iPad Pilot Research Project
Northumbria Law School is beginning an exciting new pilot research project in September 2011 exploring and evaluating the use of iPads in professional legal education.
iPads are becoming increasingly widely used amongst legal practitioners. The pilot project, running on the Business Law and Practice module on the Legal Practice Course, involves assessing how the iPad works as a teaching and learning tool in professional legal education and how well adapted the iPad is for legal skills work, such as professional legal research and drafting.
The use of iPads in legal drafting is also part of a research project we are currently forming with Strathclyde University. This project involves an assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of the iPad in legal drafting and an understanding of the impact of mobile devices on collaborative drafting. The iPad is a superb eReader and is capable of being developed, as lawyers are beginning to realise, as a client centred device that enables fee earners to work effectively face to face with the client and at a distance. Northumbria's LPC students will be learning professional legal practice using the latest technology that lawyers in practice are already using.
Date posted: October 28, 2010