Emerging Legal Technologies & Issues

Recent Events at Duke Law

  • 2019 Data Privacy Day Panel, January 2019

  • Introduction to "AI and the Administrative State" conference, May 2018

  • Lange Lecture 2018 | Jonathan L. Zittrain, April 2018

  • Law and Technology Society | Virtual Reality and the Law, October 2017

  • FUTURE Conference


    Held May 7, 2017, engaged high school students in a discussion of the potential impacts of technology and exposed them to career paths  in engineering an inclusive, positive future. Duke students from Robotics, Computer Science, Neuroscience & Law led discussion topics on police body cameras, neuro-prosthetics, algorithms in education, etc. The event featured a robotics lab tour, conversations on the role of tech in our lives, and a keynote from Katherine Manuel, Thomson Reuters’ Senior VP of Innovation.

"Thank you so so much for the event. It was amazing! I learned so much and some of the discussions we had and people I met really blew my mind and affected the way I think about technology and the future. All of the girls who went loved it and were so excited afterwards. I really can't thank you enough."
— FUTURE Participant






  • Start-Up Ventures Clinic
    The Clinic provides legal advice and assistance to entrepreneurs, and to seed and early stage entrepreneurial ventures that have not yet raised significant amounts of outside capital. 
  • Duke Law & Technology Society
    The Duke Law & Technology Society is a student-run organization which seeks to create a forum where like-minded students interested in the intersection of law and technology can share their ideas and satisfy their intellectual curiosity through peer (to-peer) instruction.
  • Duke Law & Technology Review (DLTR)
    DLTR is an online legal publication focusing on the evolving intersection of law and technology. This area of study draws on a number of legal specialties: intellectual property, business law, free speech and privacy, telecommunications, and criminal law—each of which is undergoing doctrinal and practical changes as a result of new and emerging technologies.
  • EDRM
    EDRM, a part of the Duke Law Center for Judicial Studies, creates practical resources to improve e-discovery and information governance. Since 2005 EDRM has delivered leadership, standards, best practices, tools, guides, and test data sets to improve electronic discovery and information governance.
  • Duke Science & Society
    The Duke Initiative for Science & Society examines broad-ranging questions about the integral role of science in social institutions and culture.
  • Duke Science & Society's Amicus Lab
    The purpose of the Amicus Lab is to teach students about the use of emerging science and technology in the courts through the drafting and submission of amicus briefs. The amicus briefs will be submitted to the federal courts of appeals and the US Supreme Court, as well as state appellate courts, as appropriate. The amicus briefs will be unaligned with any party and are intended to provide the courts with unbiased, current, accurate and coherent information on the reliability and utility of the technology.
  • Innovation Co-Lab
    The Innovation Co-Lab is a creativity incubator, focused on exploring how new and emerging technologies can fundamentally reshape the research, academic, and service missions of the university. Working with our innovation-minded colleagues around campus, we're building a model program that will elevate and inspire members of the Duke Community who are solving problems, big and small, through our ever-changing technological environment. Students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds, interests, and skill-sets are encouraged to participate.
  • SciPol
    A comprehensive online resource for scientists, policy makers, the public, students, and other stakeholders on developments in science and technology policy.
  • Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship
    The Education component of Duke I&E seeks to embed the capacities afforded by innovation and entrepreneurship in the heart of the university’s identity, mission, and educational experiences and, thereby, to enable all members of the university community to bring meaning to innovation by putting knowledge to work in tangible ways.
  • Foundry
    The Foundry is a 7,600-square-foot student-focused, project-centered, collaborative space where students from across Duke University can build ideas from the ground up. Student teams working on both long-term and short-term projects are provided  dedicated design and project space for co-curricular and entrepreneurial activities, as well as space for workshops and program modules. Foundry users have access to a variety of project and prototyping supplies, a light machine shop, dedicated project spaces and secure storage options.
  • DUhatch
    DUhatch, through Pratt School of Engineering, transforms innovative ideas into viable business and social ventures by connecting enterprising students with faculty and industry mentors. It provides professional office space and facilitates business development to help solve the problems every fledgling venture faces.
  • Duke Angel Network
    The Duke Angel Network uses a secure online software platform to facilitate collaboration, deal flow management, content management, diligence processes, investor relations, and portfolio reporting.
  • Duke Robotics Club
    The Duke Robotics Club is a student-run organization in the Pratt School of Engineering. Our mission is to provide Duke students a place to pursue their interest in robotics by working on high-impact, large-scale robotics projects and competitions.
  • Duke Robotics, Intelligence, and Vision (DRIV)
    DRIV is the Duke Robotics, (Artificial) Intelligence, and Vision research group located within the Department of Computer Science.
Triangle Privacy Research Hub (TPRH)

TPRH is a non-profit organization committed to advancing the innovative and ethical use of data to address some of society’s most pressing issues. TPRH creates connections between academics, students, industry leaders and policy advocates that have connections to the North Carolina Research Triangle. The goal is for these connections to foster research that produces practical recommendations for changes to the legal and policy landscape to best encourage effective use of data while protecting privacy.