Posts Tagged ‘#legalhacks’
The Twitter hashtag for the event is #lawhackcamp
The Twitter account for the event is @lawhackcamp
For more details, please see the conference Website and the contact information listed there, or contact the organizers.
In this post Tim defines the terms “legal hackers” and “legal hacking” respecting three dimensions of meaning: “The Organizational and Human Capital of the Lawyer,” “The Tools of The Lawyer,” and “An Approach Towards The Law.” Respecting the last dimension, he explains:
Lawyers, then, are legal hackers insofar as they play with the law, find loopholes, stretch definitions, and make novel arguments. Technologists are legal hackers insofar as they launch technologies which disrupt existing legal distinctions, subvert the application of law, or otherwise raise questions about the integrity of the system.
For more information, please see the complete post.
July 6-7, 2012: Open Legislative Data in Paris: A Conference of the Third Kind with Hacktivists and AcademicsJuly 6, 2012
[To see details about the conference, click here, and then, on the menu bar, cursor over "Conference / Conférence".]
The Twitter hashtag for the conference is #oldp.
Here are resources related to the Open Legislation Hackathon 2012, held 2 June 2012, at Queen’s Printer British Columbia, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
The event was sponsored by “the Queen’s Printers Association of Canada (QPAC) and the Open Data Society of BC.”
Click here for archived tweets from the event (in .csv format). The Twitter hashtag for the event is #QPhack.
Click here for a spreadsheet describing projects worked on during the event (scroll to the projects with Timestamp of 6/2/2012).
The projects worked on at the event that involved legal data include the following:
- LexView — developed by Lexum — “an end-user interface for publishing large structured documents on the web.”
- You Rule — developed by Herb Lainchbury — “an application that monitors legislation and let’s you know what’s changed. It lists each change as a separate page so that citizens can view, rate and comment on the change.”
- Law Server — developed by Kevin McArthur — “[a] tool for developers [that] uses a standard Uniform Resource Locator (URL) schema for legislative data, and allows the easy translation into different data formats.”
Here are posts about the event that I’ve been able to identify:
- Loren Mullane’s post: Queen’s Printers Continue to Innovate
- Herb Lainchbury’s post: QP Hackathon Summary
- DataBC’s post before the event: Legislation Hackathon in Victoria June 2nd
According to the announcement, the event is sponsored by “the Queen’s Printers Association of Canada (QPAC) and the Open Data Society of BC.”
Here is the description of the event:
It’s a chance to build mobile or online applications using legislative data from across the provinces of Canada.[...]
The goal is to share the experience, findings, and difficulties of creating online apps based on legislative data published by the different Queen’s Printers of Canada. Present your apps and experience to representatives of the annual QPAC conference from across Canada! Your app and presentation may change the way other provinces look at legislative data, online licensing and open data policies!
What are we building?
Anything you like! It would be great if it uses legislative data. We want to see what you can come up with! Focus on multiple jurisdictions, or just one.
For more information, please see the announcement.
Several posts and videos have been published about the legal hacking events — the Brooklyn Law School Legal Hackathon (held 15 April 2012); the Georgetown Law Center Iron Tech Lawyer Competition, held 18 April 2012; and the International Legislation Unhackathon (held 19 May 2012) — that have taken place in recent weeks (If you know of others, please mention them in the comments):
Here are videos and posts about/from the Brooklyn Law School Legal Hackathon:
- Videos from the Brooklyn Law School Legal Hackathon [on YouTube]
- Videos from the Hackathon [on ustream]
- Nick Allard at BLIP Legal Hackathon
- Bianca Bosker, Legal Hackathon Challenges Lawyers To Think Like Hackers
- David Canton, Legal Hackathon
- Tim Hwang, Horses to Water [slides]
- Lea Rosen, Hack the Law
- sethopia, Hacking the Law [on Slashdot]
- Phil Weiss, Reflections on a Legal Hackathon
Here are posts and videos about the the Georgetown Law Center Iron Tech Lawyer Competition:
- Ron Friedmann, Iron Tech Lawyer Competition at Georgetown Law School
- Nightly Business Report story on the Georgetown Law Center Iron Tech Lawyer Competition
- Greg Lambert, The Next Generation of Computers Practicing Law