Jeannette Eicks

Adjunct Professor


Seattle University School of Law
901 12th Avenue, Sullivan Hall
P.O. Box 222000
Seattle, WA 98122-1090


Master of Science, Internet Engineering and Strategy Management, The Graduate Center at Marlboro College, Brattleboro, Vermont, 1999
JD, Vermont Law School, South Royalton, Vermont, 1996
BA, Psychology and English Literature, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, 1993


Jeannette Eicks is the Director of the Center for Legal Innovation and teaches eLawyering and eDiscovery at Vermont Law School. She facilitates collaborative projects between students, faculty and industry partners on behalf of the Center for Legal Innovation. Her published work includes "Evidence Challenge," published by LexisNexis in 2014, and a chapter in "Educating the Digital Lawyer," an eBook co-edited by Professor Oliver Goodenough and published by LexisNexis in 2012.

Professor Eicks' past experience includes serving as CEO of an application development and Internet consulting firm, managing information technology for Vermont Law School, and establishing several degree programs during her tenure as a professor at Vermont Technical College.

Professor Eicks received a B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., a J.D. from Vermont Law School, and a master's in internet strategy management from Marlboro College.


Small Business Bankruptcy and Reorganization: Demystifying and Destigmatizing organizer and moderator for statewide SBDC webinar, February 17, 2021

Data Privacy & Breach Compliance: Things to Keep in Mind as Clients' Businesses Go Virtual presentation at the Vermont Bar Association Virtual Techshow, January 26, 2021

Third Year Launch Into Practice: Externships and Online Learning presentation at the Externships 10 Conference hosted by Syracuse University College of Law, October 22, 2020

All the Wild Possibilities: Innovation, Technology and Law keynote presentation at Code for America's Annual Brigade Conference, October 17, 2020.

Ethics and Social Media CLE program at Santa Barbara and Ventura Colleges of Law, May 1, 2020

Building Legal Apps for COVID Assistance national virtual showcase of student applications via MIT Computational Law, April 15 and April 22, 2020

Ransomware Attack: A Tabletop Exercise and J.D. Capstone weekend exercise at Emory Law School, March 5 - 8, 2020

eDiscovery Evidence California CLE program at Santa Barbara and Ventura Colleges of Law, February 21, 2020

Creating and Managing Your Law Practice Business Plan presentation at Vermont Bar Association Incubator Program on October 21, 2019

Framing the Legal Conversation about Digital Identity presentation at DLGA Identity Conference at Champlain College on October 16, 2019

Weaving Student Needs, Experiential and Online Learning to Create a Tailored Educational Experience presentation at Online & Hybrid Learning Pedagogy Conference at University of Denver Sturm College of Law September 27, 2019 available at 2019/Student%20Success%20and%20Relevant%20History,%209-27-2019.mp4

Innovative Courses for Next Generation Lawyers presentation at 2nd Annual Innovation & Technology Law Conference, Seattle Law School on June 28, 2019

The Unauthorized Practice of Law & Legal Technology: Move Fast and Avoid Breaking Things presentation at Duke Law School, Durham North Carolina on April 29, 2019

Using AI to Implement Privacy Policies in End-point Devices, AI and the Law Conference, Vanderbilt Law School, Nashville, TN on April 19, 2019

Vermont Blockchain Symposium, Moderator, Co-organizer at Champlain College, Burlington, VT on March 27, 2019

Tabletop Exercise: Emerging Threats and Cybersecurity Creator, Facilitator, Presenter at Emory Law School, Atlanta Georgia on March 8 - 9, 2019

Algorithms and Hidden Biases: What Responsibilities Do Lawyers Have to ‘Look Under the Hood' of Legal AI? presentation at ABA Techshow, Chicago on March 1, 2019

Lawyers as Entrepreneurs presentation at the University of Toronto Law School, Toronto Canada on November 9, 2018

Legal Technology: Framing the Challenges and Embracing the Opportunities presentation at the NE Bar Association Annual Meeting hosted by the Vermont Bar Association, Arlington, Vermont on October 25, 2018

Coding for Lawyers Workshop presented at the International Legal Hackers Conference, Brooklyn, New York on August 25th, 2018

Deontic Logic and the Automated Implementation of Privacy Policies in End-point Devices presentation at SubTech in Tallinn, Estonia on July 13, 2018

Family Law and Social Media planned presentation at Vermont Bar Association's Tech Day, May 16, 2018

Moving the Needle on Climate Change presented at AI and the Law Conference 2018, Vanderbilt Law School, April 20, 2018.

A Literature Review of Computational Contract Law published as a companion appendix to The Legal Specification Protocol white paper distributed on April 6, 2018 at Stanford Law School Legal Specification Protocol conference. Coding at Vermont Law School presented at Coding for Lawyers workshop, Suffolk Law School, April 10, 2018.

Are You Competent to Practice Law? moderated at #VLSLegalTech-Disrupt the Stone Age, VLS Solutions Conference, March 23, 2018

Smart City Hacked! presented and lead lab at #VLSLegalTech-Disrupt the Stone Age, VLS Solutions Conference, March 23, 2018.

Planning for the Future: What's Next in Teaching Technology presented at ABA TechShow, March 9 2018.

Lawyer Entrepreneurship: Teaching Lawyers to Innovate and Disrupt moderated and presented at the ABA TechShow, March 9 2018.

Global Legal Hackathon, Boston judged the final projects at Suffolk Law School, February 25, 2018.

Emerging Threats and Cybersecurity a tabletop exercise with alumnae Samantha Medlock at Santa Barbara Colleges of Law, February 16 and 17th, 2018.

Regulation Technology and Compliance with Legal AI presented TEDx style talk at LegalTech Show Legal Showcase, January 31, 2018.

Translating Policy into Machine Readable Code presented at UMKC Law School sponsored Legal Technology Laboratory Conference, November 16 - 17, 2017.

Legal Form on Blockchain by invitation attended at MIT, October 30, 2017.

SOLID Conference @ NYC, lead academic discussion on Oct. 13 - 15, 2017.

Beyond the Traditional Client/Attorney Paradigm: Modeling Professional Responsibility in an Increasingly Complex Ethical World; Guidance for Clinicians and Law Students Providing Cause-Driven Legal Services, presented with Jeannie Oliver and Liz Ryan Cole at the Midwest Clinical Conference, October 14, 2017.

A Vt. Court Ordered Google To Provide Overseas Data. Will The State Supreme Court Agree? interviewed by Henry Epps for VPR News, September 8 2017.

Legal Specification Protocol conference participant at Stanford Law School on September 7th, 2017.

Law, Technology and the Future of Law Schools, presented a TED-style talk at ABA Annual Meeting in New York, New York on Aug 12, 2017.

Privacy Policy: The Automated Implementation of City Privacy Ordinances Across IoT Devices, presented at
Gigabit City Conference, August 1 & 2, 2017.

Law Schools Are FutureLaw: Preparing the Next Generation of Lawyers, presented on a panel at Stanford's Codex FutureLaw Conference; Thursday April 6th, 2017

Legal Technology in the Law School Curriculum, presented at ABA TechShow; Thursday March 16th, 2017  

AI? Originating Contracts as Software, presented at Vanderbilt Law School's Second Annual Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Law; March 2nd and 3rd, 2017

UMKC/Kansas City Missouri Privacy Partnership Round Table presented at MetroLab Big Data and Human Services Conference; January 18th, 2017

Unbundling Legal Services, presented as a panelist at the Vermont Bar Association's Pro Bono Conference: Celebrate Pro Bono; October 26th 2016

Changing Legal: Engaging Powerful Group Ideation & Community Of Practice Inspiration Methods, presented as a TED-style talk at Janders Dean & Chicago-Kent College Of Law Legal Horizons Conference 2016; July 14th, 2016

Strategies for Bringing Legal Technology into Legal Education presented at SubTech 2016 hosted by Richmond School of Law; July 9th, 2016

Legal Hacktivist Bootcamp: A Hackathon Course Debrief, LegalTech Law Prof Blog, July 23, 2015; available  at

Hackathon Courses and the DIY Lawyer, presenter, panelist and judge at Legal Hacking: Technology and Innovation in the Legal Profession UALR Law Review Altheimer Symposium, February 5th, 2016

All the Wild Possibilities: Innovation, Technology and the Law, Keynote presenter at the Vermont Trial Lawyers Association Annual Conference; Friday May 8th, 2015.

Cloudy Security: The Law's Role in Securing Personal Data Online, guest speaker at Saint Michael's College, February 10, 2015.

A New Generation of Legal Tech Applications, Discussion Leader, LegalTech New York 2015, Feb 6th, 2015

Computer Science, Social Justice and the Law, guest speaker at Middlebury College, October 14, 2015.

Yes, This Is Law School, LegalTech Law Prof Blog, August 21, 2014; available at

Teaching Manual: The Evidence Challenge (January 2015). Available at

Gruter Institute Conference; Innovation, Economic Growth, and Human Behavior; Olympic Valley, California. Presentations: eGovernance and Legal Gamification (May 2014).

"Igniting Law Teaching" a TEDx-Styled Conference; American University Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C.; Friday, April 4, 2014; Presentation: "Game On! Educational Games for Law Students"

The Evidence Challenge, A LexisNexis Educational Game, January 2014.

Gruter Institute Conference; Innovation, Economic Growth, and Human Behavior; Olympic Valley, California. Presentations: Gamification in Legal Education (May 2013).

Gruter Institute Conference; Innovation, Economic Growth, and Human Behavior; Olympic Valley, Teaching Lawyers to Program (May 2013).

Thursday Thinkpiece: Eicks on Educating the Digital Lawyer, SLAW (December 20, 2012).

Educating Superior Legal Professionals: Successful Modern Curricula Join Law and Technology, LexisNexis Book Chapter (January 2012)