Lecturer on Law
Jack Cushman is a fellow of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society and a member of the Harvard Library Innovation Lab, where he works on projects at the intersection of law and computer science. Those projects include Perma.cc, a tool to fight legal reference rot that has been adopted by the majority of American law schools, and the Caselaw Access Project, which is exploring new legal research methods based on digitization of 40,000 volumes of caselaw at the Harvard Law Library. Other ongoing research topics include jurisdictionally diverse archival encryption, crowdsourcing of legal knowledge regarding copyright law, and market concentration in web hosting. Before coming to Harvard he worked as an appellate attorney in Boston and as a computer programmer.