The Innovation Center for Law and Technology at New York Law School provides 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, innovation in the delivery of legal services, and the growth of technology-driven fields such as legal operations, legal design, and product counseling;
- legaltech applications in fields such as contract automation, litigation software, legal informatics, and artificial intelligence;
- intellectual property, data privacy, fashion, media, and entertainment; and,
- transactional practice in areas such as intellectual property licensing, software-as-a-service agreements, and privacy policies.
A key aspect of the work of the Innovation Center is the development of sophisticated and powerful software applications and tools that aid the practice of law, support fields such as compliance and legal operations, and promote the public interest.
The Innovation Center In the News
July 6, 2020: Richard Chused’s article, “Sculpture, Industrial Design, Architecture, and the Right to Control Use of Publicly Displayed Works,” has been selected as one of the best articles of 2019 related to entertainment, publishing, and/or the arts for inclusion in the 2020 edition of Entertainment, Publishing, and the Arts Handbook, an anthology published annually by Thomson Reuters (West). The piece ran in the Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property. This is the second time in four years that an article of Richard’s has been so honored. (His article, “Appropriate(d) Moments,” which ran in the Fordham Intellectual Property, Media, and Entertainment Law Journal, was published in 2015 and selected for inclusion in the 2016 anthology.) In addition, on July 28 at 4:30 p.m., Richard will present at a virtual event hosted by the West Tisbury Free Public Library on Martha’s Vineyard. His remarks, followed by a Q&A, will focus on the famous graffiti site in Queens commonly called 5Pointz. Learn more and register.
June 22, 2020: Houman Shadab released his new working paper, “Software is Scholarship,” on the Social Science Research Network.
May 11, 2020: Richard Chused completed the following scholarly work that will be published later this year: “Protectable ‘Art’: Urinals, Shredders, and Bananas” in the Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal. This summer, he is working on another copyright article.
March 26, 2020: Richard Chused’s latest article has been accepted for publication in the Fordham Intellectual Property, Media, and Entertainment Law Journal for publication in volume 31 later this year. The article is titled “Protectable ‘Art’: Urinals, Shredders, and Bananas.” The piece is a commentary on copyright issues arising out of the use of everyday objects in two- and three-dimensional works. In addition, Richard is working on a project about the interactions between Charging Bull and Fearless Girl located in the Financial District and the importance of composition in the copyright law of artistic works.
February 22, 2020: Richard Chused authored “$6.75 Million Judgment in Favor of Aerosol Artists Affirmed by United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit” – Property Thoughts
February 7, 2020: Joseph M. Forgione moderated a CLE panel titled “The Perspective of In-House Counsel on IP Matters” at the 2020 Fashion Law Conference hosted by the Federal Bar Association. The panel, which included top lawyers from Coty, Estée Lauder, and Urban Outfitters, explored best practices in intellectual property matters from the perspective of in-house counsel.
December 16, 2019: Karen Ash ’80 mentioned “2020 Notable Women in Law” – Crain’s NY Business
December 10, 2019: Richard Sherwin’s scholarly articles have been downloaded more than 3,000 times, landing him in the top 5 percent for articles downloaded on SSRN.
November 11, 2019: Richard Chused has authored a new post on his blog titled “Shame on a Church for Mutilating a Keith Haring Mural.” It critiques a church for cutting a set of Keith Haring figures out of the wall of a three-story stairwell in a building it is planning to sell and sending the Haring figures to Bonhams for auction. Read the post.
September 19, 2019: The second of Richard Chused’s four articles scheduled for release this year has just gone live: “Some Thoughts About Fair Use and Harm to Third Parties,” published on the UCLA Law Review’s Discourse site. Read the piece here. He has two additional forthcoming articles, one in the Northwest Law and Technology Journal and the other in the Akron Law Journal.
September 11, 2019: Richard Chused’s article, “‘Temporary’ Conceptual Art: Property and Copyright, Hopes and Prayers,” has been published in the latest issue of the Rutgers Computer & Technology Law Journal.
July 9, 2019: Richard Chused gave a talk titled “From Picasso to Warhol to Koons: Art Appropriation or Just Plain Theft?” at the West Tisbury Free Public Library on Martha’s Vineyard.
June 20, 2019: Richard Sherwin’s book, Law, Culture and Visual Studies, has amassed over 58,000 chapter downloads since it appeared in 2013. In 2018, the book was in the top 25 percent of eBooks downloaded in its category. In addition, Richard’s SSRN rating remains in the top 5 percent.
June 13, 2019: Richard Chused’s writing will be published in upcoming issues of several scholarly journals. His piece, “Some Thoughts About Fair Use and Harm to Third Parties” has been accepted for online publication by the UCLA Law Review’s Discourse site. In addition, this fall, the Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property will publish his article, “Sculpture, Industrial Design, Architecture, and the Right to Control Use of Publicly Displayed Works.”
June 4, 2019: Richard Sherwin’s article, “Visual Literacy for the Legal Profession,” has been published in the latest issue of the Journal of Legal Education. Find the article here and coverage on TaxProf Blog here.
June 2, 2019: Richard Sherwin co-organized a conference in Kyoto, Japan, entitled “Presence and Simulation: Law, Emotion, and Social Bonding.” His paper “Legitimating Law in a Digital State” addressed emerging issues in political theology.