Program in Legal Technologies

Spring 2015 Competition

Side shot of students standing behind podium presenting their iron tech project.

The sixth Iron Tech Lawyer Competition—Access to Justice Edition, held April 22, 2015 in Gewirz Center, featured six  student teams and the innovative applications they built as part of a practicum class titled Technology, Innovation and Law Practice. Taught by Professor Tanina Rostain and Adjunct Professors Mark O'Brien and Kevin Mulcahy, the seminar heard from a range of experts on legal technologies and collaborated with legal service providers and public interest law organizations to build legal expert systems that expand access to legal processes and the legal system.

Iron Tech Lawyer Teams

Michael Lee, Sim Singh, Stephen Damato, and Pralika Jain
Developed for the Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division

Alaskan Native Child Welfare Assistance App
Reece Flexner, Bowman Givhan, and Jimmy McNamara
Developed in consultation with Jonathan Fork, Attorney at Alaska Legal Services Corporation

California Legal Advisor
Matthew Weingast, Sarah Berger, and Andrew Pegues
Developed for the Legal Aid Association of California and Pro Bono Net

Disaster Assistance &Recovery Tool (DART)
Salsa Ahmed, Christina Costa, and Kyung Hun Kim
Developed for Lone Star Legal Aid, in collaboration with Pro Bono Net

Transnational Anti-Corruption Advisor
John Gavin, Tariq Javed, and Beth Palkovic
Developed for Advocates for International Development: Lawyers Eradicating Poverty ("A4ID")

Veterans Disability Benefits Advisor
Jarrett Schindler, Noorjahan Rahman, and Zacharias Zacharia
Developed for the Bob Parson Veterans Advocacy Clinic at the University of Baltimore School of Law

Iron Tech Spring 2015 Panel of Judges

David Curle is the Director of Strategic Competitive Intelligence at Thomson Reuters Legal.

Rebecca Sandefur is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Law at the University of Illinois and a Faculty fellow at the American Bar Foundation.

William M. Treanor is the Executive Vice President and Dean of Georgetown University Law Center.


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