Innovation Lab Law and Technology Demos

Interested in how technologies such as artificial intelligence can improve legal services? Join Northwestern Law and Northwestern Engineering for the Innovation Lab “Law and Technology” Demos.

When: Tuesday, April 14, 2020

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. CST - Project Demos and Q&A led by Judges

Where: Online on Zoom - Login Details Will be Provided

Note: Registration is required. Register now.


Seven teams of Northwestern Law, Master of Science in Law, Computer Science, and Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence students worked with project partners to address real-world challenges. The interdisciplinary teams developed technology solutions, under the direction of Professors Kris Hammond and Dan Linna.

Our project partners submitted significant challenges:

  • Actuate Law & Allstate – Building Better Privacy Compliance: Data Subject Access Requests
  • Bluhm Legal Clinic – Eviction Court Navigator
  • Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office – Orders of Protection - Domestic Violence
  • Honigman – Health Law: Innovating Compliance with Stark Law
  • Simplifire-IACCM – Distance Measurement for Contract Revisions
  • Orrick, Supreme Court & Appellate Group – Case Information Extraction and Flashcard Generation
  • Thomson Reuters Labs & Judge Wilfredo Martinez – Human Trafficking Judicial Case Management

A panel of experts will assess the technology prototypes:

  • Dr. Khalid Al-Kofahi, Thomson Reuters, Vice President, Research and Development and Head, Center for AI and Cognitive Computing
  • Jason Barnwell, Microsoft, Assistant General Counsel-Modern Legal
  • Farrah Pepper, Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., Chief Legal Innovation Counsel
  • Luke Tanen, Chicago Innovation, Executive Director

The Innovation Lab is designed to immerse students in the innovation process. Students work as part of a multidisciplinary team to explore a problem relating to the legal profession, understand the stakeholders' needs, brainstorm, prototype, and test ideas, and iterate through the development of a technology-based solution.