What we're about

Legal Hackers is a global movement of lawyers, policymakers, technologists, and academics who 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.

We are explorers. We are doers. We are Legal Hackers.

Upcoming events (2)

Smart Contracts 101 Workshop


NY Legal Hackers are partnering with OpenLaw for an informational workshop on how to build legal agreements using blockchain technology. Instructors will demonstrate how to create an agreement on the OpenLaw platform and answer your burning questions, including: - What does a smart contract look like? - What basic concepts and terminology should I know before I build a smart contract? - What types of legal agreements and other related projects can be built using blockchain technology? Workshop Leaders: Michael Chan, Legal Engineer, OpenLaw Anne Griffin, Lead Project Manager, OpenLaw Ross Campbell, Legal Lead at OMGPool NOTE: Laptops are OPTIONAL for this event. Depending on turnout and interest, we may have more advanced events where attendees will be walked through coding their own smart contracts.

2019 Computational Law and Blockchain Festival

Bushwick Generator

This event is the NYC node of the 2019 Computational Law & Blockchain Festival (global hashtag #clbfest2019 and local hashtag: #clbfest2019nyc). This meetup on March 30th at the Bushwick Generator is part of a month-long global event series bringing together coders, designers, lawyers, policymakers, researchers, and students to co-create the future of law, legal practice, and policy. In the spirit of decentralization, the Festival is hosted at independent, self-organized nodes in cities around the world during the month of March. The 2019 CLB Fest team are organizing a core set of discussion sessions. In addition, you can propose sessions for the Learn, Hack or Discuss tracks of the 2019 CLB Fest NYC Node through this form: https://goo.gl/forms/TDtxMMe09GEU39Zi1 * The Bushwick Generator: https://www.thebushwickgenerator.com * The 2019 CLB Fest Umbrella Page: https://legalhackers.org/clbfest2019 Partners: * New York Legal Hackers: https://www.meetup.com/legalhackers * Brooklyn Law School Legal Hackers: https://blslegalhackers.github.io/Chapter * ConsenSys OpenLaw: https://openlaw.io * Stanford Journal of Blockchain Law & Policy: https://stanford-jblp.pubpub.org * Orick: https://www.orrick.com More information about this event, our partners, activities and the agenda will be published throughout February and March.

Past events (82)

Open Media Hack - New York Node

Bushwick Generator

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