The Open Government and Open Data Governance Innovation Clinic supports the strengthening of democratic institutions by using legal and technological innovations to transform how we govern. In this clinic, we will work with clients in government and other public institutions on projects designed to enable them to work more openly and collaboratively to make better decisions and solve public problems to improve people???s lives. Our mission is three
-fold: to help institutions innovate and become more effective at achieving their mission through the application of new technologies including big data and collective intelligence; to promote the public???s right to participate in governing in ways that tap people???s talents, creativity, and interests; and to empower twenty-first-century lawyers-as-problem solvers by developing new skills in governance innovation. Paper required. Enrollment limited. Permission of the instructor required. Interested students should send a CV and statement of interest to instructor, Beth Noveck by Friday, August 12.