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Global Legal Hackathon

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Global Legal Hackathon

The College of Information Sciences and Technology and Penn State Law are hosting a local site for Penn State students to join participants from around the world competing in the Global Legal Hackathon next weekend, Feb. 23-25, in the Happy Valley LaunchBox in downtown State College.

Students are invited to register individually or in teams for the hackathon, which will run from 5:00 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 23, through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 25. Individual registrants will be matched to teams. 

The Global Legal Hackathon will take place in more than 40 locations across 20 countries and six continents. At each location, teams will compete against each other to rapidly develop tech solutions to progress the legal industry and improve the practice of law and access to legal services. Participants will spend the weekend ideating and creating technology to solve problems in the practice, business, and delivery of legal services.

A panel of legal and technology experts will judge the technological innovations at the conclusion of the hackathon, awarding prizes of $500, $250, and $100, for the first, second, and third place teams, respectively. 

The deadline to register is Thursday, Feb. 22. For more information, visit or contact Rachel Herder, director of the Penn State Law Intellectual Property Clinic, at


Friday, February 23, 2018 - 5:00pm
Happy Valley LaunchBox, 224 South Allen Street, State College

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