This web page will be used to supplement the Fall 2011 Justice and Technology Practicum taught by Professor Ronald W. Staudt. Course information, grading policies, attendance requirements and assignments will be posted here during the week of August 15. New material and changes to assignments will be posted here throughout the semester.
For the first class on August 23, here is the reading assignment:
Ronald W. Staudt, White Paper: Leveraging Law Students and Technology to Meet
the Legal Needs of Low-Income People, (2007). PDF link
For a more recent treatment of these and related issues in a paper advocating wide adoption in law schools of courses like this, read:
Ronald W. Staudt, Apps 4 Justice: Law Schools, Technology and Access to Justice (2011),
a chapter in“Educating the Digital Lawyer,” Oliver Goodenough and Marc Lauritsen, editors, Berkman Center at Harvard University, 2011. LINK
Here is the skill exercise for the first class:
Explore the Illinois Legal Aid Online web site. Locate the A2J Guided Interview that produces a petition to waive court fees in Cook County Circuit Court. As if you were a pro se litigant, complete the interview and print the forms needed to waive court fees in Cook County, IL.
Bring the completed forms to class.
Review the Google website for the course.