Open Government and Open Data Governance Innovation Clinic (30186). 3 units, credit/fail with a graded option. 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. B.S. Noveck.
Note: Additional information about the projects for this clinic is available at link text.
Course Bidding: In addition to ranking this clinic among experiential course selections, students should also submit a CV and a short statement of interest by the close of the bidding period, December 8, 4:30 p.m.
Note: To enable this policy clinic to accomplish as much as possible, Professor Noveck wants to organize project teams at the start of the term. Hence students accepted into the clinic will be asked to commit by January 9, 2017 and drops will not be approved thereafter. Students who have questions about the clinic should not hesitate to reach out to Professor Noveck (firstname.lastname@example.org).