Students compete for top honors in legal app building course
Cornell Law School will hold its annual Law Apps Showcase event online on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 4:00 PM EST. The event is free and members of the public can register here to attend online.
This 3rd annual event will feature expertise-automation apps developed by students in the Cornell Law course, Delivering Legal Services Through Technology, taught at Cornell Tech in NYC by Cornell Tech Associate Dean, Matthew D’Amore with Adjunct Professors, Scott Rechtschaffen of Littler Mendelson and Kevin Mulcahy of Neota Logic, along with other legal tech leaders.
The course curriculum is designed to help students understand the rapidly transforming legal landscape while also developing the hands-on app-development skills that are becoming essential in the practice of law.
The applications that will be presented by students at the event are:
- GDPR Compliance Advisor: Are you in compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation?
- FDCPA Debt Assessment Tool: Is the debt subject to collection?
- Employee Retention Credit Eligibility Advisor: Does your business qualify for the COVID Employee Retention Credit?
- Trade Secret Risk Evaluator: Are you at risk of losing trade secrecy?
- Trademark Infringement Advisor: Did you infringe on that trademark?
- CETA Hidden App Detector: Might there be hidden apps on your Android phone? And if so, how can you remove them?
- Visa Status Advisor: Is your non-immigrant VISA eligibility at risk due to COVID-19?
- CCPA Consigliere: Does the California Consumer Privacy Act apply to your organization?
The expert judges for the event are:
- Meredith Williams-Range – Chief Knowledge and Client Value Officer, Shearman & Sterling LLP
- Ron Friedmann – Senior Director Analyst, Gartner
- Sylvia Kwakye – Text Systems and Data Science Specialist, Legal Information Institute, Cornell Law School
Cornell Law Adjunct Professor Scott Rechtschaffen noted:
“All law students need to know how to leverage technology to deliver services — and this course helps them develop those essential skills. And this semester, the students have done a tremendous job of creating new ways to deliver legal services on challenging topics.”
The teams will be judged in a number of categories, including “Excellence in User Experience,” “Excellence in Leveraging Technology” and “Best Overall Application.”
For more information, contact Ayame Mei of Neota Logic at firstname.lastname@example.org.