What is Demo Day?
Duke Law Tech Lab teams pitch their business to the audience and judges.
The audience votes for their favorites, and judges give feedback and rankings.
Audience members learn about the legal tech ecosystem.
Monetary prizes are given to the audience favorite and the judges’ top ranked startups.
Congrats to our 2021 Demo Day winners!
SAEF Legal Aid – Grand Prize Winner
Justice Innovations – Audience Favorite + Runner Up
Creators Legal – Runner Up
At Demo Day, Duke Law Tech Lab’s startups shared their business with the audience and judges. The audience voted for their favorite, and the judges asked questions and awarded prize money to the top company.
Additionally, audience members heard updates and news from leaders in legal tech and reregulation: Erin Levine, CEO and founder of Hello Divorce (2018 Duke Law Tech Lab Grand Prize Winner), Jeff Kelly, Chair of the North Carolina Bar Association Future of Law Committee and advisor to the North Carolina State Bar’s Issues Subcommittee Studying Regulatory Reform, and April Dawson, Associate Dean of Technology and Innovation and Professor of Law at North Carolina Central University
The Duke Law Tech Lab Demo Day is intended as an informational session to highlight innovative teams and technologies. It is in no way intended as a forum for solicitation or generation of investment. We hope you enjoyed learning about the next generation of legal technologies.
Our program would not be possible without generous sponsorship. The 2021 Duke Law Tech Lab program was sponsored at the Gold Level by Latham & Watkins, LexisNexis, and Travelers.
Meet the Founders
The first and only legal platform just for content creators
The rise of the creator economy led Eric Farber, a sports and entertainment lawyer and serial entrepreneur, to develop a further interest in the market. “Creators have become their own businesses and there is little access to the industry-standard legal solutions that large creators or production companies have,” said Eric. “I wanted to combine my industry knowledge with a technology platform to bring legal solutions to all creatives.”
Creators Legal is the first and only legal platform built just for Content Creators, with simple, straightforward, industry standard contracts, drafted by real content lawyers, in a fully integrated system to help content creators build their business. Now live with contracts in film, indie music, podcasts, social media content, commercial video production, web series and self-publishing.
Leveraging data science, neuroscience, and technology to advance justice
Sasha Davenport (left) is the CEO of Justice Innovations, a public benefit corporation which spun out of the Center for Science & Law, a Houston based 501(c)(3).
Their first commercial product, Vet-It, is state-of-the-science information management software built for Offices of the District Attorney and police officers, that transforms the prosecutorial decision-making process, keeps innocent people out of jail, automates critical public safety data across systems and criminal justice agencies, rebuilds police & community trust, and saves millions of taxpayer dollars in the process.
Ensuring all who want to find legal help can do so
While managing intake appointments for a free legal advice desk in Chicago, Eamonn Keenan realized a core inefficiency within the distribution of legal services.
Despite having resources, it was difficult to provide appropriate service or advice to individual litigants because, as non-lawyers, they lacked professional knowledge to clearly figure out the legal nature of their personal situation.
Eamonn developed SAEF Legal Aid, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, to provide an online triage and screening platform to help those unable to afford a market-rate attorney find local free and affordable legal resources.