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This list relates to the academic year Academic Year 2015/16 which ended on 17/06/2016
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  1. 1. Innovation, Professions and legal services: an introduction 3 items
    1. IT doesn’t matter - Nicholas Carr

      Webpage Recommended

  2. 2. What are lawyers for? 6 items
    1. MARKETING MYOPIA. - Levitt, Theodore 1960

      Article Recommended

    2. R. Moorhead, Lawyers and Professionalism, draft, 2013 (available on Moodle).

       

    3. You will be also allocated one of the following: 4 items
      1. ‘Good' and 'bad’ lawyers? Struggling in the shadow of the new law - Bren Neale, Carol Smart 10/1997

        Article Recommended

  3. 3. Regulatory Change: the Origins and Implications of the Legal Services Act 2007 3 items
    1. [Clementi report excerpts – available online]

    2. The Legal Services Board Regulatory Objectives: The Legal Service Act 2007 (London: 15th July 2010) available at: http://www.legalservicesboard.org.uk/news_publications/publications/pdf/regulatory_objectives.pdf

    3. Professionalism under the Legal Services Act 2007 - Andrew Boon 11/2010

      Article Recommended Also available in working paper form: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=271829

  4. 4. How are legal service regulated: the role of ‘monopolies’ 6 items
    1. Moorhead, 'Note on reserved legal services', draft, 2013 (available on Moodle)

    2. IFF Research (2011) Research Report: Understanding the consumer experience of will-writing services, London: Legal Services Board Available at: http://www.legalservicesboard.org.uk/what_we_do/Research/Publications/pdf/lsb_will_writing_report_final.pdf

    3. Legal Services Board, Enhancing consumer protection, reducing  regulatory restrictions: will-writing, probate and estate  administration activities Cover paper and consultation document, 2012, London: LSB. Available at: http://www.legalservicesboard.org.uk/what_we_do/consultations/open/pdf/will_writing_consultation_document_27_sep_12.pdf

  5. 5. An innovation dilemma: are lawyers better than non-lawyers? 4 items
    [readings to be considered. Could focus on the use of paralegals as a case study looking at legal aid literature in particular]
    1. Moorhead on Quality (2013, draft chapter)

    2. Contesting Professionalism: Legal Aid and Nonlawyers in England and Wales - Richard Moorhead, Alan Paterson and Avrom Sherr 2003

      Article Recommended

    3. Lawyer Specialization-Managing the Professional Paradox - RICHARD MOORHEAD 15/03/2010

      Article Recommended

    4.  LSCP/LSB report on quality?

  6. 6. Dominance beyond monopoly: the growth and significance of big firms 3 items
  7. 7. Economic perspectives on lawyer behavior 10 items
    This seminar will look at how economic incentives can impact on lawyer behavior. What are the pros and cons of fixed fees vs hourly fees vs contingency fees vs retainer arrangements?
    1. Either:

    2. Or:

    3. Seeing green: Mere exposure to money triggers a business decision frame and unethical outcomes - Maryam Kouchaki, Kristin Smith-Crowe, Arthur P. Brief, Carlos Sousa 2013-5

      Article Recommended

    4. Killing Time: A Limited Defence of Time-Cost Billing - Duncan Webb 01/06/2010

      Article Recommended

  8. 8. Is Innovation Inevitable? What might it look like? 6 items
    In this seminar we will explore some of the claims that the decline of big law is inevitable and the Richard Susskind, Tomorrows’ Lawyers, Chapters 6-8:
    1. Tomorrow's lawyers: an introduction to your future - Susskind, Richard E. 2013

      Book Recommended Chapters 6-8

    2. The Death of Big Law - Larry E. Ribstein 2010

      Article Recommended

    3. Law's Information Revolution - Larry E. Ribstein, Bruce H. Kobayashi 2011

      Article Recommended

    4. Growth is dead: now what? : law firms on the brink - MacEwen, Bruce, Kalis, Peter J. 2013

      Book Recommended

  9. 9. Alternative Business Structures 4 items
    Theoretical work on ABSs: pros and cons. Encourage students to identify and evaluate current ABS models against this framework
  10. 10. A public interest dilemma about innovation: are lawyers more ethical? 6 items
    One assumption behind criticisms of ABSs is that lawyers are more ethical than non-lawyers. In this seminar we will look at arguments that lawyer’s ethicality may not be of the standards claimed but also at the influence of ‘business-focus’ on ethicality of in-house lawyers.
    1. On the Wire - Professor Richard Moorhead 2012

      Article Recommended

  11. 11. Disaggregation and redesign of firms 7 items
    A look at outsourcing, process redesign. Models, pros and cons.
  12. 12. Innovation and access to Justice 8 items
  13. 13. Web/Free Delivery 8 items
    Can web-based and commoditised delivery unlock latent legal demand and improve access to justice?
    1. Next Generation Users: The Internet in Britain - William H. Dutton, Grant Blank 2011

      Article Recommended

  14. 14. Unbundling 9 items
    We move beyond disaggregation and web-based design to look more closely at unbundling. Research in this area has tended to concentrate on legal aid work. This seminar looks at the ideas and evidence around whether unbundling ‘works’; what that might mean, and what problems need to be overcome.
    1. The Limits of Unbundled Legal Assistance: A Randomized Study in a Massachusetts District Court and Prospects for the Future - D. James Greiner, Cassandra Wolos Pattanayak, Jonathan Philip Hennessy 2012

      Article Recommended

    2. One of the following:

    3. 4. Self Help - How Far Can It Go? - Bonnie R. Hough 2013

      Document Recommended

  15. 15. Crowd Sourcing 3 items
    A look at the potentiality of crowd-sourced legal material and mechanisms of support/advice
    1. The wealth of networks: how social production transforms markets and freedom - Benkler, Yochai c2006

      Book Recommended

    2. [this also appears to be available on author's own website at: http://www.benkler.org/Benkler_Wealth_Of_Networks.pdf.] Read, in particular, the conclusions.

  16. 16. E-Discovery 4 items
    As the most developed example of automation/IT sophistication. Introduce the basic concepts and take a close look at the academic/evaluative literature
    1. 3 Thoughts on E-Discovery in 2015 and Beyond - Michael J. Bommarito II, Daniel Martin Katz 2013

      Webpage Recommended

  17. 17. Courts and technology 10 items
    1. Online dispute resolution: theory and practice : a treatise on technology and dispute resolution - Abdel Wahab, Mohamed S., Katsh, M. Ethan, Rainey, Daniel c2012

      Book Recommended

    2. E-Mediation - Noam Ebner

      Chapter  Also available online at: http://papers.ssrn.com/abstract=2161451

    3. From e-Bay to Eternity: Advances in Online Dispute Resolution - Susan Summer Raines, Melissa Conley Tyler 2006

      Article Recommended

  18. 18. Big Data 9 items
    1. What Data Can’t Do - Brooks David 18/02/2013

      Webpage Recommended

    2. The data deluge 25/02/2010

      Webpage Recommended

    3. Why Software Is Eating The World - Andreessen, Marc Aug 20, 2011

      Article Recommended

    4. What Is I.B.M.’s Watson? - Clive Thompson 14/06/2010

      Webpage Recommended

    5. The AI Revolution Is On - Steven Levy 27/12/2010

      Webpage Recommended

  19. 19. Legal Prediction and AI 15 items
    1. We Robot: Do Robots Dream of Electric Laws? An Experiment in Law as Algorithm - Lisa Shay, Woodrow Hartzog, John Nelson, Gregory Conti 30/04/2013

      Webpage Recommended

    2. What Computer Models Can—and Can't—Do - Ryan McConnell, Diane Ralston, Charlotte Simon 01/01/2013

      Webpage Recommended

    3. Big Data Meets Big Law - Tam Harbart 27/12/2012

      Webpage Recommended (Note: Access is Free, but you must get a Login)

    4. AI gets involved with the law - Hal Hodson 17/05/2013

      Article Recommended

    5. Netflix Challenge for SCOTUS Prediction? - Daniel Martin Katz 13/01/2010

      Webpage Recommended

  20. 20. Innovation and Ethics 6 items
    1. Smart Technology and the Moral Life - Clifton F. Guthrie 07/2013

      Article Recommended

    2. Are we free to code the law? - Marc Lauritsen 01/08/2013

      Article Recommended

    3. (h/t/ legalinformatics blog) is interesting on how US governmental and professional efforts to 'suppress' online provision of legal services. He explores, "ways software-based legal-assistance systems can be understood for purposes of public policy and constitutional analysis. The focus is on circumstances in the U.S., but many other countries face the same issues. [...]" Video version

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