Supporting the Nation's Judicial System & the Public it Serves


The Judicial Innovation Fellowship Program

The Judicial Innovation Fellowship (JIF) is an initiative incubated at the Justice Lab at Georgetown Law Center’s Institute for Technology Law and Policy.  The JIF is a year-long fellowship for technologists, designers, and user testers to transform justice across state, local, territorial, and tribal courts. It is an exciting new opportunity for technologists, product people, and designers to use their talents for justice. Partnering with state, local, territorial, and tribal courts, fellows will have the opportunity to work inside courts to improve how people access justice. Courts gain a unique opportunity to improve operations and equity by receiving a Judicial Innovation Fellow. Having a dedicated fellow to focus on access-to-justice projects frees up staff time and resources and provides a new perspective to help solve problems faced by the court and the public. Projects will leverage skills in backend architecture, front-end design, product development, and user testing. All of which will change the justice system to be more transparent, efficient, and equitable. To learn more, check out the website and sign up for the information session on February 28. Applications open the same day. The Justice Lab is preparing to pick its first cohort of fellows, who will start in September 2023. The Justice Lab will release webinars for courts and potential fellows to learn more about the program and ask questions. To read more about the program, read the Roadmap.