• This Semester at a Glance

    LexLab's events calendar is full of relevant online events, hackathons, and panels.

    We hope to see you at our next events!


    Questions about events? Email lexlab@uclawsf.edu

  • Upcoming Events

    Check back regularly for more information.

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    Justice Tech Demo Day

    November 14, 2023, In Person and Zoom

    Join us for Demo Day! LexLab has partnered with the Justice Technology Association, gener8tor, and Village Capital to launch a groundbreaking accelerator program supporting justice tech startups. Our Demo Day event will feature the eight justice tech startups in our Fall 2023 accelerator cohort presenting their products to a panel of investors and justice tech evangelists. It will also feature students from the "Building a Justice Tech Startup" course who will get the opportunity to pitch their startup ideas to our panel of judges..

    Visit Eventbrite to learn more and RSVP.

  • Past events

    Just a selection of some of our past events!

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    Generative AI for Lawyers

    September 19, 2023, In Person and Zoom

    LexLab's Generative AI for Lawyers event featured insights from industry leaders David Wang, Jake Heller, AJ Shankar, and Alice Armitage. They shared their perspectives on the profound impact of generative AI in the legal profession and showcased its practical applications.


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    Meet the New Cohort

    September 12, 2023, Virtual Event

    The eight startups in our inaugural justice tech cohort introduced their companies.

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    Meet the New Cohort

    Wednesday January 25, 2023, In Person and Zoom

    Six legal tech startups in our newest cohort introduced their companies and shared opportunities to get involved!

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    Data Privacy Day with WISP

    January 24th, In Person

    Data Privacy Day with WISP and LexLab was a networking and panel discussion focusing on the intersection of privacy and data security. Our panelists discussed privacy and security in 2023 and beyond, focused on operating models that work today and can adapt to both the rapid and dynamically changing environment. Thank you to AlixPartners, BreachRx, Revelstoke, and Taylor Wessing for sponsoring food and drinks!

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    Blockchain Lawyers Forum Meeting at UC Hastings

    October 13, 2022, In Person

    Join LexLab as we host the Blockchain Lawyers Forum meeting on site. The meeting will take place at the Quad space at 200 McAllister St. After the meeting, a networking opportunity will follow.

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    Privacy Day at UC Hastings​

    September 29, 2022, In Person and Online

    Privacy Day at UC Hastings College of the Law focused on all about data privacy. Leading experts discussed on all issues surrounding data, data privacy, and the changes affecting the field. For the official program, click here. For the official photo gallery, click here.

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    Demo Day

    April 21, 2022, In Person and Online

    Five legal tech startups from our Spring 2022 accelerator cohort presented their products to a panel of investors and legal tech evangelists. We are also inviting students from UC Hastings How to Build a Legal Tech Startup to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges.


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    CryptoPunks, Copyright, and NFTs

    March 3, 2022, Virtual Event

    LexLab organized a discussion about what CryptoPunks and Bored Apes can teach us about NFTs and copyright. This one-hour webinar featured: Brian Frye (Spears-Gilbert Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law); Shane Glynn (Adjunct Professor at UC Hastings College of the Law); Tom Hågen (crypto legal scholar and NFT expert); and Victor Wang (Co-founder of Inkly & former NFT lawyer). A recording is on our Vimeo site.


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    Meet the New Cohort

    February 3, 2022, Virtual Event

    Five legal tech startups in our newest cohort introduced their companies and shared opportunities to get involved!

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    Pitch Competition

    April 21, 2021 Virtual Event

    UC Hastings Law students showcased how they have been innovating in the legal profession at our Pitch Competition. The students in "Building a Legal Tech Startup," a for-credit class at UC Hastings, presented their startup ideas to a panel of judges.


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    Demo Day

    April 21, 2021 Virtual Event

    Six legal tech startups from our Spring 2021 accelerator cohort presented their products to a panel of investors and legal tech evangelists. An exciting day of tracking the development of some of the newest innovation in legal tech.


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    Cultivating Pipelines for Diverse Legal & Tech Professions

    April 1, 2021 Virtual Event

    This panel, moderated by Helena Sowah, included: Avonte Campinha-Bacote, General Counsel at Oura; Angela McCray, General Counsel at Greenoaks Capital; Dawn Myers, Founder and CEO at THE MOST; Brian Patterson, Partner at Gunderson Dettmer; and Sherry Truong, Privacy Counsel at Twilio.

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    Meet the New Cohort

    January 26, 2021 Virtual Event

    Seven legal tech startups in our newest cohort introduced their companies and shared opportunities to get involved!

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    Hack Homelessness

    November 8-14, 2020 Virtual Hackathon

    The second-ever Hack Homelessness took place virtually over the span of a week. 50 participants from all over the U.S. and the world came together to find technology solution to some of the most pressing legal issues surrounding homelessness in San Francisco.


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    Deepfakes Panel

    October 22, 2020 Virtual Event

    A panel of technology and policy professionals discussed the spread of deepfakes and potential counter measures. Adjunct Professor Shane Glynn moderated the panel discussion with Kathryn Harrison (Founder & CEO of FixFake and the DeepTrust Alliance), Brandie Nonnecke (Founding Director of the CITRIS Policy Lab at UC Berkeley and Fellow at the Harvard Carr Center for Human Rights Policy), and Clement Wolf (Global Public Policy Lead - Information Integrity at Google).


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    Legal Operations Panel

    October 1, 2020 Virtual Event

    A panel of four legal operations experts discussed how legal operations is changing the practice of law. Professor Alice Armitage moderated the panel discussion with Catherine Krow (Founder & CEO, Digitory Legal), Julie Lee (Director, Legal Operations and Innovation, Levi Strauss & Co.), Josh Rosenfeld (Corporate Chief Practice Officer, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati) and Greg Kaple (Senior Director, Legal Operations Programs, Kaiser Permanente).


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    Legal Tech Lightning Talks

    September 17, 2020 Virtual Event

    Six LexLab-affiliated startups gave lightning talks about their companies, experiences in legal tech, and opportunities for students.


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    Tech, AI and Self-Discovery: Finding your Passion Post JD

    February 13, 2020 @ UC Hastings

    Featured Speaker: Andrew Arruda, CEO of Ross Intelligence

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    Meet the New Cohort

    January 23, 2020 @ UC Hastings

    We met the 5 startups in LexLab’s new cohort as they pitched their ideas!

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    Demo Day

    November 21, 2019 @ UC Hastings

    The most exciting day of the year! Companies from our Fall 2019 cohort, including LawZam, 1Law, Formally, KaleidoGlobe, and SpeedLegal, presented their businesses to a panel of judges.


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    California Privacy Law Panel

    November 14, 2019 @ UC Hastings

    LexLab organized a panel to discuss the new privacy regulations that came into effect January 2020. This event featured Mary Stone Ross, co-author of the ballot initiative that became the CCPA; Lothar Determann, UC Hastings professor and specialist in International Data Privacy; Alexandra Ross, Director of Global Privacy at Autodesk; and Rehan Jali, CEO of Security.AI.


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    So You Want to Be a GC?

    November 7, 2019 @ UC Hastings

    Four UC Hastings alumni shed light on what it's really like to work as in-house counsel and talked about their different paths from law school to in-house.


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    Hack Homelessness

    October 25-27, 2019 @ Make School

    Our first ever Hack Homelessness hackathon connected teams of lawyers, developers, designers, builders, and thinkers. A diverse group of approximately 60 people joined us to work collaboratively in search of solutions to some of the legal issues confronting those experiencing homelessness in San Francisco.


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    New Legal Services Business Models

    October 10, 2019 @ UC Hastings

    At this Lunch & Learn, we explored cutting edge business models providing legal services.


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    Access Through Innovation of Legal Services Taskforce Panel

    September 16, 2019 @ UC Hastings

    LexLab hosted a panel to discuss the California Bar's recommendations for changes in the practice of law as part of the public comment period. This lively event featured speakers Dan Rubin, a member of the ATILS Taskforce; Micha Star Liberty, President-Elect of the Consumer Attorneys of California; and Cynthia Chandler, director of the Bay Area Legal Incubator.


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    Demo Day

    April 15, 2019 @ UC Hastings

    Our inaugural cohort of Clearlaw.ai, Due Course, and Syntexys presented their businesses to a panel of judges including Stephanie Corey of UpSolve, Samantha Von Hoene of Enjoy, Joe Green of Thomson Reuters, and Aravinda Seshadri of Silicon Legal Strategy.

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    Lyft Off!

    April 10, 2019 @ UC Hastings

    A great conversation with the UC Hastings alumni who have shaped Lyft - one of the most exciting transportation companies in the country. We welcomed Kristin Sverchek, General Counsel, Lindsay Llewellyn, VP Associate General Counsel, and Loni Mahanta, VP Public Policy Development to campus for a cozy fireside chat with Professor Alice Armitage, Director of Applied Innovation at UC Hastings.

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    Diversity in Legal Thought and Practice

    March 22, 2019 @ UC Hastings

    The UC Hastings Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Working Group launched a new speaker series – “Diversity in Legal Thought and Practice” – with Hastings graduate and proud Legal Education Opportunity Program (“LEOP”) alumna Adelmise Warner on March 22, 2019, in the ARC. Ms. Warner is the Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Sirius XM/ Pandora. This event was open to all members of the UC Hastings community and their guests.

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    February 20, 2019 @ Logickull

    Our network is big and we're inviting them for drinks at Logikcull's headquarters in San Francisco. Meet your next cofounder, find the perfect product for your firm, meet new customers. LexLounge is a meet up for the whole SF Bay Area Legal Tech Community.


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    Law School: Innovation's New Frontier

    November 13, 2018

    Daniel Rodriguez, Dean at Northwestern School of Law joined us for a lunchtime conversation exploring how law schools can leverage their assets for legal tech innovation.


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    Democratizing Information with Legal Tech

    November 8, 2018

    A panel discussion on how legal tech helped the Sierra Club oust Scott Pruitt from the EPA, and how technology is transforming the FOIA practice. Panelists included Elena Saxonhouse, Senior Attorney at the Sierra Club and Patrick Barry, COO of Logikcull.


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    AI & The Law

    October 23, 2018 (in conjunction with the Dean's Office)

    California Supreme Court Associate Justice Cuellar spoke on the importance of human values in the application of AI to the practice of law.


    Driving Change: The Law, Artificial Intelligence, and Autonomous Vehicles

    March 29, 2018 (hosted by CaseText)

    LexLab organized presentations on innovation in the delivery of legal services and an exclusive discussion on the issues that arise from testing driverless vehicles on public streets.


  • Hastings Tech & Law Society Events

    Find out more about the Hastings Tech & Law Society on their website.

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    April 9: In-House Round Table and Q&A

    12:00-1:00 pm, Join via Zoom

    Join us for a meet and greet with Patent, Employment, EH&S and Compliance counsel from Google and Tesla on April 9, 2021, at the noon hour. This in-house counsel panel will be moderated by Adjunct Professor Guh-Siesel.


    Gain learnings and insights from these experts in the field, including what they look for when hiring in-house counsel for their teams. There will be a panel discussion, followed by individual breakout sessions with each panelist for a more intimate Q&A.


    All class years are encouraged to attend – come and hear more about the skills that these top lawyers use to become successful mentors and leaders, as they help their C-suite clients navigate through thorny legal and business issues in the fast-paced, highly visible global stage in which their businesses play.

  • Other Events

    More free public events about law & technology

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    Wednesday, March 17: Searching For The Next Generation of Legal Ops Pros

    10 am PT (1 pm ET), RSVP here

    With demand hitting new highs, where should law departments be looking for fantastic legal ops recruits? Join Above the Law and SimpleLegal for a discussion exploring where to find the future legal ops workforce and what characteristics to look for among top candidates.


    We’ll address:

    • Where will these hires originate?
    • What are the key skills to look for in a legal ops hire from another field?
    • Are professionals in other fields considering a switch to legal ops?
    • What is most appealing about legal ops to draw them in?