The 2016 Ben J. Altheimer Oral Symposium

UALR Law Review Altheimer Symposium
Friday, February 5, 2016

Legal Hacking: Technology and Innovation in the Legal Profession


Date: Friday, February 5, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.
Place:   The UALR Bowen Law Friday Courtroom

With the rapid expansion of technology, it is becoming increasingly important for the legal profession to evolve to meet the ever-changing demands of a progressive market, or face being left behind. “Legal hacking” is the development of creative solutions to problems that arise where law and technology intersect. The goal of this legal hacking symposium is to raise awareness of the problems faced by the legal profession and innovative, effective solutions to those problems. Please join the UALR Law Review and members of the Arkansas legal community as we gather to learn about technological advancement in the legal field!

The speakers for the Symposium are as follows:

Daniel Lewis
Founder of Ravel LawVince Morris
Director of Arkansas Legal Services PartnershipProfessor Angela Upchurch
Southern Illinois University School of LawDan Lear
Director of Industry Relations, Avvo, Inc.

Toby Unwin
Inventor of Premonition Artificial Intelligence SystemView his commentary, Why is Legal Technology So Bad?,
as a preface to his discussion segment by clicking here.
Professor Michael Robak
Director of Law School Information Technology University of Missouri—Kansas City School of Law

Jeannette Eicks
Managing Director
Center for Legal Innovation, Vermont Law

Meredith Causey
Co-Founder of

Anthony Johnson
Co-Founder of American Injury Attorney Group

We anticipate authorization of five hours of CLE credit for those who attend. For those that cannot attend the live Symposium in Little Rock, the event will stream live at the Bobby McDaniel Trial Practice Courtroom, University of Arkansas School of Law, Fayetteville, Arkansas. CLE credits are only available to those attending the Symposium in person

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review will publish articles from the Symposium in Volume 38, which is slated for publication in the Fall of 2016.

Interested attendees should send any questions or comments to Kolton Jones, Symposium Editor, at

Legal Innovation Hackathon

Immediately following the Symposium, the law school will be hosting the first law-focused Hackathon ever held in the state! The Hackathon will bring together programmers, lawyers, and law professors to work in teams to develop technology-focused solutions, such as websites and apps, to a wide variety of problems and challenges faced by lawyers, clients, and the legal system.

The Hackathon will run from 5 p.m. on Friday, February 5 until 12 p.m. on Saturday, February 6!

For more information, visit the Hackathon webpage here:

Registration information for the Hackathon is separate and can be found here:

Please be advised that registering for the Symposium will not register you for the Hackathon.

We hope to see you there!