NYSBA Co-hosts National Legal Innovation Tournament With Hofstra Law School

By NYSBA Staff

NYSBA Co-hosts National Legal Innovation Tournament With Hofstra Law School

9.15.2022

By NYSBA Staff

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The New York State Bar Association, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, and Hofstra’s School of Engineering and Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship will host a virtual National Legal Innovation Tournament on Oct. 7. The interdisciplinary tournament will bring together law and computer science students from across the country to compete to design apps that will help change the face of dispute resolution.

“Embracing new technology and understanding how it can affect and improve the practice of law is an issue and a focus during my term. I am so pleased to be co-hosting this event with my alma mater,” said New York State Bar Association President Sherry Levin Wallach.

The tournament is open to all law and computer science students, as well as LLM students. Students will be teamed with computer science students from Hofstra University and legal experts in the fields of dispute resolution, as well as seasoned litigators.

Finalists will work with Hofstra University’s computer technologists to develop a prototype of the app. The winning team will receive $500 thanks to the generous support of the Dispute Resolution Section of the New York State Bar Association.

Hofstra Law hosted its first National Legal Innovation Tournament in January 2021 for New York state law students. The tournament consisted of 13 teams from eight New York law schools. Hofstra Law students Jordon Flanigan, Suzanne Hassani, Nicole Kelly and Veronica Patel won for their app to simplify the complex debt collection process. The team worked with Hofstra computer engineering student Jason Jackrel.

Students can register as individuals or teams of three or four. Individual registrants will be placed on a team. No prior technical background is required, and there is no cost to participate.

Registration for the National Legal Innovation Tournament is found here.

 

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