Creating and Teaching a Law Practice Management Course – Going Beyond The Norm

Audience: All
Technical Level: Low

Alumni wished they had it; recruiters demand it; students need it; faculty fight it. How can you successfully develop a practical course in Law Practice Management and meet the needs of all? Combining both practice management and business management into a single full semester course is one way. The University of Florida Levin College of Law has been teaching this course successfully for four years. It is always a full class.

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Andy Adkins
Associate Director, Technology Services
University of Florida College of Law

About Elmer Masters

Elmer R. Masters is the Director of Technology at the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction ( where he works on interesting projects involving technology and legal education like eLangdell, Classcaster, Lawbooks, QuizWright, and the CALI website. He has nearly 25 years of experience building tech tools for legal education and systems for accessing law and legal materials on the Internet. He is the admin of the Teknoids mailing list ( and has been blogging about legal education, law, and technology for over 15 years ( He has a JD from Syracuse University College of Law and was employed by Syracuse, Cornell Law School, and Emory University School of Law before joining CALI in 2003. Elmer has presented at the CALI Conference for Law School Computing (where he organizes the program), the AALL and AALS Annual Meetings, Law Via The Internet, and other conferences, symposia, and workshops on topics ranging from IT management in law schools to building open access court reporting systems to information architecture design and implementation in law.
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