Law and Technology
The Law and Technology clinic will prepare students for the practice of law by working on issues at the intersection of law, technology, and social justice.
The clinic has a dual focus of (1) helping guide the advancement of technologies in a way that promotes social justice, and (2) helping solve systemic legal issues through technology.
Potential projects may include, but are not limited to:
- Working with community partners to identify opportunities for technology to assist under-served communities to coordinate and collect information to push for systemic change in laws that affect those communities.
- Working with technologists to increase the efficiency and efficacy of representing similarly situated individuals trying to navigate legal systems.
- Advocating before administrative bodies on policy matters related to artificial intelligence, decision-making algorithms, cybersecurity, telecommunications, privacy, and accessibility.
- Shedding light on, and at times challenging, how various levels of government are collecting and using data on people.
- Counseling organizations and startups on practices, policies, technologies, tools, and processes used to maintain and promote security on the internet and create a trustworthy environment for users.
As a student in the clinic, you’ll play a pivotal role in a variety of matters. You'll not only apply your legal research and analysis skills to a real-world problem, but you'll also confront the moral, economic, social, psychological and political dynamics associated with the intersection of law and technology.