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Home Panel 3: Our Program

Our Program

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!
Our 2021 program has concluded. Stay tuned for future updates.

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Home Panel 2: Congratulations to our 2021 Cohort!

Congratulations to our 2021 Cohort!

Our 2021 Duke Law Tech Lab program culminated in Demo Day on Friday, October 22, 2021
where we awarded the following prizes:

SAEF Legal Aid

Grand Prize Winner

Justice Innovations

Audience Favorite

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The latest news about the Duke Law Tech Lab

Duke Law Tech Lab Demo Day grand prize goes to public defense video transcription service

Duke Law
September 29, 2020
JusticeText was awarded both the $5,000 grand prize and another $1,000 as audience favorite at Duke Law Tech Lab’s annual Demo Day pitch competition. Read more.

Duke Law Tech Lab nurtures four early-stage companies, each with a mission of improving access to justice

Duke Law
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

WRAL Techwire
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

Attorney at Law Magazine
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

Duke Law
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

Duke Law
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

Legal Tech News powered by
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

Artificial Lawyer
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.