Access to Justice: Emerging Tech Solutions

About This Session

This presentation will highlight emerging technologies that are currently addressing barriers to justice, ranging from open casebooks to artificial intelligence functionality for open legal data repositories, and how these types of emerging tech can level the playing field for all stakeholders in the justice system. Access to Justice: Emerging Tech Solutions also aims to foster creativity and problem-solving in libraries and law schools by providing attendees with practical methods to think about and develop solutions to society’s greatest problems within the classroom. Attendees will achieve the following learning objectives:

  • Learn about the latest lineup of new startups and emerging tech developments that are fostering access to justice
  • Understand the audiences, both intended and unintended, who benefit from open access resources
  • Equip public service law graduates and library patrons with a portfolio of open access tools
  • Leverage library expertise to cost-effectively invest in and build open access solutions for local communities to address barriers to justice
  • Design a seminar for students to learn how to tackle unforeseen challenges in the justice system using design thinking theory and open access tools

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Agnes Gambill

  • Head of Scholarly Communications, Appalachian State University

Agnes Gambill is Head of Scholarly Communications for Appalachian State University.  Her work involves matters pertaining to copyright, intellectual property, open access, open educational resources, scholarly publishing, and digital humanities.  She is the chair of the Digital Humanities Working Group at ASU and the former Managing Director of the Duke Law Tech Lab, an accelerator for legal te

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