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    Duke Law Tech Lab

  • Congratulations to our 2020 Cohort!

    Our 2020 Duke Law Tech Lab program culminated in Demo Day on Friday, September 25, 2020

    where we awarded the following prizes:


    Grand Prize Winner & Audience Favorite

    Don't Get Mad Get Paid

    Second Prize Winner

  • 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 2020 program has ended - stay tuned for future application opportunities.

  • When should I apply to an accelerator?

    Managing Director of the Duke Law Tech Lab, Kelli Raker + 2019 Duke Law Tech Lab Grand Prize Winner & CEO of Courtroom5, Sonja Ebron + Chief Product Officer at LexisNexis, Jeff Pfeifer share their wisdom in the latest Medium post.

    All in for A2J

    Read about our 2020 program and Jeff Ward's take on our focus on A2J on Medium

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    The latest news about the Duke Law Tech Lab

    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 Law.com

    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.

    Future Law School. What does it look like?


    February 12, 2019

    Crises in the justice systems across the world leave a huge imprint on the legal education system, which already has enough internal and external problems. Even reputable universities in the world are now actively seeking innovative solutions and people who are able to provide them with a qualitative push in the direction of improving the efficiency of educational services. Read more.


    Startup Competition Guide: Accelerators targeting legal tech companies


    December 20, 2018

    Accelerators targeting legal tech companies include Tech Lawyer Accelerator, Duke Law Tech Lab and LexisNexis Legal Tech Accelerator. Read more.

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