Legal Innovation & Technology Lab
@ Suffolk Law School

The Legal Innovation and Technology (LIT) Lab is an experiential program combining the vision of our Legal Innovation and Technology Institute with the pedagogy and legal services mission of our Clinical Programs. The Lab allows students to work as part of a consultancy and research & development (R&D) shop focused on legal tech and data science work. The Lab serves both non-profit and for-profit clients, with the latter subsidizing the former, when appropriate. Active areas of research involve, but are not limited to, the construction of expert systems/guided interviews (e.g., chatbots) and algorithmic codification of tacit knowledge (i.e., training computers to replicate human decisions). See examples.

Lab students develop legal technology and data science solutions for organizational clients (e.g., legal aid organizations, courts, firms, and non-profits), helping them improve efficiency and effectiveness. Theses services are provided to organizational clients, who frequently do not have in-house expertise in automating tools, engaging in process improvement, and data analytics.


Featured Events

Coding for Lawyers Summit

LITCon2020: Suffolk's Annual Legal Innovation & Tech Conference

March 30, 2020. The upcoming LIT Con conference in Boston will highlight work in legal innovation and technology (LIT). If you would like to present a rapid-fire talk (LIT Bit), please reply to this open call. If you are unfamiliar with rapid-fire talks, they are are a presentation format in which speakers prepare a set number of slides which advance automatically at regular intervals to produce a short energetic presentation of definite length. See e.g., Ignite Talks and PechaKucha. If your submission is chosen, you will be asked to put together a presentation with 20 slides where each slide stays visible for 15 seconds (making for a 5 min long presentation).

LIT Con Website | Open Call for Rapid-Fire Talks (LIT Bits)

Coding for Lawyers

Monthly Legal Hackers Meetings

Most Second Mondays (Tuesdays if Monday is a holiday). The Boston Legal Hackers Meetup hosts quasi-monthly meetings either at MIT or Suffolk Law school. "Legal Hackers is a global movement of lawyers, policymakers, designers, technologists, and academics who explore and develop creative solutions to some of the most pressing issues at the intersection of law and technology. Through local meetups, hackathons, and workshops, Legal Hackers spot issues and opportunities where technology can improve and inform the practice of law and where law, legal practice, and policy can adapt to rapidly changing technology." - LH Homepage.

For more information, including exact times, join the Boston Legal Hackers Meetup group (link below).

Boston Legal Hacker's Meetup Page

Monday, Wed 4th at 6:00pm (Suffolk Law, Moot Courtroom, 4th Floor)
Festivus for the Rest of Us (Lawyers Edition). A "live" recording of the Legal Toolkit podcast with Jared Correia. The last meeting of the Boston Legal Hackers for 2019 is gonna be something special: (1) An Airing of Grievances; (2)Feats of Strength; and (3) See the Festivus Pole! So, if you’ve got beef with anything related to legal technology, this is your chance to get it off your chest. Tell Jared all about it, and your views will be broadcast internationally! Your mom would be so proud. Following the live podcast, we’ll host a networking event, with the microphones turned off. Grab some food and dessert, and decompress before again becoming overwhelmed by the holidays. It’s a Festivus miracle! See Event Details/RSVP.

Monday, Jan 13th, 2020 at 6:00pm (MIT)
TBD + Group Elections!!!!