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Fall 2014 Competition

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The fifth Iron Tech Lawyer Competition, held December 3 in Gewirz Center, was billed as the “Administrative Agency Edition” and featured six three-student teams and the applications they built as part of an experiential class called Technology, Innovation and Legal Practice — E-Government.

The apps “increase access to regulatory processes and administrative agencies,” said Professor Tanina Rostain, who teaches the class along with Adjunct Professor Kevin Mulcahy. 

Iron Tech Lawyer Teams
Anti-SLAPP Advisor
Fawah Akwo, Logan Dwyer, and Molly Wilder
Developed for DC Council   

Business Inquiry Navigator
Jolene Wang, Matt Dulac, and Lilly de Souza Burr
Developed for the City of New York Department of Consumer Affairs

Inclusive Ed Parent Advisor
Maria Bonner, Emanuel Gawrieh, and Michael P. Smith
Developed for the Maryland Coalition for Inclusive Education (MCIE)

SSI/SSDI Benefits Calculator
Corey Kestenber, Maggie Tighe, and Chadd Hallowed
Developed in collaboration with the National organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives (NOSSCR)

Student Loan Repayment Advisor
Jadzia Butler, John Trevor Gladych, and Mike Pierce
Developed for South Brooklyn Legal Services

WLCH Intake Volunteer Advisor (IVA)
Kraig Ahalt, Patrick Bussard and Michael Lee
Developed for The Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless

Fall 2014 Panel of Judges

Angela Campbell is a professor and co-director of the Institute for Public Representation at Georgetown University Law Center. IPR provides representation to groups and individuals who are unable to obtain effective legal representation on matters that have a significant impact on issues of broad public interest. The institute works in areas of First Amendment and media law, environmental law, civil rights and general public interest matters. 

Carolyn Elefant is founder and pricipal attorney with the Law Offices of Carolyn Elefant, PLLC, focusing on energy law, landowner rights and 21st century legal ethics issues. Carolyn is also creator of, launched in 2002, it was one of the first lawyer bogs, which focuses on solo and small firm practice. Carolyn is the author of Solo by Choice: How to be the Lawyer You Always Wanted to Be.

Glenn Rowden is Program Counsel for Technology with the Legal Services Corporation. He is responsible for helping legal services programs with their technology efforts and with the administration of the Technology Initiative Grants (TIG) program. Since the program started in 2000, TIG has made of 550 grants totaling over $46 million dollars, many of them in partnerships with State Justice Institute and the courts.

Ed Walters is the CEO of Fastcase, a leading American legal publishing company based in Washington D.C. Before founding Fastcase, Ed was an attorney at Covington & Burling in Washington and Brussels, specializing in IP litigation and global internet regulation. Ed is an Adjunct Professor at the Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches The Law of Robots.


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