Legal Hacking: Upcoming Events

Legal hacking is a movement.

Daniel Martin Katz has written a post about the legal hacking movement: The #LegalHack Movement -or- The HomeBrew Computer Club of the Legal Industry, Computational Legal Studies.

Dan Lear has published an article describing the legal hacking movement: Hacking the Law, Law Practice Today, January 2014.

A conference of the legal hacking movement — called Legal Hackers Congress 2015 — was held 24-25 April 2015 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Before this post was originally written, at least two legal hackathons had been held:

Several legal hacking events — i.e., meetings at which developers engage in coding or other development activities leading to the creation of new digital legal information and communication technologies, and many of which are organized by these Legal Hacking, Technology, and Innovation Groupshave since been held, or are scheduled for the coming weeks [if you know of others, please mention them in the comments]:

Many of the events use the Twitter hashtag #legalhack

The events listed in this post focus on legal technology development. Some use the term legal hackathon to refer to events at which law reform proposals are developed (e.g., Harvard’s Legal Hackathon, held February 22, 2013); such law reform events are not listed in this post.

Thanks to Ed Walters and Roger Skalbeck for suggestions.

[NOTE: Updated and thoroughly edited on 21 September 2013.]

[NOTE: Updated 13 August 2013 to add CanLII law, government and open data conference and hackathon and Law Mining Hackathon at OKCon 2013.]

[NOTE: Updated 20 January 2013 to correct date of Law Hack Camp London, and to add Legal tech hackathon on trademark technology.]

[NOTE: Updated 27 October 2012 to add Law Hack Camp, London.]

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50 Responses to Legal Hacking: Upcoming Events

  1. legalinformatics says:

    Legal hacking is a movement: Other upcoming legal hacking events #LegalHack #freelaw #opengovdata #opengov

  2. DC Legal Hackers

    On 5-6 October 2013 they are co-organizing an East Coast Legal Hackathon, with NYC Legal Hackers:


    ‘DC Legal Hackathon

    ‘On October 5 and 6, 2013, the DC and NYC Legal Hackers Meetups will join forces for the 2013 East Coast Legal Hackathon. The legal hackathon will address the topic “Green Tape: Using Open Data to Promote Regulatory Efficiency.” The DC portion of the hackathon will take place at [location TBD], and will be followed by a ridiculously great after party. […]‘

    HT @DCLegalHackers

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    Civic Hacking: Legal Viz Hackathon hosted by Ravel Law
    Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 3:00 PM –
    Monday, September 30, 2013 at 7:00 PM (PDT)
    Palo Alto, CA
    HT @deliprao

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  7. stefaniapassera says:

    We are having a second Legal Design Jam in SF, on Saturday 12 October. More info about the event:

    More info about the Jams so far (we will build a homepage for the upcoming Jams ASAP):

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  16. Apr 24: Legal Hackers Congress – Legal Practice Version 2.0, Chicago

    Special Event – Legal Hackers Congress – Legal Practice Version 2.0 – April 24th

    Friday, Apr 24, 2015, 7:00 PM

    444 N Wabash Ave. Chicago, IL

    6 Members Attending

    The Legal Hackers Congress is the first retreat of legal-hacking, civic-hacking, and legal-tech community leaders around the world to discuss and workshop the growth of these movements. We are pleased to host the opening reception of the Congress, where we will be holding a panel on the next wave of legal practice–version 2.0. Join us for an eveni…

    Check out this Meetup →

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