Legal Innovation + Technology Certificate
Class of 2019
Alex George is a 3L Legal Innovation + Technology Certificate student in The Law Lab. She attended DePaul University, where she earned a B.A. in International Studies, with research concentrations in Urban Studies and Community Activism in Latin America and the Middle East. She wrote her thesis on media representation of Honduran asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Alex chose to attend Chicago-Kent because it is committed to diversity in the legal profession and increasing access to justice through technology. Alex is particularly interested in how technology can help immigrants, their employers, and their lawyers navigate the ever-increasing complexities of immigration law. Alex is driven by a commitment to social and economic justice, and an intense impatience with the arbitrary barriers that stand in the way. In March 2018, Alex had the privilege of volunteering with the Cara Pro Bono Project in Dilley, TX. At Dilley, Alex saw how the use of legal technology and knowledge-management systems improved her ability to represent detained women and children seeking asylum.
Alex cites the Justice & Technology Practicum and Legal Project Management & Process Improvement as two classes that inform her legal and academic work. Alex is currently using the skills she gained through the Certificate program to research adjudication patterns in permanent residency applications for immigrants with extraordinary abilities, from CEOs to rock stars. She hopes her work will support greater transparency and efficiency in immigration law.