Assemble the Big Stuff and Occupy the Process: "Using Technology to Improve the Law and Using the Law to Improve Technology” – A Homage to the BLIP* Clinic Hackathon

Harold O'Grady, Brooklyn Law School
Lloyd Carew-Reid, Brooklyn Law School

Occupy Wall Street and the expanding global impact of social networking technologies have reminded us that we all have a right to participate actively in the process of making laws and in controlling the impact these laws have on us. This session will report on the ground-breaking work that BLIP clinicians are doing, using the well-known coder-hackathon model to assemble people and groups via social networking tools to bring together law schools, their faculty, students and staff in a more inclusive legislative process.

* Brooklyn Law Incubator & Policy Clinic, founded by Professor Jonathan Askin, functions as a modern, technology-oriented law firm. In its first annual Legal Hackathon, faculty, students, librarians and technology professionals collaborated to engage lawyers, advocates, and technologists in creating laws with greater citizen involvement.

Schedule info

Time slot: 
23 June 10:30 - 11:30