RALEIGH – Campbell Law School’s Legal Hackers group, in collaboration with area students, educators, and industries, will host a node of the first annual Global Legal Hackers Computation Law and Blockchain (CL+B) Festival, March 16-17. A global movement with a presence in 80 countries, Legal Hackers consists of lawyers, policymakers, designers, technologists, and academics that explore and develop creative solutions to some of the most pressing issues at the intersection of law and technology.
Through local meetups, hackathons, and workshops, Legal Hackers spot issues and opportunities where technology can improve and inform the practice of law, and where law, legal practice, and policy can adapt to rapidly changing technology.
The CL+B Festival will be hosted at independent, self-organized nodes in cities around the world as part of the Legal Hackers Global community. Local speakers include Campbell Law Associate Professor Kevin Lee, who chairs the North Carolina Bar Association’s Future of Law Committee. NC RIoT founder and C.E.O. Tom Snyder, and Infinity Gates founder and NC State professor Behnam Kai are also scheduled to speak.
“In the age of Big Data, we need to get out of our silos and act together to solve the world’s most critical problems,” said Lee. “This event is the beginning of building a broad community of problem solvers who are using the tools available at the interface of technology and law to take on the most significant problems of our times.”
On Friday, March 16th there will be a reception and social at Tobacco Road Sports Café and Brewery located at 505 W. Jones Street, in downtown Raleigh beginning at 6 p.m. Activities the following day will begin at 10:30 a.m. at Google Fiber, 518 W. Jones Street in downtown Raleigh.