• We are doers.
  • We are explorers.
  • We are Legal Hackers.

ABOUT US

WE’RE A CLOSE TEAM OF CREATIVES, DESIGNERS & DEVELOPERS WHO WORK TOGETHER TO CREATE BEAUTIFUL, ENGAGING DIGITAL EXPERIENCES.

Legal Hackers is a global movement of lawyers, policymakers, designers, technologists, and academics who explore and develop creative solutions to some of the most pressing issues at the intersection of law and technology. Through local meetups, hackathons, and workshops, Legal Hackers spot issues and opportunities where technology can improve and inform the practice of law and where law, legal practice, and policy can adapt to rapidly changing technology.

  • Law

  • Blockchain

  • Artificial Intelligence

  • Cyber Security

Who we are

Legal Hackers is a global grassroots movement of designers, entrepreneurs, lawyers, policy advocates, researchers, students, teachers, and technologists who explore and develop creative solutions to issues at the intersection of law and technology. We are a volunteer-run, chapter-based community that is free to join and open to all. Legal Hackers is not a commercial enterprise, trade association, or advocacy group.

How we started

The Legal Hackers movement began in 2012 in Brooklyn, NY. It was there, in the wake of the SOPA/PIPA copyright debate, that several students in the Brooklyn Law Incubator & Policy (BLIP) Clinic and their professor, Jonathan Askin, sought to answer a nagging question: how can lawyers leverage the tools and collaborative, open ethos of the technology community to anticipate and solve law and policy problems? To answer this question, the students hosted the first ever “legal hackathon,” held at Brooklyn Law School in April 2012. Based on the success of the hackathon, the students and their friends formed a meetup called “NY Legal Hackers” to build a community in NYC focused on hacking the law.

Since then, the movement has grown quickly, from a second chapter in Washington, D.C. started by original New York Legal Hackers members, to new chapters spreading across the United States and then the world, to international summits that bring global chapter organizers together to discuss law, technology, and community building. Today, Legal Hackers chapters exist in over 130 cities on six continents, with new chapters launching all the time. Take a look at our Chapters page to see if there’s a group near you.

What we do

Legal Hackers promote “legal hacking”—i.e., the process of developing creative solutions to issues at the intersection of law and technology—and are inspired by the ethos of the original MIT hackers of the 1950s and 1960s. The output of legal hacking could be a tech-based solution (e.g., legal tech, reg tech, or civic tech), an improvement in legal services delivery, or a new way of addressing a public policy issue such as data protection, intellectual property, or the sharing economy. As Professor Askin put it back in 2012:

“The goal [of legal hacking] is to morph and evolve the law on one hand to better serve technologists, enterprises and society, but also harness technology so that lawyers can better service their clients.”

Our chapters host regular events in their local communities that bring together individuals to learn, share, and collaborate. Legal Hackers events can include:

-informal gatherings

-panel/keynote discussions

-workshops

-demo nights

-design jams

-hackathons

Legal Hackers have built tools to help disaster victims, to improve web accessibility for people with disabilities, and to advance access to justice for low-income individuals. We’ve organized workshops teaching lawyers the basics of coding, data science, and design thinking, and have given entrepreneurs a platform to share their innovations. And we’ve hosted events on countless issues, including artificial intelligence, blockchain technology, criminal justice, crowdfunding, cybersecurity, data protection, drone policy, intellectual property, mindfulness, network neutrality, open data, the sharing economy, startup law, and many, many more.

Join us!

THE TEAM

Team

Elif Hilal Umucu
Blockchain Researcher

Elif Hilal Umucu is the Turkey ambassador in the Microsoft Learn Student Ambassadors Program.She founded the Legal Hackers Ankara organization to keep up with digital transformation at the intersection of law and technology and to bring people working in these fields together. Elif Hilal works especially on blockchain and smart contracts at the intersection of technology and law.

Adnan Can Kartal
IT Mnagement

I am Adnan Can Kartal and I am working at Medtronic Turkey as Associate IT Support Analyst since 2018. I graduated from Management Information Systems department of Ozyegin University in 2019. I am knowledgeable about corporate computer systems, software applications and mobile devices. I am interested in educating users, answering questions and resolving issues about technology-based products and services.

Buğrahan Kara
Electric and Electronic Engineer Student

Hi, I am Buğrahan Kara. I am Electric and Electronic Engineer Student at METU. I am interested in, IoT, Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security. Also, I am co-founder at Legal Hackers Ankara.

Malik Can Balaban
Digital Marketing and SEO-Website Manager

Hello there! My name is Malik Can B. I am a 4th year Management Information Systems student. I met computers and technology at the age of 8. I had the chance to get to know the Legal Hackers organization with my group of friends at Boğaziçi Cyber Security Camp. I am an internet entrepreneur interested in Cyber Security and Defi.

Pelin Güvenç
Computer Engineering Student

Hello, my name is Pelin Güvenç. I am a third year computer engineering student at Istanbul Okan University with full scholarship and my English is quite good as I have received a one-year preparatory education. My adventure of curiosity, which started with BİLMÖK events organized for 2 years until this time, continues with the Cyber Security Summer Camp in Boğaziçi and many online activities that I participated in during the quarantine process. Artificial intelligence, data science, android development and cyber security are among my interests. In my spare time, I love to study Linux, read books, go for walks and puzzle.

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