09.1.14 —  NuLawLab's online advocacy simulation initiative has been nominated for international recognition by the Hague Institute for the Internationalization of Law (HiiL). It is one of only 17 projects nominated globally for the organization’s 2014 Innovative Idea Award. The lab is partnering with New Haven Legal Assistance, Statewide Legal Services of Connecticut, and NU’s new Playable Innovative Technologies Lab to develop an online simulation for self-represented parties to gain advocacy experience before heading to court for real.  Funding for the project has been secured from the Legal Services Corporation’s Technology Initiative Grants program. 

"We are honored to join NUSL’s signature first year program Legal Skills in Social Context (LSSC)/Social Justice (SJ) and Justice Bridge (spearheaded by Professor Deborah Ramirez), both of which were nominated for HiiL innovation awards last year," said Dan Jackson '97, executive director of NuLawLab. 

To learn more and submit a vote, please click here. Your vote will bolster the chances of this project being named the winner. HiiL is a leading advisory and research institute for the justice sector. Its mission is to improve rulemaking and conflict resolution processes. You can learn more about HiiL at www.hiil.org.