We work with:
- Early-stage companies in the legal tech space with a mission to increase access to legal services.
- Founders looking for a light touch, remote accelerator. Successful teams usually have a MVP built by the time they enter the program.
- Newly incorporated (or soon to be) for-profits, non-profits, or social enterprises operating in the United States.
- Teams committed to giving 1 to 2 hours per week remotely throughout the program plus participation in Demo Day at the end of the program. The rest of the time we expect you to be doing what’s most important — working on your company!
In 2022, we are focusing our efforts on a research project on the justice tech ecosystem. We’re interested in talking with justice tech entrepreneurs, investors, legal professionals, public service professionals, and people who have had a legal problem. Read more on the Duke Center on Law & Tech website.
News & Updates
The latest news about the Duke Law Tech Lab
Law Tech Demo Roundup, Using Technology to Address Gaps in Access to Justice
SAEF Legal Aid takes home the grand prize at Duke Law Tech Lab’s Demo Day
October 15, 2021
SAEF Legal Aid won the grand prize of $7,500 at the Duke Center on Law & Technology’s fifth annual Demo Day, while runners-up Justice Innovations and Creators Legal received $2,500 each. Justice Innovations took home an additional $2,500 for as audience favorite. Read More.
Tech Lab’s new summer cohort includes four startups focused on access to justice
July 19, 2021
The three-month virtual program gives participants opportunities to expand their networks, navigate the legal tech market, and move their business plans forward. Four early-stage legal technology companies with a core mission of expanding access to legal services make up the new cohort of Duke Law Tech Lab’s summer 2021 pre-accelerator program. Read More.
Duke Law Tech Lab Demo Day grand prize goes to public defense video transcription service
Duke Law Tech Lab nurtures four early-stage companies, each with a mission of improving access to justice
August 13, 2020
As the nation reckons with inequities in its social and justice systems, the Duke Center on Law & Technology is nurturing four young companies working to expand access to legal services. All are participants in the Duke Law Tech Lab, the center’s summer pre-accelerator program for early-stage legal tech companies. Read more.
4 startups selected for Duke Law Tech Lab’s pre accelerator program
July 9, 2020
Four early-stage legal technology companies with a core mission of expanding access to legal services have been selected to participate in Duke Law Tech Lab‘s summer 2020 pre-accelerator program. Read more.
Legal Innovators: Duke Law Tech Lab
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October 1, 2019
Durham-based start-up Courtroom5 won the $ 5,000 grand prize at Duke Law Tech Lab’s third annual Demo Day on Sept. 20. It was the culmination of a three-month pre-accelerator program for promising early-stage legal technology companies. Read more.
Online platform for pro se litigants wins grand prize at Duke Law Tech Lab Demo Day
September 23, 2019
A Durham-based start-up offering tools and resources for pro se litigants took the grand prize at Duke Law Tech Lab’s third annual Demo Day, the culmination of a pre-accelerator program for promising early-stage legal technology companies. Read more.
5 startups to pitch their legal platforms at Duke Law Tech Lab demo day
WRAL Tech Wire
September 19, 2019
Duke University’s Law Tech Lab is graduating its latest class of startups this Friday at a demo day event. Read more.
LexisNexis Legal Tech Accelerator picks 2 Triangle firms
WRAL Tech Wire
September 11, 2019
Two emerging startups from the Triangle are among the nine firms selected for the fourth cohort of the LexisNexis Legal Tech Accelerator. Read more.
Duke Center on Law & Technology selects 12 early-stage companies for pre-accelerator program
June 25, 2019
Twelve early-stage legal technology companies, including five with a core mission of expanding access to legal services, are participating this summer in the Duke Center on Law & Technology’s online pre-accelerator program, Duke Law Tech Lab. Read more.
Duke Law Wants to Help Early-Stage Startups Weather Legal Tech Challenges
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June 21, 2019
The third-year pre-accelerator program not only helps budding companies through general startup challenges, but also through roadblocks specific to a legal industry sometimes resistant to change. Read more.
Duke Law ‘Pre-Accelerator’ Picks 12 Startups, Links to LexisNexis Accelerator
June 18, 2019
The Duke Law Tech Lab, run by Duke Law school, has launched its latest legal tech incubator with 12 companies. This is the third year the programme has run, which they describe as a ‘pre-accelerator’. The project will potentially then feed some of the top cohort members into the LexisNexis legal tech accelerator, also in the US. Read more.