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Welcome to TRU Faculty of Law’s course, Lawyering in the 21st Century. I am attempting to choreograph a course that is not exactly like anything that has been done in a Canadian law school before, although it is inspired by some innovative courses created by others – for example, Mitch Kowalski’s Law 2025. One distinctive aspect of this course is that I am encouraging students to think hard about the connection between the challenges that the established business model for law firms is facing and the access to justice crisis. How can it be that there are too many lawyers and not enough lawyers, both at once? Another unique design feature (at least, I think it is) is that the class is set up as a fictional law firm, in which all the students are partners. L21C is something we will create together.

We had some fantastic projects come out of the 2015 cohort:

Some of the media coverage so far:

Reinventing the legal wheel, Canadian Lawyer.

Costly, frustrating court delays tackled with law students’ app, CBC

Law app could revolutionize court scheduling, Inside TRU