Thomson Reuters Launches Law School Innovation Challenge

Thomson Reuters has launched The Product Design Challenge, which will take place on Nov. 4th at five law schools. The goal: “to develop ideas for the next generation of legal technology products,” its press release stated. 

Teams of business- and entrepreneurially-minded students will work together to develop proposals to expand the capabilities of TR’s Practice Point,  the release said. They will explore areas such as user interface design, integration and ways to create, aggregate and deliver content.

“Proposals will be presented and judged, and the winning team will receive a $5,000  prize, with the runner-up team receiving a $3,000 prize.

Several  participants will be invited to participate in a six-month engagement as design advisors with TR to provide input on future product development, the press release noted.

Participating law schools: Duke University School of Law; University of Missouri-Kansas City Law School; Suffolk University Law School; Brooklyn Law School; and Legal RnD at Michigan State University College of Law. TR is also partnering with Evolve Law,  which helps law firms enhance their business models.

Charlotte Rushton


“Many of today’s law school students are focused not only on the law, but how they can help bring fresh, bold thinking in areas such as design, technology and entrepreneurship to help transform the delivery of legal services,” said Charlotte Rushton, managing director of U.S. large law firms and innovation champions for the legal business of TR.




Monica Bay is a Fellow at CodeX and a freelance journalist and analyst. Email: Twitter: @MonicaBay

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Hat tip: David Cowen.
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