The Harvard Law and Technology Society is the most active student society to combine these two foundational fields in the United States. In the 2018-2019 year, Tech Soc hosted 29 discrete events including a series of panels and keynotes comprising the largest litigation finance symposium in the world. The 2019-2020 schedule promises a further ten-fold increase in organization activity which would make Tech Soc America’s most active law school student organization. Stay tuned!
Fall, 2018, L-i-Lab Collaboration: On a series of four Fridays this Fall, Tech Soc teamed up with the Library Innovation Lab to co-sponsor tech chats called Tech Gumbo — which gave programmers and entrepreneurs interested in building technology products with legal applications a chance to discuss what they are working on and throw around ideas for future projects/ collaborations. Presenters included Berkman Klein’s John Bowers and Tech Soc’s Vartan Shadaravian.
November 9th, 2018, HALB Panel: We organized a lunch panel panel from 12-1 on the final day of a five day HALB Legal Technology Conference which was co-hosted by the Journal of Law and Technology, HALB, Tech Soc and the Library Innovation Lab. Panelists included leaders from the legal tech industry in Boston and beyond.
November 10th, 2018, Justice Hackathon: We teamed up with Developing Justice for a hackathon this November where students developed tools to aid clinics!
January, 2019, Ethics of AI Hackathon and Panel: Tech Soc hosted a panel with leading voices on the ethics of integrating artificial intelligence into the law.
February-March, 2019: HLS Tech Talks (HLSTechTalks.com) — Six HLS Tech Talks brought together innovators, designers, changers and decision makers who are attempting to change and improve the law.
April 2-3, 2019: Harvard Litigation Finance Symposium (HarvardLitFin.com) — In one of the largest global litigation finance events, the Symposium explores the field from an interdisciplinary perspective by bringing current litigation finance experts together with leaders in adjacent disciplines. Our aim was to generate new knowledge and insights and to contribute to the development of this new and exciting field, while introducing students to this important and multifaceted industry.