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Jeannette Eicks

Vermont Law School

Jeannette Eicks is a Research Professor of Law at Vermont Law School where she is the Co-Director of the Center for Legal Innovation. She teaches Evidence, Technology for Lawyers, Addressing Climate Change through RegTech, Cybersecurity Law, eLawyering, Law Practice Management, eDiscovery & Big Data, and Building Legal Applications for Social Justice. She facilitates collaborative projects between students, faculty and industry partners and advises students seeking commercialization paths for their legal apps. Her published works include “Evidence Challenge,” an Evidence learning game published by LexisNexis in 2014, and a chapter in “Educating the Digital Lawyer,” an eBook co-edited by Professor Goodenough and published by LexisNexis in 2012. Her article “UPL: An Aging Rule in a DIY Culture” is forthcoming as is her chapter in the Oxford Press Legal Technology Compendium tentatively titled “Contracts as Software.”

Professor Eicks’ past experiences include serving as CEO of an application development and Internet consulting firm, directing information technology for Vermont Law School, and establishing several computer science degree programs during her tenure as a Professor and Department Chair at Vermont Technical College.

Professor Eicks received her B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., J.D. from Vermont Law School, and Master of Internet Strategy Management from Marlboro College.

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 […]

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Algorithms and Hidden Biases: What Responsibilities do Lawyers Have to ‘look under the hood’ of Legal AI?

Grand Ballroom A

With the development of algorithm audit companies like O’Neil’s ORCAA (O’Neil is the author of Weapons of Math Destruction) and cities like New York creating algorithm accountability laws, lawyers cannot wait to be told that they have an obligation to critically investigate the algorithms they use. This program will address questions surrounding how legal artificial […]

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