My name is Paul Ohm. I am a professor of law at the Georgetown University Law Center, in Washington, DC. Since 2016, I have taught a course called “Computer Programming for Lawyers”, which trains future lawyers to be (barely competent) computer programmers. The course is a joint creation with the inimitable Jonathan Frankle, now a Ph.D student at MIT. The course has been very popular, always filling every seat and generating long waitlists. The first two times it was offered, more than 150 students tried to enroll in the class. At present, seventy-five students take the course each year, and in 2018, we added a second, intermediate-level version of the course.
The course has attracted significant attention from outside Georgetown, too, including being featured in articles in the New York Times, Washington Post, and ABA Journal. I field many requests for more information about the course. This blog is intended to be a repository of information for those who want to learn more about the course, both inside and outside Georgetown.