The Center offers technical instruction and funding for lawyers and law students interested in collaborating to design and author substantive legal software, such as self-help software for unrepresented parties, educational games, and legal expert systems. Student participants are eligible for two credits of supervised legal research and a completed project satisfies the skills requirement for graduation. Project leaders are eligible for the Claude Mood Scarborough Fellowship.
- J.D. or completion of the first year of law school in good academic standing (transcript required)
- Completion of Professional Responsibility or Problems in Professional Responsibility
- Submission of an individual or team project proposal capable of implementation within one calendar year, including a time line, budget, and evidence of feasibility (2,500 word maximum)
- Evidence of an institutional partnership, such as a letter of reference from the representative of a bar association, court, government agency or other organization that can offer access and assistance in the implementation of the project; or partnership with a software designer
Applications for project support are accepted throughout the year. For more information, contact Elizabeth Chambliss at firstname.lastname@example.org.