Tech for Justice Hackathon and Roundtable on Teaching Tech bring ABA TECHSHOW to Chicago-Kent

Friday, March 11, 2016

Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Tech will host two events relating to the ABA TECHSHOW this month. Over the weekend of March 12 to 13, the free, public Tech for Justice Hackathon aims to bring together lawyers, judges, legal aid workers, technologists, domestic violence experts, activists, entrepreneurs, city and state representatives, business stakeholders, and concerned individuals with a variety of skills to identify and create law practice-based technology solutions to roadblocks in access to justice in the domestic violence context.

The hackathon will focus on three aspects of domestic violence cases:

  • legal conflict prevention and escape preparation
  • emergency crisis support
  • post-crisis support

Mentors, including legal, domestic violence and technology experts, will be present to advise project teams throughout the event.

Judges will include legal aid representatives, domestic violence advocates, domestic violence survivors, community organizers, and justice technology experts. Awards will be given to the top three teams, and prizes ranging from $500 to $1,000 will go to local shelters of the winners' choice.

Visit the event web page to find more details, including the daily agendas, and a link to register online.

During the morning of Wednesday, March 16, Chicago-Kent will host a Dean's Roundtable on Teaching Technology in the Academy. This free, half-day conference will provide an opportunity for law school faculty and administration, law students and practitioners to discuss the "how and what" of teaching technology.

The format will be a panel discussion moderated by Dean Ellen Suni of University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Law, which will be followed by a discussion forum with members of the audience. Panelists include:

  • Vice Dean Robert B. Ahdieh, Emory University School of Law
  • Professor Oliver Goodenough, Vermont Law School
  • Professor William Henderson, Maurer School of Law at Indiana University Bloomington
  • Assistant Dean Daniel Linna, Michigan State University College of Law
  • Professor Ronald W. Staudt, Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Tech

Visit the event web page for full details and to register online.