Students in the Legal Data & Design Clinic will engage in “digital advocacy” applying technology and principles of data and design to solve real-world legal problems. Clinic students will represent organizational clients and use innovative tools to assist in client litigation, lobbying, law reform, and public education. Clinic students will gain expertise in the use of spreadsheets, pivot tables, SQL databases, visualizations, coding, APIs and more in order to design applications, create websites, and produce detailed and evidence-informed legal memoranda and briefs. Although hard technical skills will be taught, no specific prior technical experience is required. Substantively, the clinic will focus on the criminal justice domain and students will learn about, and participate in, criminal justice reform in Maryland.
The Legal Data & Design Clinic maintains a course website that can be accessed at http://blogs.ubalt.edu/legaldatadesign/.
Prerequisite: First-year day courses
Recommended: Coding for Lawyers
Policies and procedures: The Legal Data & Design Clinic selects its students through the lottery process.