Lecturer on Law
Director, Harvard Law School Library Innovation Lab
Adam Ziegler is a Lecturer on Law, Director of the Harvard Library Innovation Lab (LIL) and an affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society.
Ziegler specializes in the complicated relationship between technology and the practice of law. His teaching focuses on helping students build skills and perspective that will help them excel as lawyers in a future increasingly defined by technology. As Director of LIL he leads a multidisciplinary team that blends expertise in law, programming, librarianship and design to address a variety of problems that relate to the intersection of law and technology. LIL’s current flagship projects are: the Caselaw Access Project (https://case.law), which offers free public access to all historical, published decisions of state and federal courts; Perma.cc (https://perma.cc), which allows courts, scholars, lawyers and other authors protect their web references against link rot; and H2O (https://opencasebook.org), which helps faculty create free, adaptable casebooks.
Prior to joining Harvard, Ziegler co-founded a startup that enabled collaborative legal analysis online. He also practiced law for 10 years as a partner at Donnelly, Conroy & Gellhar LLP, a boutique litigation firm in Boston, and as an associate at Goodwin Procter LLP and Covington & Burling LLP. Before entering private practice, he served as a law clerk to Judge James L. Ryan, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Ziegler holds a J.D., magna cum laude, from Michigan Law School and a B.A., English, from Davidson College.