Jason Tashea: A smiling man with a beardJason Tashea is a writer and entrepreneur exploring the intersection of justice and technology. A lawyer by training, he is the founding director and a co-founder of the newly formed Judicial Innovation Fellowship program at Georgetown and a consultant for the World Bank on access to justice and technology issues. He was most recently a product manager at a justice technology startup and an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center, where he created and taught a practicum on criminal justice technology, policy, and law. He’s also the editor of the Justice Tech Download, a weekly industry newsletter and the creator of 40 Futures, a speculative fiction podcast about the criminal justice system.

He has traveled around the globe speaking on artificial intelligence and justice system modernization issues, as well as been an invited expert by the U.S. Government and Accountability Office and the National Academies of the Sciences. He previously worked as a journalist covering law and technology, who has had his work published by the ABA Journal, Technically, and Wired.

He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ Law Committee, an inaugural member of the Legal Services Corporation’s Emerging Leaders Council, and co-founder of the Baltimore Legal Hackers. For five years, he operated Justice Codes, a consultancy he founded that built, deployed and studied the impact of technology on the justice system. He received his JD from the University of Oregon School of Law and has a BA in history from Linfield College. After law school, Jason was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to research justice reform in the Republic of Kosovo.