About the Duke Center on Law & Technology

Duke Center on Law & Technology

The Duke Center on Law & Technology prepares students for the growing landscape of technology in the legal profession through collaboration with Duke’s innovative and entrepreneurial initiatives, engagement with local entrepreneurs, and by providing educational opportunities at the intersection of technology and the law.

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Professor Jeff WardJeff Ward, Director
Associate Dean for Technology & Innovation
Associate Clinical Professor of Law

Ward is director of Duke’s Center on Law & Technology, which coordinates Duke’s leadership at the intersection of law and technology with programs such as the Duke Law Tech Lab, a pre-accelerator for legal technology companies, and the Access Tech Tools initiative, a program to help students and Duke’s community partners to employ human-centered design thinking and available technologies to create tools to enhance access to legal services.

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Program Support

Kelli RakerKelli Raker
Coordinator of the Entrepreneurial Law Program
Managing Director of the Duke Law Tech Lab

Kelli Raker supports Duke’s Center on Law & Technology programs and events. She also provides administrative support to the Duke Program in Law & Entrepreneurship.

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Duke Law Tech Lab

The Duke Law Tech Lab accelerates the next generation of startups that will change the way legal and civic services are delivered.

Working with early stage companies with a legal tech product, the Duke Law Tech Lab builds community, connects companies with valuable partners and mentors, and supports company growth through a 12 week remote program.

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