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Jan. 8, 2024

Students Pitch Access to Justice Solutions at Legal Design Derby

By Jeffrey M. Kelly

Duke Law Podcast

Nelson Mullins partner Jeffrey M. Kelly served as the guest host of the Duke Law Podcast to share the story of the Legal Design Derby — a statewide design competition during which teams of students build innovative prototypes of solutions to access to justice problems. This year’s Legal Design Derby was co-organized by the Duke Center on Law & Technology, of which Kelly is a Fellow, and the NC Central Technology Law & Policy Center in partnership with the Legal Aid of North Carolina Innovation Lab.

In addition to Kelly, the episode featured perspectives from participating law students and legal professionals, including Jeff Ward, a clinical professor and director of the Duke Center on Law & Technology; Kelli Raker, the Managing Director of the Duke Law Tech Lab; Diane Littlejohn, Executive Director of Technology Law & Policy Center at N.C. Central University; and Scheree Gilchrist, Chief Innovation Office for Legal of North Carolina Innovation Lab.

Kelly focuses his practice in areas of emerging technology, particularly in areas involving data analytics, artificial intelligence, digital assets, and FinTech. He works closely with entrepreneurs and companies to effectively navigate changing regulations, government investigations, and complex corporate and securities law challenges. Kelly also serves in several leadership roles related to legal services innovation, including serving on the Governing Council of the American Bar Association’s Center for Innovation and as the Chair the Advisory Board for Legal Aid of North Carolina’s Innovation Lab.

Listen to the full episode of the podcast here.