It’s no secret that studying law can be very stressful. The pressure to get the “right” grades, the competition for jobs in the legal profession and the nature of law itself can all impact on students’ experience of Law school.
Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and automation are knocking at the door, and it’s time for the legal sector to respond. Below Francine Ryan, Lecturer in Law and member of the Open Justice team at The Open University Law School, discusses the future of legal work as part of our Legal Ladder features.
Mooting is commonly offered as a part of the Law School experience. It involves debating a point of law, often in a courtroom setting, using a fictional scenario. Emma Jones, Lecturer in Law and member of the Open Justice team at The Open University Law School, offers expert insight for Lawyer Monthly.
Blockchains have been promoted as a means of conducting peer-to-peer, decentralised networking in a variety of sectors in order to do away with the problem of the ‘middleman’, and help build the economic layer the World Wide Web never truly had.