Less Zuckerberg, More Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The Next Gen of Public Interest Technology

In the early seventies, young and righteous law students were given the chance to study how the law impacts everyday citizens with a new legal field called Public Interest Law (think: environmental and labor rights). That discipline’s founding was no happy accident. Philanthropic and activist organizations helped universities develop curricula and nurtured young lawyers to put the public good before their own big corporate salaries. Those same strategies are now being used to develop another new field: Public Interest Technology. Hear how a new generation of civic-minded technologists will be educated to become the public’s digital protectors… rather than build yet another food-delivery app.

Public Interest Technology University Network