Summer of Data Program

Are you a law student in India keen to use data for justice?

If yes, take your first step to become a ‘justicemaker’ by spending your summer break curating novel and open justice datasets.

Summer of Data is a national 5-week program focused on bringing more law students into the open justice data movement. In this first edition of the Summer of Data Program, law students will work under the mentorship of Prof. Rangin Pallav Tripathy of NLU Odisha and Civic Data Lab to create a dataset that profiles the backgrounds of High Court Judges from across India.

Data (or the lack thereof) on judges, their backgrounds, tenure and professional trajectory can tell us a lot about the judicial system. It can reveal the diversity and transparency of the institution on a range of parameters. Equally it can unravel systemic factors that affect the composition and impact of the institution.

Students will have 5 weeks (between May 31st-July 2nd, 2021) to create the dataset, meeting the deadlines agreed upon with their mentors. The entire program will be conducted online.

This edition of the Summer of Data program will accept only 30 law students.

Please fill this short application form by May 25, 2021 to show your interest.

Students completing the program will share the datasets they create openly on Justice Hub for the world to use and receive due recognition as contributors.

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