Jack Cushman

Harvard Library Innovation Lab

Jack Cushman is a lecturer at law at Harvard Law School, where he teaches Computer Programming for Lawyers, and a senior developer at the Harvard Library Innovation Lab, where he works on the Caselaw Access Project, a free database of every precedential decision published by a court within the United States. He is also a fellow of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society.

Prior to joining Harvard, Mr. Cushman practiced as an appellate litigator at the firm of Stern, Shapiro, Weissberg, and Garin. His cases included Finch v. Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority, a pro bono challenge that restored health insurance coverage to some 38,000 class members.

Mr. Cushman graduated from Northeastern University School of Law in 2008, and clerked for Justice Margot Botsford of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.

My Sessions

Should Law Students Learn to Code? 

Grand Ballroom A

In the age of Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things, and other software-driven changes to society, there is no longer a question that all lawyers should understand computer programming. Some lawyers should know how to code. This session will address the contours of this knowledge, discuss the best ways to provide students with a basic […]

Academic Track