The Legal Technology Laboratory is led by the University of Missouri Kansas City with support from the Ewing Kauffman Foundation. This initiative was established after conferences that brought together experts in law technology, access to justice advocacy, and entrepreneurship education. It aims to encourage collaboration and innovation in the legal and technology fields.

The LTL began in 2016 with a scoping phase, forming a community and creating a portfolio of prototyping projects. During one of the LTL conferences, an initial portfolio of prototyping projects was developed. These projects ranged from exploring new and existing legal tech to creating tools to support entrepreneurship and access to justice. In total 15 projects involved leaders from 11 law schools as well law students and several collaborators and other organizations. Several projects went beyond the prototyping phase and are now full-blown initiatives.

Today, the mission of LTL is to promote the education and exploration of legal technology by empowering multidisciplinary teams to address social, civic, and economic development challenges.

We are creating a community at the convergence of legal technology, law practice, and entrepreneurship. We want to continue connecting individuals to more extensive networks of innovators worldwide.

We invite all legal technology enthusiasts to join the LTL community. You can join our listserv, share your courses, or be inspired to build your legal tech course or prototype with your students. Please visit: