I was lucky to attend the Legal Technology Laboratory (LTL) Prototype Jam today at the UMKC School of Law and the Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation to hear about various projects in the legal tech space.

The people (lawyers, developers, entrepreneurs, and more) behind these projects are doing great things and will no doubt change the world using technology and the law.

I began taking notes on the projects as they were presented and thought I’d share them here on the Venture Legal Blog. Here are the 13 projects and links where you might be able to learn more:

  • Start-up Advisor Toolkit – Founders Term Sheet Generator: A tool to help founders (and their lawyers) organize their agreement on various deal terms within an operating agreement.  More at law.umkc.edu/directory/faculty-directory/name/anthony-tony-luppino.
  • Start-up Advisor Toolkit – LLC Formation Suite of Tools: A tool to take user input on company information and agreement terms and use that input to generate an entire suite of legal documents for founders and their lawyers. More at www.lawhelpinteractive.org & law.duke.edu/fac/jward.
  • Developing New Applications for Smart Contracts: Using AI assembly, legal chat bots, legal analytics, and more, to make a written contract machine readable to make smart contracts on the blockchain that anyone can use. More at & twitter.com/awrigh01.
  • Legal Specification Language to Underpin Legal Innovation, Automation and Smart Contracts: Creating an open source platform for supporting smart contracting and smart regulation. More at www.vermontlaw.edu/directory/person?name=Goodenough,Oliver
  • Law by Design – Building a Smarter Legal Internet Search: How to make search engines better front doors to the legal system. For example, if you are evicted, they want to make it easier to find helpful resources through search engines. More at www.legaltechdesign.com & @margarethagan
  • Renovating Abandoned Properties through Improving Real Estate Decision Support: Make it easier to find and buy vacant land and to help property owners better maintain their land so it doesn’t become vacant. More at law.umkc.edu/directory/faculty-directory/name/michael-robak
  • Streamlining Regulatory Processes for Granting Permits and Licenses: Developing an application to help small businesses figure out what permits they need and how to go about getting those permits (for now, plumbers, who might need 2 to 6 different permits in Kansas City, Missouri to operate). More at www.linkedin.com/in/chriskopecky
  • Using Automated Approaches to Assess Compliance with Data Protection Laws: How to use AI and data mining to determine if corporate documents and policies are in compliance with privacy laws. More at twitter.com/jaskin
  • Smart Cities, Sensors and Privacy Law: Working on tools that can help smart cities collect data while maintaining compliance with privacy laws by implanting the policies into the devices themselves. More: www.vermontlaw.edu/directory/person?name=Eicks,Jeannette
  • Law Schools Network of Clinics-Driven Data Analytics for Entrepreneurship Policy – Building the platform and insights from Europe: Researching what can be done by entrepreneurial law clinics and policy makers to help startups and then making recommendations based on their findings. More at www.linkedin.com/in/john-cummins-75290a8
  • Incubator/Residency Programs-Driven Data Analytics for Entrepreneurship Policy: Bringing an entrepreneurial approach to the delivery of legal services by building tools to help lawyers find clients, engage clients, and provide better services to them. More at www.legal.io, twitter.com/lai, and & www.justice-bridge.org.
  • Understanding and Influencing Media and Telecoms Legal Policy Making: Using existing data to help entrepreneurs better navigate cumbersome government regulations and relationships between policy makers and lawyers. More at academic.kcura.com/relativity & www.law.msu.edu/faculty_staff/profile.php?prof=370
  • Enhancing Legal Aspects of an Open Platform for Analysis of Privately-held Data Sets: Creating a platform that will access large data sets to give users the ability to interrogate those data sets using a set of algorithms. More at opalproject.org.
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*This article is very general in nature and does not constitute legal advice.