Spotlight On Technology And Public Interest Law

USING TECHNOLOGY TO VISUALIZE CHANGE As part of its project curriculum, Columbia Law School’s Lawyering in the Digital Age Clinic engages in an ongoing collaboration with NYC’s Project FAIR to innovate and implement greater access to legal help and resources for the low-income and underrepresented members of the New York City community. Project FAIR Project FAIR (Fair Hearing Assistance, Information & Referral) comprises a consortium of attorneys, paralegals, public benefits experts, legal advocates and law Continue Reading →

How Digital Resources are Helping NY Communities, One Car at a Time

Over the past three years, students in Columbia Law School’s Lawyering in the Digital Age Clinic have teamed up with the judges at New York City’s Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings and the Legal Aid Society to create a website to help people who had their cars confiscated during an arrest get their cars back. The NYC Police Department can seize a car during the course of an arrest for a variety of reasons, Continue Reading →

Kayak, Orbitz . . . Google? Oh My!

If you ask the average Internet user what Google is, most people would answer: a search engine.  But that’s not all that Google has become in the past ten years.  Many of us have at least heard of their bigger-ticket acquisitions, such as Picasa in 2004, Android in 2005, YouTube in 2006, and DoubleClick in 2007.  But it hasn’t been until more recently that questions about Google entering into disparate markets have really emerged in the forefront Continue Reading →