Jeff Ward

Duke School of Law

As Director of the Duke Center on Law & Technology, Jeff aims not only to help lawyers thrive in tech-driven legal practice but also to facilitate Duke’s leadership at the intersection of law and technology. The Center does this with programs such as the Duke Law Tech Lab, a pre-accelerator for legal technology companies, and the Access Tech Tools initiative, a program to help students and Duke’s community partners to employ both human-centered design thinking and available technologies to create tools to enhance access to legal services. In his courses, such as Law & Policy Lab: Blockchain and Frontier Robotics & AI: Law & Ethics, Jeff and his students explore the technologies that are here, the emerging technologies that are near, and the frontier technologies that make us say “Oh, my dear!”

My Sessions

Lawyer Entrepreneurship: Teaching Lawyers to Innovate and Disrupt

Grand Ballroom E

In law schools we teach students to think like lawyers. Some law schools are now provoking disruption by offering courses that teach law students how to create their own businesses, which may focus on innovating, working on the edges of, or even replacing legal practice. This panel will discuss how law schools are currently fostering […]

Academic Track