Legal Innovation & Technology Lab
@ Suffolk Law School
Legal Innovation & Technology Fellows
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?").
- You'll still work on cases like other clinical students, but with a reduced load so you can fill the hybrid role.
- It'll be a community. LIT Fellows will regularly meet with their counterparts from other clinics to discuss their work, share feedback and advice, and help one another develop new skills.
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.