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News about the Duke Law Tech Lab

The Duke Law Tech Lab is a pre-accelerator program providing companies creating legal, compliance, or policy technology tools with the connections and insight to take them to the next level.

Accepted teams provide deliverables along a set schedule, receive expert advice and crowd-sourced feedback on strategic issues, connect with key players and mentors in the far-reaching Duke Law network, and demo their products at a culminating celebration event.


In the News

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    On a Friday afternoon in April, about 150 people crowded into the Bullpen, Duke’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship hub in downtown Durham, filling the high-ceilinged spaces of the former tobacco warehouse alongside walls of whiteboards and flatscreens. They were there to listen as seven entrepreneurs pitched them their ideas for applying technology to a profession that has historically been resistant to such overtures: the law.

  • Duke Law Tech Lab hosts demo day for legal tech startups
  • Duke Law Tech Lab hosts Demo Day & Celebration April 7

    You are invited to the 2017 Duke Law Tech Lab Demo Day & Celebration. Duke Law is taking a leading role at the intersection of law and technology, and we believe the Triangle can lead the way in legal technology development and law tech investment. » Read more

  • Duke Law Groups Partner with Leading Artificial Intelligence Innovator

    Legal tech innovator and leading artificial intelligence tool ROSS Intelligence is partnering with Duke Law to expand access to legal services and explore the future of law and technology.

    Among other collaborations, ROSS will not only offer its AI-based research tool to various Duke Law courses and library researches but also will provide mentorship to start-ups involved with the Duke Law Tech Lab, Duke Law’s pre-accelerator program for legal technologies.

    After already speaking with law school faculty last fall, ROSS Intelligence CEO and Co-Founder Andrew Arruda will share his thoughts AI, legal innovation, and the role of technology in expanding access to legal services at an upcoming session with students from the law school and beyond. The open lunchtime event, co-sponsored by Duke Law Technology Review, the Duke Law Tech Lab, and the Law & Entrepreneurship Society, will take place on January 19th in Room 3041.

    “The folks at ROSS, and Andrew in particular, have helped to bolster Duke Law’s march toward being a leading center of law tech innovation,” says Jeff Ward, Associate Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Start-Up Ventures Clinic. “Andrew will work with start-ups in the Duke Law Tech Lab this spring, and will continue to share his insights with entrepreneurs across campus at Duke. More than anything, though, we appreciate ROSS’s commitment to ensuring that legal tools help to expand access to legal services among the underserved. I can't wait to see what ROSS and Duke Law will be able to accomplish together.”

    “We are very proud to announce our partnership with Duke Law. Working with Duke Law Tech Lab startups, having students and faculty gain access to ROSS technology and working together to improve access to justice is something we are very much looking forward to” says Arruda. “I'm excited by what ROSS and Duke law will be able to accomplish together.”

    Mr. Arruda—named as one of Legal Week’s “Top 20 Legal IT Innovators 2016” and, along with his co-founders, to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list—will also speak with Triangle-area entrepreneurs at Durham’s American Underground (event RSVP) and with students involved with some of Duke Law’s key access to justice initiatives.


The Legal Technology Laboratory (LTL)

The Duke Law Tech Lab is now working with the Legal Technology Laboratory (LTL), a unique initiative that brings law students and faculty together with legal technology innovators within the context of innovative prototyping and development projects related to the practice of
law and policy making.

Read about the LTL community


Contact Us

Jeff Ward
(919) 613-7153 | ward@law.duke.edu
Duke Law School
210 Science Dr.
Box 90360
Durham, North Carolina 27708-0360