online deal room systems creation;

• Software creation for electronic licensing, corporate governance and practice management;

• Online dispute resolution;

• Bringing governmental institutions online”

This seems like a pretty good idea. A lot of practitioner time is being spent on non-substantive technology issues, and it will help to have law schools provide richer training on these topics. Kudos to NYLS for spotting the opportunity.