NKU Chase College of Law was named a top law school in law practice technology on May 17, 2013 by the American Bar Association's eLawyering Task Force. Chase received the recognition for its establishment of the W. Bruce Lunsford Academy for Law, Business + Technology, made possible by a $1,000,000 gift from 1974 Chase graduate W. Bruce Lunsford. Twelve other law schools have also been recognized by the ABA. The W. Bruce Lunsford Academy for Law, Business + Technology will be an honors immersion program operated by the NKU Chase Law + Informatics Institute. The focus of the program will be to develop “renaissance lawyers” for the Information Age. The Lunsford Academy will provide students with the technological, financial and professional skill sets essential to the modern practice of law. Through the program’s technology-driven, skills-based curriculum, students will acquire the fundamental skills that will make them more productive for their clients, more attractive to employers and better prepared to practice law upon graduation.
The ABA Law Practice Management Section created the eLawyering Task Force in 2000 to promote the use of the internet in law practice. The Task Force strives to educate and support practitioners with new and innovative internet-practice techniques, such as using discussion forums and even private "chat" or "deal" rooms to keep their clients informed and well advised, at significantly lower costs than traditional service models. The ABA eLawyering Task Force believes that NKU Chase's W. Bruce Lunsford Academy for Law, Business + Technology demonstrates a like-minded dedication to teaching practice-ready skills in the new information age of law and preparing innovative and internet-practice savvy graduates.