Promoting a Data Commons for Law

Margaret Hagan, Jameson Dempsey & Jorge Gabriel Jiménez propose to build a “Legal Data Commons” to harness available data from legal aid organizations, courts, legal technology companies, and others to enable research and development that promotes access to justice. “We believe that a legal data commons -— built with privacy and accountability ‘by design’ — could solve the data issue and advance research and innovation objectives while addressing legitimate confidentiality concerns.” Here’s the first part in their forthcoming three part series of articles on their proposal.

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