Field of Practice: Technology and Legal Innovation
The Technology and Legal Innovation Section of the Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice explores the use of technology in the practice of law. Students in this clinic design and implement technology projects aimed at assisting legal practitioners and increasing access to justice. Students learn to write software code and work with data and then put these skills into practice to solve real-world legal problems. This is a one-semester clinic.
More information is available at http://loyolalawtech.org
The Technology and Legal Innovation section projects for the most recent year include:
- Good Time Calculator
Helps calculate diminution in sentence for good behavior for inmates sentenced under Louisiana law.
- Multiple Bill Calculator
Helps Louisiana lawyers quickly calculate minimum and maximum sentences under the state's Habitual Offender Law.
An application that monitors changes to the Orleans Criminal Court Docket Master and allows practitioners to stay informed about the latest activity in their cases.
Aims to replace West's big and expensive handbook of criminal laws with a free, digital alternative.
Search engine and API for Louisiana Laws.