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Law Technology News Profiles Stanford Law School’s Center for Legal Informatics, Aggressive Incubator for Legal Technology Startups

Law Technology News Profiles Stanford Law School’s Center for Legal Informatics, Aggressive Incubator for Legal Technology Startups

NEW YORK – June 3, 2013 – Stanford Law School’s Center for Legal Informatics, which has become the vortex of entrepreneurial ideas for leveraging technology to reshape the practice of law, is the subject of an intriguing cover story in the June 2013 issue of ALM’s Law Technology News.

LTN reports that the Center – known as “CodeX” – has quickly developed into an incubator for new legal technologies designed to provide crucial information and tools to lawyers in firms small and large, taking advantage of recent developments such as “Big Data” and predictive analytics, and drawing the interest of Silicon Valley venture capitalists.

It is a joint project of Stanford University’s law school and computer science department, with the mission of focusing on “computational law, an innovative approach to legal informatics based on the explicit representation of laws and regulations in computable form,” explains executive director Roland Vogl. CodeX seeks to help not only the legal profession but also serve the broader public interest, helping citizens get better access to legal service.

“In the last four years, Stanford Law School has become a hotbed of entrepreneurship in the field of legal technology,” said Monica Bay, editor-in-chief of LTN. “Since 2009, at least five startups have spun out of the school. Most of these companies are still in very early stages, but they represent a bold effort to develop new businesses that apply emerging technologies to make the practice of law more efficient.”

The June 2013 issue of LTN is available online now at

Other editorial highlights from the latest issue include the following:

  • “Assassins to Reinvent Law:” A profile of Daniel Katz, assistant professor at Michigan State University’s School of Law, and co-founder of its Reinvent Law Laboratory.
  • “How Not to Crash:” What to do to avoid disaster if you are a sudden occupant of the “hot seat” in a trial, responsible for all the technology in the courtroom.
  • “Test Drive:” Sean Doherty reviews Viewabill, software designed to provide billing transparency so that corporate counsel can track the costs of work in progress.
  • “Think E-Ink:” D. Casey Flaherty, corporate counsel at Kia Motors America, argues that electronic signatures are safer and smarter than pen and ink.
  • “Research Update:” The most recent products and upgrades to speed legal research.
  • “Android versus iPhone:” What’s the best smartphone choice for lawyers?

Law Technology News provides timely information and insight into the latest technologies, products, and services available for the legal marketplace, as well as analysis and commentary from industry experts and senior law firm and corporate counsel decision makers. It is distributed to more than 40,000 selected subscribers and is available on at The magazine is published by ALM.

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