Law School
Innovation Program

Bloomberg Law is on a mission to identify, recognize, and connect law school faculty, staff and administrators who are pioneering educational innovations that benefit their students, their schools, and the legal field. Through the Law School Innovation Program, we seek to acknowledge these innovators while raising overall awareness of innovation in legal education.

2022 Finalists

These 10 finalists received the highest overall scores for implementing innovative programs into their curricula that advance new methodologies and approaches to student instruction, legal technology implementation and adoption, experiential learning, and other facets of legal education.

  1. Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn Law Incubator & Policy Clinic (BLIP Clinic)
  2. Drake University Law School, First Year Trial Practicum
  3. Georgia State University College of Law, Legal Analytics & Innovation Initiative
  4. Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, The National Appellate Clinic Network
  5. Santa Clara University School of Law, Privacy Law Certificate
  6. St. Mary’s University School of Law, St. Mary’s School of Law Online J.D. Program
  7. Suffolk University Law School, Legal Innovation & Technology (LIT) JD Concentration
  8. University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, Integrated Education on Well-Being and Thriving in the Law
  9. University of Richmond School of Law, Legal Business Design Hub
  10. Villanova University, Charles Widger School of Law, Leveraging Technology to Promote Access to Justice Course

Top Scoring Programs by Category

In addition to the overall Law School Innovation Program finalists, Bloomberg Law acknowledges the following law schools and programs, which were the highest-scoring programs and applications in these categories:


To be eligible, applicants must be from a U.S. law school and innovations must not be commercial in nature or for-profit. Submissions were evaluated on four criteria, each equally weighted:


The extent to which the innovation is a new approach to legal education. The level of originality the innovation provides as a teaching method, experiential learning program, implementation of new technology, or other new approaches to legal education.

Impact on Students

The impact the innovation has on students, both during law school and beyond. For example, the metrics (qualitative or quantitative) you collect and how they demonstrate the impact the innovation has had on student learning and development.

Ability to Advance the Legal Industry

The extent to which the innovation serves to advance or improve the legal industry. The degree to which the innovation solves problems or addresses deficiencies in legal instruction, scholarship, or pedagogy – better preparing students for their careers.


The extent to which the innovation can be scaled so that students at other schools can benefit. The degree to which an innovation’s tenets can be embraced at other law schools and benefit more students.

Meet Our Evaluators

The evaluators for the inaugural Law School Innovation Program include practicing attorneys, legal tech and legal operations professionals, in-house counsel, and Bloomberg Law experts who have worked with and alongside law firms, businesses, and academic and professional institutions.

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