LTL Projects 

Projects from the LTL Community addressing legal and policy needs of communities throughout the world

Legal Specification Protocol Development

Project Link: https://osf.io/t4ec3
Project Sponsor(s): Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Project Leader(s): Oliver Goodenough (Vermont)
Project Status: Open

The development of a widely used Legal Specification Language (LSL), would have several advantages, including the direct coding of both private legal instruments, such as commercial and financial contracts, and public legal rules, such as regulations and legislation.

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Building a Smarter Legal Internet Search

Project Link: https://osf.io/vpx8m
Project Sponsor(s): Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Other Collaborators: Google (Technology), Microsoft (Technology), Schema.org (Technology)
Project Leader(s): Margaret Hagan (Stanford)
Project Status: Open

This project (in conjunction with the Legal Specification Language Development Project) involves two main objectives: (i) to define a standard schema that online legal help providers can use to encode the content on their websites so that it is more structured and machine-readable, and (ii) working with the Internet search-providers to adopt these standards and create more directed, correct, and actionable search results design.

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Data Analytics and Renovating Abandoned Properties

Project Link: https://osf.io/uex2a
Project Sponsor(s): Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Other Collaborators: Kansas City Land Bank, The Code for America KC Brigade, Brent Never (Bloch School, UMKC)
Project Leader(s): James Delisle (Bloch School, UMKC)
Project Status: Open

Currently tailored to the Kansas City, Missouri region this Project addresses the issue of vacant, abandoned and blighted properties, a significant challenge for many municipalities.

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Data Analytics and FCC Policy Making

Project Link: https://osf.io/rm9cf
Project Sponsor(s): Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Other Collaborators: KCura (Technology)
Project Leader(s): Adam Candeub (MSU)
Project Status: Open

Agency disclosure and transparency allow citizens and government actors to monitor administrative records and decision-making and, in theory, further a more democratically responsive government.

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