As part of the William & Mary Law School community, CLCT supports the law School’s intructional audio/video technology. Through CLCT, students can work with the latest technology available in the McGlothlin Courtroom, the world’s most technologically advanced trial and appellate courtroom. The Law School’s Applied Evidence course combines traditional evidence and basic trial practice and courtroom technology training.
CLCT also supports specialized courses such as Electronic Discovery and Data Seizures, Technology Augmented Trial Advocacy, Privacy in a Technological Age, E-Commerce, Internet Law, and the Legal Technology seminar.
The Laboratory Trial, supported by CLCT staff and law students is a one-day experimental case tried each year. Often conducted with assistance from major federal government agencies and private companies and organizations, ordinarily the Laboratory Trial involves a simulated dispute which is then resolved using state-of-the-art technology with a sitting trial judge and, when appropriate, a community jury. In 2013, the Laboratory Trial was an experimental quasi-legislative Commission, conducted in conjunction with the University of Montreal’s Cyberjustice Laboratory. The Bilateral Commission on Oceanic Geoengineering brought Commission members from both nations together by videoconferencing with cloud-based evidentiary exhibited stored in an Australian server.