Technology in the legal field is effervescent – new companies are popping up everywhere; but what technology can law students actually use while they are in school? What canstudents take back and apply in their day to day studies? Certain companies stood out with their technology because of the way they

As one of the few law students at the ABA TECHSHOW, I am pretty pumped about the unique perspective I now take with me into my career. Not only does the University of Oklahoma provide amazing opportunities for us to become technologically literate lawyers but experiencing the TECHSHOW provided a new view of the legal

I say that I was the TECHSHOW attendee with the least experience or knowledge of technology in the legal world. As a non-traditional student, I have felt a little (maybe significantly) behind my peers because using technology is not as natural to me as it seems to be to my younger peers. Before I left,

When I got the email, I was beyond excited. I felt like I just gotten the golden ticket because I was one of eight students who would represent OU Law at the 2019 American Bar Association Techshow in Chicago, Illinois with Professor Brice, Director of Innovation and Technology.

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Going into TECHSOW, I was excited. To have the opportunity as a 1L student at The University of Oklahoma College of Law in and of itself both energized and intimidated me. I knew it would be an experience that not many students would get, not to mention that some lawyers may never attend either.

At the end of the show, I am exhausted, sore, tired, and overwhelmed. Yet, I cannot wait to, hopefully, do it again. With that said, here are the most valuable things I came away with as a law student. 
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As I was watching the Chicago skyline become smaller and smaller out of the window on the plane ride home, I couldn’t help but think of how big an opportunity it was to be able to learn from, and network with, the absolute best in the business at ABA TECHSHOW.

This year’s show was bigger than ever and I did my best to take full advantage. Not only did I have the chance to participate in sessions about artificial intelligence, blockchain, and a discussion about whether law students should be taught to code, I had the opportunity to represent the Univesity of Oklahoma College of Law in a panel interview for the Legal Talk Network. The interview was posted to their podcast network, in addition to the Young Lawyers Division and Law Student Division of the ABA media outlets. Listen to the podcast here!
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Less than 24 hours before OU Law is “wheels-up” on our way to Chicago for the 2019 ABA TECHSHOW, and I could not be more excited. Not only will this be my first time attending the conference, but this will actually be my first trip to Chicago, assuming layovers at O’Hare don’t count.

Chicago has been on my “short list” of cities to visit for a few years, but especially since starting law school. Chicago is one of the country’s most prominent hubs for intellectual property law – my chosen specialty – making it an even more exciting trip outside of the great things I’ve heard about last year’s TECHSHOW experience.

Prior to attending law school, technology and the efficient integration of technology, was a major part of my work as an electrical engineer; both in the design process and the nature of the projects I was responsible for. I have seen first hand the efficiencies that can be realized through thoughtful integration of technology and developing a working knowledge of how the technology operates. Alternatively, I have seen the handicaps on productivity as a result of poorly-executed integration projects.
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We are days away from the 2019 ABA TECHSHOW and I can already feel the excitement brewing on the OU College of Law campus. Last year’s TECHSHOW was nothing short of amazing. The only thing that rivaled the education I received in Chicago was the ability to network with some of the most influential thought-leaders in legal tech.  This year, since I know a little more about what to expect,  I thought I would share my goals for this year’s trip to Chicago.

The EXPO

Last year I was honored to be selected to attend TECHSHOW as a 1L. Looking back at how far I have come in my legal career, I realize how green I truly was. This year, I have begun narrowing down my practice area and have started taking steps to develop my skills accordingly.
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