Law School Innovation Program

Industry experts

The evaluators for the 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.

Connie-Brenton

Connie Brenton

Vice President, Strategy, Technology and Operations, NetApp

Amanda-Brown

Amanda Brown

Founder and Executive Director, Lagniappe Law Lab

Kim Craig

Kim Craig

Co-Founder, Bold Duck Studio

David Cunningham

David Cunningham

Chief Innovation Officer, Reed Smith LLP

Ronald-Flagg

Ron Flagg

President, Legal Services Corporation

Connie-Brenton

Connie Brenton

Vice President, Strategy, Technology and Operations, NetApp

Amanda-Brown

Amanda Brown

Founder and Executive Director, Lagniappe Law Lab

Kim Craig

Kim Craig

Co-Founder, Bold Duck Studio

David Cunningham

David Cunningham

Chief Innovation Officer, Reed Smith LLP

Ronald-Flagg

Ron Flagg

President, Legal Services Corporation

FAQs: Submitting your program

Applications will be accepted from June 1, 2023, through September 18, 2023, at 8 pm.

The application is divided into three sections: (1) General Intake, (2) Scored Prompts, (3) Supplemental Materials. Within Scored Prompts, there are three separate questions. While some information may be repeated in multiple sections, only the responses included in the Scored Prompts will be used to determine the score of the Innovation.

Applications and supplemental materials must be submitted via Qualtrics. Applications submitted via email will not be considered. If you have any issues with the application portal, please direct questions to innovation@bloombergindustry.com.

Bloomberg Law takes extensive measures to protect and secure your personal information and company data. Data is collected through Qualtrics Labs, Inc. (“Qualtrics”). For more information about Qualtrics’s security practices, see here. For information on their handling of personal information please see their Privacy Statement here.

All data files submitted in applications will be downloaded and stored securely on servers owned by Bloomberg Industry Group and its corporate affiliates. For more information on how Bloomberg Industry Group handles personal information please see our Privacy Policy. Only verified and invited users may access the data.

We ask that applicants refrain from including confidential information in their applications. While we will not publicly release or distribute supplemental materials included with applications without permission, Bloomberg Law may use information from an application’s written responses to the prompts for promotional purposes if an Innovation is selected as a finalist. This may include, but is not limited to, quotes from faculty and students, data relating to the program, and professor/administrator titles.

Access to applications will be limited to the Bloomberg Law team members involved in the Law School Innovation Program and application evaluators.

Related Innovations that are distinct in nature can be submitted as separate applications. For example, if a law school has an Innovation with different courses or clinics incorporated, either the entire program may be submitted or separate applications may be submitted for individual courses.

It is important to note that only the most impactful Innovations will be selected as finalists, so in the aforementioned example, it may better serve the applicant to submit the entire program itself to be judged as a whole, rather than as separate courses. However, there may be valid reasons to separate out and highlight individual courses, and we welcome separate applications in those instances.

We may consider late applications under certain circumstances, but incomplete submissions will not be considered. We will audit submissions and make every effort to inform applicants if they are missing a required element.

No, but you can provide us with the contact information of the professor or program administrator, and we will reach out on your behalf to inform them about the application process. Please direct this information to innovation@bloombergindustry.com.

No, individual applications or personal information will not be publicly available. However, the finalists will be promoted in Bloomberg Law articles, on the Law School Innovation Program’s website, and in Bloomberg Law social media posts.

No, applying to the program as well as all associated promotional materials for finalists are free for all U.S.-based, ABA-Approved law schools. There is no cost to submit your Innovation or be included as a finalist.

The Bloomberg Law team is here to support you throughout the entire application process. Should you have any questions or feedback, you may contact the team at innovation@bloombergindustry.com. We are also happy to schedule a call to discuss your questions.

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