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.
Course Bidding: In additional to ranking this clinic among experiential course selections, students should submit a CV and short statement of interest by the close of the bidding period, June 23 at 4:30 p.m.