The practice of law in the past has not been a particularly technological field, and has been renown for resisting change emphasising technology adoption. However, in the information age, this resisting trend is changing as schools and firms are coming to realise the importance of technology in sourcing the best available legal materials, and doing so in a prompt and efficient manner. Even non-legal-specific tools like word processors and spreadsheets are sorely needed by lawyers in the efficient execution of their tasks, and it's imperative that law students graduate not just as competent users but excelling in the wielding of such tools to their benefit and beyond.
Top's Sydney City School of Law recognises this need for our students, incorporating technology use and learning into our coursework.
It is also recommended that students take initiative with their technology learning, and undertake self-auditing and training.