a biennial conference exploring substantive legal technology since 1990
Hosted by Vanderbilt Law School's Program on Law and Innovation
SubTech brings together legal scholars, educators, practitioners, and technologists from around the world who influence the development and substantive application of technology in legal education and practice. Since 1990, SubTech offers a unique experience at the intersection of the technology of law and legal education—not simply for SubTech's longevity, but also in its informal, collaborative approach to crafting the content based on participants' interests and expertise.
Historically, SubTech focuses on where the technology of law intersects with legal education. In a truly international gathering that nurtures inter-specialty exchange. By “substantive” we mean applications that deal with the distinctively legal substance of what lawyers, judges, and law teachers do. By “legal education” we mean all contexts in which law is studied and taught (not just traditional law schools).
At SubTech 2020, plenary and small group sessions will offer highly engaging and interactive opportunities for participants to shape both the content of our time together and potential outcomes that extend beyond SubTech.
Designing for Justice: Teaching Tech for (a) Change
This theme for SubTech 2020 weaves in the following strands for exploration at SubTech. How might we?
the organizing committee of
Host: Cat Moon
Director of Innovation Design and the PoLI Institute
UC Hastings College of Law
Swinburne Law School
SubTech Host, 2012
SubTech host 2016
Links of Interest
curious about SubTech?
A Brief History of SubTech / Marc Lauritsen
The SubTech Way: Context for an Unconventional Conference / Roger Skalbeck
SubTech 2018 (Tallinn, Estonia) (IT Law Programme)
SubTech 2016 (Richmond, VA) (University of Richmond School of Law)
what will we do at SubTech 2020?
The actual agenda for our time together will be shaped by SubTech participants in true unconference fashion.
As part of the theme Designing for Justice: Teaching for (a) Change, we envision exploring numerous topics through the following lenses: