In their ongoing efforts to keep pace with rapidly changing times and legal needs, a number of US law schools are offering some interesting new electives. As detailed in this an article entitled New Law School Courses Take on Robots, Videogames and Piketty-mania that appeared on The Wall Street Journal’s Law Blog on June 24, 2014, these include courses covering:
- Thomas Piketty’s current bestseller Capital in the Twenty First Century, at Yale
- Video Game Law, at Pepperdine
- Robotics, at Yale
- Law and Neuroscience, at Harvard
- Spectacle and Surveillance, at Columbia
I highly recommend a click-through for all of the particulars to these new offerings. Links are also embedded in this article to each respective law school’s web site for full descriptions about these classes.
I think it will continue to be interesting to monitor new law school courses into the future as an indicator of their adaptations to changing needs in the marketplace for legal services. Additional follow would also be helpful in assessing whether these courses make any difference in law students finding employment in these nascent fields.