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Legal Innovation & Technology Lab
@ Suffolk Law School

Legal Innovation & Technology Fellows

Marketable Skills

Contribute to the clinics in a valuable way while developing transferable skills to use after graduation. You'll get a cool title and you'll be able to build or design amazing tools to improve the practice of law on behalf of low-income clients.

The video above showcases the work of LIT Fellow Nicole Siino. To learn more about her work and that of other students, check out the Lab's portfolio.

LIT Fellows play an exciting role in Suffolk Law's clinical programs by serving as a specific clinic's expert and point-person on improving the clinic's efficiency and solving access to justice issues in the practice through the use of process improvement and computer technology. If you don't know much about these things--that's OK, we'll train you! More on that under "What should I do to prepare?").

What should I do to prepare?

The Fall before entering the clinic or during the fall semester while in the clinic you must take Coding the Law. If you've taken formal Lean Six Sigma training or have some other remarkable background (e.g. you're a sophisticated Python programmer or have a degree in computer science), the above requirement may be re-considered on a case-by-case basis. Contact us and let's talk.

How do I apply?

When you fill out your application to be accepted into any clinic offering a slot for a LIT Fellow, you'll have the option to indicate that you'd like to be considered as a LIT Fellow. Like other applicants, you will then indicate your first and second choices for clinics. You will otherwise complete the same common application for the clinical program as other applicants.

Note: there is not a LIT Fellow in every clinic. Currently, there are only LIT Fellows in the Family, Juvenile Defenders, Prosecutors, Health, and Immigration clinics.