Category Archives: Software

Code the Deal: Legal Transactional Hackathon: Results, storify, links, and resources

Code the Deal, a legal transactional hackathon, was held 19-21 September 2014, in New York City. The event was organized by Legal Hackers and Nixon Peabody. Click here for descriptions of projects worked on at the event. Twitter hashtags for … Continue reading

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Katz, Bommarito, and Blackman: Predicting the Behavior of the Supreme Court of the United States: A General Approach

Daniel Martin Katz, Michael Bommarito, and Josh Blackman have posted a working paper entitled Predicting the Behavior of the Supreme Court of the United States: A General Approach. Here is the abstract: Building upon developments in theoretical and applied machine … Continue reading

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Regards Citoyens: How GitLaw turns the French parliamentary process into open data

Regards Citoyens — a French parliamentary monitoring organization — has posted How GitLaw turns the French parliamentary process into open data, at the Sunlight Foundation Blog. Here are excerpts from the post: [...] Initiated in 2011, the Law Factory project … Continue reading

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Eris: Platform for distributed autonomous organizations on the Ethereum blockchain

Eris — a platform for distributed autonomous organizations (DAOs) that use Ethereum blockchain technology — was launched this week by Project Douglas. A video demonstration of the platform is available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxXoUtw7hqw According to the project Webite, Eris software is … Continue reading

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Kuhlman: Progress on Ethereum Package Manager

Casey Kuhlman‘s project to develop the Ethereum Package Manager (EPM) has made considerable progress. Ethereum is a blockchain technology with a number of applications to law. Casey explained the motivation for EPM in this post, in which he describes the … Continue reading

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Boehmig, Hwang, and Sawaya: New legal text parsing system: The Restatement Project

Jason Boehmig, Tim Hwang, and Paul Sawaya have posted Rough Consensus, Running Standards: The Restatement Project, at VoxPopuLII. Here are excerpts from the post: [...] Supported by a grant from the Knight Foundation Prototype Fund, Restatement is a simple, rough-and-ready … Continue reading

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