Law and Technology Initiative

The Initiative operates at the intersection of law and technology, including legal-services delivery technologies and laws and regulations governing technologies. Our vision for the Initiative is a partnership between Pritzker School of Law, McCormick School of Engineering, and external partners such as law firms, corporate legal departments, legal aid organizations, courts, other legal-services providers, legal technology companies, and information providers.

As part of the Initiative, we are planning a series of engaging events. In addition to Monthly Meetings, we plan to host training seminars, academic workshops, distinguished speakers, and an annual conference. We will also continue to undertake research and development projects with external partners, including in our Innovation Lab class, which was highlighted in this article.

The Initiative Monthly Meetings will focus on:

  1. building a community of practitioners, scholars, and students;
  2. sharing information, research, and other resources within this community;
  3. gathering feedback from the practitioner community regarding their challenges, needs, and interests; and
  4. providing Initiative updates.

Meetings held the first Thursday of each month (beginning September 5, 2019).

At the September 5, 2019 meeting, approximately 120 practitioners, allied professionals, law faculty and students, and computer science faculty and students engaged in wide ranging discussion about Law and Technology challenges. This Northwestern Engineering News article summarizes the event.

Recent past events

Upcoming Events

Monday, November 21, 2022, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Central Time, Hybrid

JusticeTech: How Technology is Revolutionizing Access to Justice 

When: Monday, November 21, 2022 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. CT

Where: RB180 and Online via Zoom - Login details will be provided following registration. 

Open to: Northwestern students, faculty, and staff.

Registration link

Registration is required.


  • Sonja Ebron, Courtroom5, CEO, founding member of Justice Technology Association 
  • Yousef Kassim, Easy Expunctions, CEO, founding member of Justice Technology Association 
  • Conor Malloy, Law Center for Better Housing, Supervising Attorney & Rentervention Director 
  • Teri Ross, Illinois Legal Aid Online, Executive Director 


  • Daniel W. Linna Jr., Senior Lecturer and Director of Law and Technology Initiatives, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and McCormick School of Engineering

This is a hybrid event. We will meet in RB 180, with an option to join on Zoom. If you’re attending in person, please RSVP for lunch here. Lunch RSVP link 

To join via Zoom, please register here. Registration Link 

This program is approved for 1 general CLE credit hour in Illinois. To receive Illinois CLE credit, please fill out this CLE Request Survey after attending the program by November 9th, 2022. Late requests for credit cannot be accommodated. This program is only approved for CLE credit in Illinois. If you would like an attendance certificate to use when you self-apply for credit in another state, please indicate this on the survey.

This Northwestern Law and Technology Initiative event is co-sponsored by the Public Interest Law Group (PILG).

Thank you to LKQ Corporation for its support of the Law and Technology Initiative.

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