Category Archives: Software

deLevie: Tools for working with FCC legal data: fccrcd.link and ecfs.link

Alan deLevie of 18F has launched two tools for working with legal data from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC): fccrcd.link Description: Provides permalinks to the FCC Record Code: https://github.com/adelevie/fccrcd.link ecfs.link Description: A tool for exporting filings from the U.S. … Continue reading

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Katz and Bommarito: Legal Analytics Course: Website, Course Materials, and Code

Daniel Martin Katz and Michael Bommarito of Michigan State University and its ReInvent Law Laboratory have launched a Website for their course entitled Legal Analytics. The site includes course materials, slides, and code. The site is described in their recent … Continue reading

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Hack4Congress Legislative Hackathon and Conference: Results, storify, links, and resources

#Hack4Congress: A “Not-Just-for-Technologists” Event to Fix Congress with the OpenGov Foundation — a legislative hackathon — was held January 30-February 1, 2015, at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. The event’s Website is available at: http://www.ash.harvard.edu/Home/Challenges-to-Democracy/Events/Hack4Congress The winners … Continue reading

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Le Hackie Awards 2014: DC Legal Hackers honor leaders and innovations in the legal hacking community

Le Hackie Awards 2014 — an event, organized by DC Legal Hackers, that honored leaders and innovations in the legal hacking community — were held 3 December 2014 in Washington, DC, USA. One Twitter hashtag for the event was #legalhack … Continue reading

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Colarusso: Beta release of new programming language for lawyers: QnA Markup; Comments welcome

David Colarusso of Public Counsel Services has released a beta version of a new programming language for lawyers, called QnA Markup, and he welcomes comments on it. The project’s Website is at: http://www.qnamarkup.org/ The code is available at: https://github.com/colarusso/QnAMarkup The … Continue reading

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MIT Legal PrototypeJam, 14-16 November 2014, Boston, Massachusetts: Links and resources

MIT Legal PrototypeJam is being held 14-16 November 2014, at District Hall in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. The Webpage for the event is at: https://ecitizen.mit.edu/prototypejam The blog for the event is at: http://prototypejam.wordpress.com/ Projects worked on at the event are listed … Continue reading

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Starger: New version 2.0 of SCOTUS Mapper software

Colin Starger of the University of Baltimore has released a new version 2.0 of his SCOTUS Mapper software, which visualizes traditions of U.S. federal judicial doctrine. Here are excerpts from the announcement: […] The latest version of this doctrinal mapping … Continue reading

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