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10 Dec 2013, 12:55 am by legalinformatics
The 2013 Innovating Justice Forum is being held 10-11 December 2013 in The Hague. The event is hosted by the Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law’s Innovating Justice Project. The Twitter hashtag for the event is #trialogue The Innovating Justice Project is tweeting about the event at @InnoJustice Click here for the conference program. Click here for a draft version of the “Trends” report, entitled Trialogue – releasing the value of courts, being discussed at… [read post]
1 Mar 2014, 1:39 am by legalinformatics
Technology was a prominent topic at the spring 2014 South Carolina Law Review Symposium, whose theme was On Task? Expanding the Boundaries of Legal Education. The event was held 27-28 February 2014 at the University of South Carolina School of Law, in Columbia, South Carolina. The presentations at the symposium that concerned technology included: Professor Renee Newman Knake‘s keynote address, New Platforms in Legal Services Delivery Attorney Stephanie Kimbro‘s presentation on the… [read post]
31 Mar 2014, 12:57 am by legalinformatics
Professor Harry Surden of the University of Colorado has published Machine Learning and Law, Washington Law Review, 89, 87-115 (2014). Here is the abstract: This Article explores the application of machine learning techniques within the practice of law. Broadly speaking “machine learning” refers to computer algorithms that have the ability to “learn” or improve in performance over time on some task. In general, machine learning algorithms are designed to detect patterns in… [read post]
18 Aug 2013, 1:26 pm by legalinformatics
Sarah Glassmeyer, JD, MLS, of CALI, is gathering a list of law school innovation or technology centers and institutes, and requests input. Sarah writes: I’m sure, like me, you keep seeing press releases about new centers and institutes that law schools are creating that cover all the changes that are occurring in the practice of law and legal ed. The ReInvent Law laboratory at Michigan State is a good example and seems to be the one most people know about. However, I can’t seem to find… [read post]
21 Feb 2014, 7:50 am by Gene Quinn
At we write about Bayh-Dole, technology transfer and University innovation regularly. In 2014 we are going to more regularly write about University innovations in the hope of getting good information out to the public to demonstrate the important role of Bayh- Dole and the innovations coming from Universities. Help us help you! Below is a list of the information that would be extremely helpful to have, much of which we could not obtain publicly. Critical to a good, interesting story… [read post]
9 Oct 2011, 8:21 am by legalinformatics
Christine Kirchberger, Esq., LL.M., M.L.I.T., junior lecturer and doctoral candidate at Stockholm University Department of Law‘s Swedish Law and Informatics Research Institute (IRI), has posted a summary of, and comments on, the 2011 VQ Legal Knowledge and Strategy Forum, held 4 October 2011 in Stockholm, Sweden. The summary discusses Richard Susskind’s presentation on the role of technology in the development of legal services. The summary also describes panel discussions and presentations on… [read post]
1 Sep 2011, 9:46 am by legalinformatics
Courtney Minick, Esq., of Justia has posted Universal Citation for State Codes, on the VoxPopuLII Blog, published by the Legal Information Institute at Cornell University Law School. In this post, Ms. Minick criticizes traditional U.S. legal citation standards for reinforcing major commercial publishers’ dominant positions in the U.S. legal publishing market, and inhibiting public access to the law. Ms. Minick describes the American Association of Law Libraries’ (AALL’s) Universal Citation… [read post]
31 Dec 2013, 2:42 pm by legalinformatics
The U.S. Legal Services Corporation has released Report of The Summit on the Use of Technology to Expand Access to Justice (2013). On 30 December 2013 the corporation issued a press release describing the report. Here is a summary of the report, from the press release: The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) today released the report of a national summit on ways to use technology to provide all Americans some form of effective assistance with essential civil legal needs. More than 75 representatives of… [read post]
10 Jun 2013, 1:42 am by legalinformatics
Tim Hwang, JD, has posted a working paper entitled The Laws of (Legal) Robotics: Automatons, AI, and the ABA, at Robot, Robot, & Hwang. Here is a summary: [...] How do we unlock the benefits that technology might bring in lowering costs and increasing efficiency within the legal industry, while minimizing risks and providing adequate compensation those harmed? [...] Addressing the question of whether or not an artificial intelligence could serve in the legal role of a trustee over twenty years… [read post]
13 Feb 2014, 3:08 am by legalinformatics
A team of young people has developed a new app called CourtDate App, which sends SMS messages to young people to remind them of their upcoming court dates. The app won an award at this past weekend’s Startup Weekend Oakland 2014. Click here for a storify of the CourtDate App team’s participation in that event. The contact for the app appears to be Matt Fitzgerald. A form to sign up to use the app is at Here is a description, from the sign-up page: Keeping kids… [read post]
26 Jan 2013, 8:56 am by legalinformatics
Professor Dr. Laura Donohue of Georgetown University Law Center has published National Security Pedagogy: The Role of Simulations, forthcoming in Journal of National Security Law and Policy, volume 6(2). Here is the abstract: This article challenges the dominant pedagogical assumptions in the legal academy. It begins by briefly considering the state of the field of national security, noting the rapid expansion in employment and the breadth of related positions that have been created post-9/11. It… [read post]
21 Mar 2010, 12:00 pm by Randall Ryder
I still do not believe I will see a flying car in my lifetime, but I do think digital courtrooms, digital classrooms, and digital textbooks are on the horizon. If Congress implements a new proposal by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), digital courtrooms and classrooms are likely to happen within the next ten years. The FCC is proposing a massive plan that would make high-speed internet the dominant communications network in the country. At the core of the proposal is the… [read post]
19 Sep 2013, 12:52 am by legalinformatics
Professor Drury Stevenson of South Texas College of Law, and Nicholas Wagoner, Esq., have posted Lawyering in the Shadow of Data. Here is the abstract: Attorney bargaining has traditionally taken place in the shadow of trial, as litigants alter their pretrial behavior — including their willingness to negotiate a settlement — based on perceptions of likely outcomes at trial and anticipated litigation costs. Lawyers practicing in the shadow of trial have, in turn, traditionally formed… [read post]
28 Jan 2012, 4:04 pm by legalinformatics
Christine Kirchberger, Esq., LL.M., M.L.I.T., junior lecturer and doctoral candidate at Stockholm University Department of Law‘s Swedish Law and Informatics Research Institute (IRI), has posted Law as an App, on her blog entitled iinek’s blog. The post was written in preparation for Ms. Kirchberger’s presentation at the conference, Juridiska tjänster via webben – drivkrafter och överväganden, held 15 November 2011 in Stockholm. Click here for the presentation slides. Here is an excerpt of… [read post]
20 Mar 2014, 2:16 am by legalinformatics
The WeCite Project, to build a free legal citator, will launch on 26 March 2014, at Columbia Law School in New York City. Here are excerpts of the description: The revolution will be crowdsourced. If you have a passion for free access to the law and a love of legal research, come join the WeCite Movement and help us build a free legal citator. In partnership with the Columbia Society for Law, Science and Technology, and the Stanford Center for Legal Informatics, the WeCite Project will be having an… [read post]
16 May 2013, 8:25 am by legalinformatics
I’ve posted slides of my presentation entitled Legal Informatics Research Today: Implications for Legal Prediction, 3D Printing, and eDiscovery, given 16 May 2013 at CICL 2013: The Fifth Conference on Innovation and Communications Law, 16 May 2013, Glen Arbor, Michigan, sponsored by Michigan State University College of Law. Here is the abstract: This presentation describes methodologies and results of recent legal informatics research on eDiscovery and legal prediction, and describes two… [read post]
1 Jun 2010, 3:25 pm by legalinformatics
A new online service designed to help self-represented individuals decide whether to pursue litigation, is being developed by Dr. Ellen Giebels and colleagues at the Universiteit Twente Research Centre for Conflict, Risk and Safety Perception (iCRiSP), and researchers at the Universiteit van Tilburg Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies of Civil Law and Conflict Resolution Systems (TISCO), according to an announcement on the blog of Jurix, The Foundation for Legal Knowledge Based Systems, and a… [read post]
19 Mar 2014, 2:18 am by legalinformatics
Many proposals concerning legal technology or legal communication have been submitted to the 2014 Knight News Challenge: (If you know of others, please feel free to identify them in the comments to this post) Craig Aaron: TechDefender. Your tech. Your rights. Ellyn Angelotti and Catherine Cameron: Twibel Tracker for Online Defamation Resolution: a communication and education-based remedy for defamation on Twitter Christopher Bavitz et al.: Free Expression and an Open Internet: Tools for Informed… [read post]
28 Dec 2012, 12:13 pm by legalinformatics
Elmer Masters, JD, MLS, of CALI, has posted Hackthelaw: Piratebox meets Free Law, at his blog, <CONTENT /> v.5. Here is an excerpt: The hackthelaw box is an open, anonymous network stocked with primary and secondary legal materials that are freely available for download. People can connect to the network and download any of the materials as well as chat with others connected to the network. All this is in a closed network space separate from the Internet. I can easily imagine setting this up… [read post]
6 Mar 2013, 5:23 pm by legalinformatics
Springer has published an article collection entitled Agreement Technologies (2013), edited by Professor Dr. Sascha Ossowski of Universidad Rey Juan Carlos. The book is volume 8 in the the Law, Governance and Technology Series. Here are excerpts from the preface: This book describes the state of the art in the emerging field of Agreement Technologies (AT). AT refer to computer systems in which autonomous software agents negotiate with one another, typically on behalf of humans, in order to… [read post]