Legal Services Corporation President Jim Sandman got the hackathon off to a terrific start today with an inspiring speech.
The hackathon will focus on access to justice issues and is only a couple of months away. You can find more information about the "hackcess to justice," including registration and rules, here. $3,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to the winners.
MIT is hosting a legal hackathon between June 12 and 14. Details are here. I'm delighted that Gabe Teninbaum and I will be running a session at the event relating to the drafting of effective legal language. You can learn more here and here.
[Cross-posted at Legal Ethics Forum] Professor Neil Hamilton recently posted Changing Markets Create Opportunities: Emphasizing the Competencies Legal Employers Use in Hiring New Lawyers (Including Professional Formation/Professionalism) on SSRN. Here's the absract: To guide legal educators and law students in responding to challenging markets both for entry-level employment and for applications to law schools, this
This post is by Prof. Gabe Teninbaum, a Suffolk Law faculty member who teaches Legal Practice Skills, Negotiation, and, beginning in the fall of 2014, Lawyering in the Age of Smart Machines (a core course in the LPTI Concentration). Gabe is also a frequent contributor to other LPTI initiatives and can be reached at gteninbaum [at] suffolk
The following item originally appeared on Jurist: Protecting client confidences used to be so much easier. Lawyers could place sensitive documents in a locked file cabinet behind a locked office door, and that pretty much did the trick. Today, the protection of confidential information is considerably more difficult. Lawyers store a range of information in
In Lawyering in the Age of Smart Machines, Suffolk Law students create software applications, which are typically focused on promoting access to justice. Below, Vedika Mehera describes her app, which she recently completed under the supervision of adjunct professor Marc Lauritsen. *** By Vedika Mehera, 3L My idea: to provide consumers with a less daunting
In a competition for the best oxymoron, “innovation in legal education” would surely be a contender. After all, law schools have taught students largely the same knowledge and skillset for decades, despite dramatic changes to the modern legal marketplace. One explanation for the lack of innovation is that lawyers are trained to be backward-looking –
The National Jurist story is here.
Suffolk University Law School has launched a new Legal Technology and Innovation Concentration, creating one of the first formal programs in the country to equip JD students with the skills and knowledge they need to compete more effectively in a rapidly evolving legal marketplace. The concentration—which is similar to a major—will prepare students for 21st