At Bond University, we want to design a new type of legal qualification.
It is difficult to imagine the future of legal practice in the next 20 years. The profession is facing significant change in the face of blockchain, artificial intelligence, robots and automated vehicles… to name a few of the technologies already affecting society.
In the same way, we need to be thinking differently about legal education. How will we educate the lawyers of the future? What sort of work will lawyers do in 20 years’ time? Will society even need lawyers?
Technology is already transforming the way law is practised… but it is not making lawyers obsolete. There are critical thinking, creative thinking and interpersonal skills that only human lawyers can exercise.
However we can see change afoot, and recognise that there is a host of other skills that will be called upon to solve legal problems into the future. At Bond, we see a need for a new type of legal expert. One that doesn’t provide legal advice, but instead facilitates the design and delivery of technology-enhanced legal services and legal solutions.
We want to create a new generation of law school graduates, equipped with creative and technical skills as well as legal skills.
To make this vision a reality, we need your help.