Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and TCDI Open On-Campus Legal Technology Lab

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 09:47

Technology Concepts & Design, Inc. (TCDI) announced the grand opening of the C|M|LAW Tech Lab at Cleveland State University’s Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.

The Tech Lab is an innovative partnership between TCDI and C|M|LAW that will introduce law students, alumni and lawyers to practical new technology and prepare them to succeed in the new legal landscape while providing cutting-edge legal services to TCDI clients.

The Tech Lab is housed in a dedicated, secure on-campus center within the law school library. Students and local contract attorneys will use TCDI’s review platform, CVLynx, to deliver quality, time-saving legal services. Using a blended approach of technology and process, attorney project managers will oversee all work performed in the center and work under the direct supervision and guidance of outside or in-house counsel.

“The Tech Lab trains students in cutting-edge legal technologies while they work with TCDI’s sophisticated clients," said C|M|LAW Dean Lee Fisher. "This partnership is a key piece of our new C|M|LAW Tech program designed to equip students and legal professionals with the tools and knowledge required for modern legal practice."

C|M|LAW Tech combines the Law School’s existing strengths in technology with several new initiatives in cutting-edge areas ranging from blockchain to legal entrepreneurship. In addition to the Tech Lab, the program includes:

  • The first law school Distinguished Technologist-in-Residence program, which gives students direct access to technology leaders and exposes them to non-traditional fields of practice;
  • The Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Law Certificate, a first-of-its-kind program with core courses taught by a Chief Information Security Officer and focused on the technical side of security;
  • The eDiscovery Online Professional Certificate Program, one of the first targeted at the growing field of legal support professionals;
  • A legal tech CLE series featuring programs on current topics including cybersecurity, blockchain and the Internet of Things (IoT);
  • A slate of new courses in Artificial Intelligence, Privacy Law & Management, Blockchain and Legal Technology Entrepreneurship;
  • Planned to launch in the 2018-19 academic year: the only law-school based inter-disciplinary Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Certificate, and a new C|M|LAW Tech Certificate.