Episode 23 - Legal Hackers with Jonathan Askin

This week we explore the application of the 1960s MIT hacker spirit to the legal profession, policy and conflict resolution. Jonathan Askin was an originator of the international Legal Hacker movement and shares his insights on where the movement has come from, some of its accomplishments and hopes for where it might go in the future.

What is a Hackathon? A hackathon is an intense, really short event where groups come together to collaboratively design usable software programs to address specific challenges.

A few interesting things mentioned in this episode:

White Hat Hackers

BC Civil Resolution Tribunal

Noam Wasserman

Code for America

Visit legalhackers.org to find a Legal Hackers chapter near you or to find resources to start your own.

You can find out about upcoming Vancouver Legal Hackers Events on their meet-up site www.meetup.com/LegalHackersVAN/

Find Jonathan Askin @jaskin 

How are you fusing tech into your peacemaking process? Let us know @overconflict



Jonathan Askin

Jonathanis a professor at Brooklyn Law School, teaching technology, telecommunications, and entrepreneurial law and policy. He is the Founder of the Brooklyn Law Incubator & Clinic, which represents Internet, new media, communications and other tech entrepreneurs, startups, innovators and organizations on business development, policy advocacy and law reform. He is also the Faculty Chair and Innovation Catalyst for the Brooklyn Law Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship. Jonathan has served as a Visiting Professorial Fellow at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London, a Fellow at the Columbia Institute for Tele-Information, an Adjunct Professor at Columbia Law School, and Founder/Advisor to iLINC, a network of legal support clinics for the European startup community. Jonathan spent Spring 2016 as a Visiting Professor at the MIT Media Lab and Summer 2016 as a Fulbright Scholar with the University of Amsterdam.

Jonathan chaired the Internet Governance Working Group for the Obama’08 Presidential Campaign. He has served as lead counsel and on the boards of many communications and Internet ventures, industry associations, and consumer advocacy groups. Jonathan is an honors grad of both Harvard College and Rutgers Law School.