Innovation Center for Law and Technology
The Innovation Center for Law and Technology provides New York Law School students with a cutting-edge approach to education and skills training in law and technology. Through courses, software development projects, events, and research, the Innovation Center brings together practitioners, students, and scholars to create the future of legal practice.
The Innovation Center promotes career pathways in a wide variety of areas at the intersection of law and technology, including digital transformation of the legal profession and the growth of technology-driven fields such as legal operations; legaltech applications in areas such as contract automation and artificial intelligence; and transactional practice in areas such as intellectual property licensing, software-as-a-service agreements, privacy, fashion, and media.
A key aspect of the Innovation Center’s work is the research and development of software applications that aid the practice of law, support in-house counsel and compliance, and promote the public interest. Students develop software as part of the Center's work with leading corporations such as Microsoft, hackathons, and other activities.
All NYLS students are welcome to join the Center as affiliates. Affiliating enables students to enhance their specialized knowledge and skills in intellectual property, privacy, and technology law; expand their networks; advance their professional development; and participate in Center events.
Houman B. Shadab
Professor of Law
Director, Innovation Center for Law and Technology
The Center provides a forum for events focused on intellectual property, data and privacy, information and technology, and innovation and entrepreneurship.