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UALR Bowen Hosts First Legal Innovation Hack-a-Thon in Arkansas

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Update 01/07/16: Links to the event page have been updated.

My lifelong friend, Stewart Whaley (we grew up together), of Phyzit shared this with me a few weeks ago and I’m pretty excited about it. It’s the first legal-themed hack-a-thon in the state of Arkansas. To drive legal innovation, support entrepreneurship and benefit the community at large.

The goal of the hackathon is to drive legal innovation and to support entrepreneurship that benefits the legal community and the community at large. The hackathon will immediately follow the UALR William H. Bowen School of Law, 2016 Law Review Symposium, Legal Hacking: Technology and Innovation in the Legal Profession

The cool thing about this event is that attendees don’t have to have any legal experience! They will have legal-tech industry sponsors, law students, attorneys, and faculty on hand –but they need developers!

You can view the full rules here. The event is open to anyone interested in technology, the law and disrupting legal services through innovation. Projects will be started and completed on-site.  Sponsor-provided API’s and data will be available, but participants will have free reign to create. They will present a list of project ideas (17 and counting) for teams looking for direction.

Registration details will be updated soon here. In the meantime, email [email protected] for more information.

 

About Cotton Rohrscheib

Cotton Rohrscheib is the CEO of Rohrscheib Capital Partners. Over the past 20 years he has been associated with numerous projects in the IT, Healthcare, and Agriculture industries. Born a serial entrepreneur, Cotton has personally been involved in several startups, product launches, and brand acquisitions during his career and has consulted on hundreds of projects for clients around the world. Today he still services the marketing and consulting needs for clients while trying to maintain a healthy balance between work and being a good husband and father to his wife, Donna, and their son, Spencer.