Relativity Academic Partners
Prepare your students for successful careers in e-discovery.
Technology is changing how we practice law – and that means law schools and paralegal programs need to change how they teach it.
We created the Relativity Academic Partner program to give students hands-on experience in the legal industry’s leading technology tool before they even graduate.
Why Become an Academic Partner?
As a Relativity Academic Partner, you’ll be able to offer your students more with their degree.
Teach a critical skill.
Today, technology competence isn't an option for legal professionals – it's a necessity.
Align with the industry leader.
Relativity is trusted by all the Am Law 200 and more than 120 litigation solution providers.
Put your students ahead.
Your students will graduate with the expertise they need to be indispensable to their future employers.
What’s in It for You and Your Students
This program won't cost your institution a dime. As a Relativity Academic Partner, you’ll have free access to:
Training for Professors and Law LibrariansTo ensure you’re set up for success, we’ll train you and your law librarians in the software.
Hands-On ResourcesYour students will have access to a live FERPA-compliant database and a step-by-step workbook, so they can dive into the software anytime, from anywhere.
Proven CurriculumThis curriculum was built to be taught online, with interactive videos and text-based materials to accommodate a variety of learning styles.
A Community of Relativity ProsYou'll be able to connect with e-discovery experts and learn about the latest legal and tech updates on the Relativity Community site.
Accessible SoftwareThe software is designed to be accessible to students of all abilities. It’s machine readable with tools like Godzilla, and videos are closed captioned.
“Introducing Relativity to our e-discovery class has greatly improved the educational experience. Successful lawyers are expected to be tech savvy. The Relativity Academic Partner program gives law students hands-on experience with technology, allowing them to develop the skills needed to stand out for future employers.”
Adam Candeub, Professor of Law and Director of the Intellectual Property, Information, and Communications Law Program
Want to learn more about becoming an Academic Partner?
Who Is Eligible
The Relativity Academic Partner program is open to law schools and paralegal programs in the US, Canada, and select Asian and European countries. Schools in the US must be ABA approved. Offer a data analytics or digital forensics course? You can be a partner, too.
What We Recommend
Relativity is tied closely with the practice of e-discovery and the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and we recommend integrating it into a full-term e-discovery course.
Looking for more about the Relativity Academic Partner program?
For Job-Seeking Students, Technology Is the Answer
Law firms say they need to hire attorneys and paralegals already well-versed in the tools of the trade.
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You’ll Be in Good Company
More than 115 institutions offer Relativity curriculum.