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Oct 03, 2023 - Oct 03, 2024
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13 Months
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Technology changes much faster than the law. At first glance, this may seem like an obstacle, but it is a golden opportunity to stand out amongst the many legal professionals operating out there and the thousands of lawyers produced by law schools, with the backing of a technological advantage. The courses in this Professional Certificate have been carefully selected by experts in the fields of law and technology to emphasize the family of knowledge and related practices most conducive to facilitating a comprehensive technological advantage in your legal practice. 

Course Overview

For the first time, MIT Professional Education (USA) is collaborating with Esade (Spain) to deliver the Professional Certificate in Legal Tech in the Digital Era. This online Professional Certificate Program covers the six areas that all firms and lawyers should know: Legal Tech, Legal Marketing, Legal Operations, Leadership and Innovation, Digital Transformation, and Cloud & DevOps.

This 13-month program allows participants to acquire the knowledge that is treasured by both academic institutions - which are leaders in their designated fields: technology and law. Upon completing the program, participants will have the training and skills necessary to make a difference in today’s environment, combining both disciplines.

Professional Certificate Program in Legal Tech in the Digital Era, with curriculum developed and taught by MIT faculty, is delivered in collaboration with Global Alumni. Contact Global Alumni for more information about this program:

Global Alumni is an ed-tech company that collaborates with institutions to manage enrollments (including all payment services and invoicing), technology, and participant support. 

Learning Outcomes

This program’s main objective is to prepare legal professionals for the legal technological changes occurring today and in the future. This course brings legal businesses closer to the transformation demanded by their sector and enriches the participants’ profiles by applying Legal Tech to their professional activity. In order to do so, we propose a journey through three territories of knowledge that will turn them into 2.0 lawyers with a critical vision of the technological landscape. Throughout the course, you will: 

  • Understand the events that are currently taking place within the legal market
  • Learn to define a competitive strategy and acquire the ability to set strategic objectives within the market
  • Create a 360° marketing strategy (online and offline perspectives considered)
  • Boost your relationship with clients by providing a valuable service
  • From a legal perspective, participants will be able to:  
  • Learn how to merge a unique technological capacity with interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Gain a deep insight of globalization and how to perform in this new culture of constant innovation
  • Identify the technologies that transform society and how they do it
  • Grasp the concepts of cloud computing and DevOps in order to learn how to exploit them and, therefore, design safe software and undertake efficient technological operations
  • Learn to reduce uncertainty and make accurate decisions relying on data
Who Should Attend

This program is specifically designed for lawyers and legal sector professionals (paralegals, notaries, solicitors, compliance specialists, justice administrators, etc.) who want to apply technology to their legal operations and transform their organization or acquire an important competitive advantage to face new projects. 

The following professionals may benefit the most from this course: 

  • Lawyers of firms, companies, or consultancies that want to speed up their processes, generate more value for their company, or offer cutting-edge services to their clients. 
  • Start-up legal business entrepreneurs such as insurtech. Advisors, notaries, and solicitors who want to position their business better. 
  • Partners of firms who wish to update or expand the skills of their employees. 
  • Marketing and team management professionals seeking to specialize in the legal sector. Innovation or technology directors within companies in the legal sector. 

The legal tech industry is quickly evolving. In order to keep up, this program includes essential topics to help you lead in the legal secor. This program includes various certificates from the following courses:

  • Legal Tech, Digital Transformation
  • Cloud & DevOps
  • Leadership and Innovation
  • Legal Marketing and Business Development
  • Legal Operations
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