Refactoring Law and Legal Processes for the Digital Age

Below is an archive of information from the 2017 MIT Legal Forum

2017 MIT Legal Forum

Use the form below to to get in the loop on MIT Legal Forum 2017-18 activities and jump into the big discussion on AI, Blockchain and other Automation and Autonomous Technologies for law and legal processes:

MIT Computational Law Design Challenge

Participate Online

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Sign up through Eventbrite at to join one of the ongoing online breakout groups listed on our sched at on selected Thursdays at 5:30 PM Easter / 2:30 PM Pacific.

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Kick-Off MIT Legal Forum Online Breakouts Livecast from Harvard Law School:

Past and Present Speakers

View the MIT Legal Forum ONLINE 2017 mobile app

Volunteer and Share

Join the MIT Legal Forum Volunteer Team

Be a Volunteer Contributor to the MIT Legal Forum. To be accepted as a volunteer it is especially useful to bring some knowledge and skill related to law, computation, AI and/or blockchain. An MIT affiliation is helpful but not required to be accepted as a volunteer. To request the opportunity to volunteer with the MIT Legal Forum team, use the form at:

Contribute a Paper or Other Content

If you would like to contribute a paper, article or other relevant materials under Creative Commons Attribution license for review and discussion through the MIT Legal Forum, use one of the following methods:

Open Knowledge and Tools

The MIT Legal Forum is structured around open and public information sharing models to enable the rapid and large scale diffusion of relevant knowledge, tools and practices. These open public information sharing models are intended to effectively catalyze and efficiently fuel a beneficial and systemic transformation of law and legal processes.

Specifically, the form-based workflow for requesting an invitation to participate has been engineered to ensure Creative Commons license terms apply by default to all content shared at any MIT Legal Forum event or activity. Likewise, any software, scripts, computer code or other data shared as part of an MIT Legal Forum event or activity must be submitted to a GitHub code repository situated under the MIT Media Lab’s GitHub organization to ensure open source license terms apply by default.

These information sharing models are intended to ensure any person or team applying technology to innovate the law and legal processes has instant and continuing access to all the insightful ideas, timely questions, important issues and creative solutions and other relevant information shared through the MIT Legal Forum.

More information on these and other methods for maintaining adherence to open public information sharing while successfully engaging a range of effective participants on law and technology can be found at:

2017 Slides and Archive

Women Leaders in AI and Blockchain Initiative

The Women Leaders panel discussion has emerged as another noteworthy ongoing effort started at the MIT Legal Forum.

See the entire Archive of our Conference Site for The MIT Legal Forum on AI & Blockchain October 30 & 31, 2017 at the MIT Media Lab

Live Events

Questions and Contact

For more information and to pose questions about the October 30-31, 2017 MIT Legal Forum, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at: