NORMAN — Kenton Brice, director of technology innovation at the OU College of Law, has been included in the 2018 Fastcase 50, an award that honors the top 50 legal technology innovators in the nation.
Each year, the legal research service Fastcase honors the legal profession’s “smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders in the law” with the Fastcase 50 awards. Lawyers, legal technologists, policymakers, judges, law librarians, bar association executives and others are included in the annual honors.
“Kenton Brice’s expertise and enthusiasm have been critical to not only the success of the Digital Initiative at OU Law, but to advancing the national conversation and the application of technology in the practice of law,” said OU College of Law Dean Joseph Harroz Jr. “Through Kenton’s leadership of the OU Law Center for Technology and Innovation in Practice, OU Law has earned the reputation as one of the top law schools worldwide for producing practice-ready graduates. He is incredibly deserving of this recognition.”
Brice joined the OU College of Law in 2015 as the college’s first digital resources librarian. Last year, he was promoted to director of technology innovation, where he leads OU Law’s technology efforts. With the launch of the OU Law Center for Technology and Innovation in Practice in 2017, Brice engages with academics, policymakers and industry experts to research and implement the practical use of technology in legal education.
OU Law: A National Leader in Modern Legal Education
Just within the last year, OU Law’s Digital Initiative has earned further national recognition:
- preLaw Magazine named OU Law one of the Top 20 Most Innovative Law Schools in the nation
- Apple Inc. named OU Law an Apple Distinguished School for 2017-2019 in honor of the college’s efforts in promoting collaboration and innovative teaching
- Brice and his work through the OU Law Center for Technology and Innovation in Practice have gained national exposure, including features in Above the Law’s Law2020 series, the ABA Journal, and in two case studies by ROSS Intelligence.
To learn more about OU Law’s Digital Initiative, visit law.ou.edu/digitalinitiative.
Founded in 1909, the OU College of Law is Oklahoma’s premier law school. OU Law offers small sections and class sizes that encourage a strong sense of community; accomplished faculty with international expertise; and a state-of-the-art facility equipped with the latest technology. The OU College of Law is the academic home of more than 700 students enrolled in the juris doctor program, the John B. Turner Master of Laws Program, the master of legal studies program and various dual degree programs. For more information about OU Law, visit law.ou.edu.
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