ADJUNCT LAW FACULTY
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Marc Lauritsen, author of The Lawyer’s Guide to Working Smarter with Knowledge Tools and president of Capstone Practice Systems, is a lawyer and educator with over twenty-five years of pioneering leadership in advanced legal software. He earned two degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the J.D. from Harvard Law School.
After practicing and supervising in legal aid offices, Marc returned to Harvard as a fieldwork instructor, director of clinical programs, and a senior research associate. He directed Project PERICLES, Harvard’s first major research program in law and computers. He founded Capstone Practice Systems in 1998. In 2000-2001 Marc was “chief e-legal officer” at AmeriCounsel.com. He founded Legal Systematics in 2003 and All About Choice in 2006.
Capstone builds systems for some of the world’s top law firms and departments, and is also energetically involved in pathbreaking projects on behalf of nonprofit legal organizations, such as LawHelp Interactive, which has delivered close to a million smart forms for free to low-income people and their advocates. Legal Systematics offers ready-to-use drafting systems, hosted document assembly environments, and tools for developers. All About Choice is fielding an online system for collaborative deliberation about important decisions using interactive visualization and crowd sourcing techniques.
Marc has lectured and published widely on the uses and implications of information technology in the legal profession. He is on the editorial boards of Artificial Intelligence and Law and the International Journal of Law and Information Technology. He has trained hundreds of lawyers in the development and use of knowledge-based systems.
Marc co-originated the international SubTech conferences that began at Salzburg in 1990 and that continue to draw thought leaders every two years for rich exchanges about the technology of law in the context of legal education. He is a past director of the International Association for Artificial Intelligence and Law, a fellow of the College of Law Practice Management, and co-chair of the American Bar Association's eLawyering Task Force.
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Mr. Marc Lauritsen
Suffolk University Law School
120 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02108-4977