Matthew Stubenberg

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Law School Analyzer

Comparing law school data has always been complicated. I built a small app to help compare law school disclosure data overtime.

CLUE

The Client Legal Utility Engine (CLUE) was a program I built during my time at MVLS to scrape all of Maryland Judiciary Case Search and help automate tedious tasks.

MDExpungement

MDExpungement.com was a pivotal website in the Maryland expungement process for many years. Eventually for a number of reasons I shut it down.

About

I graduated from Maryland Law School in 2013. Being passionate about using technology to revolutionize the practice of law, I first created a mobile app called the “Not Guilty App” to simplify navigation in Maryland courthouses. I then had a lightbulb moment when I realized the expungement process in Maryland could be automated. I applied my expertise in expungement law and created MDExpungement.com, a website that automates the expungement process. This site has been instrumental in generating over 119,000 expungement petitions since its inception in 2015.

My career includes roles at Maryland Legal Aid and the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS), where I developed a fully searchable database of cases on Maryland Judiciary Case Search. I spent four years at Harvard Law School's Access to Justice Lab where I was the Associate Director of Legal Technology and ran randomized controlled trials to ascertain which interventions in access to justice issues are effective and which are not.

Currently, I am the Innovator in Residence at the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law. I teach Coding for Lawyers and Cybersecurity law as well as develop bespoke applications to help the school and the students.

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Work Experience

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Richardson School of Law

January 2023 - Present

My role as the Innovator in Residence involves teaching innovative classes like Cyber Security Law and Coding for Lawyers. Additionally, I create programs to help automate some of the backend tasks the school deals with as well as tools to help students find jobs after graduation.

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Harvard Law School

August 2018 - October 2022

I was the associate director of legal technology and ran a number of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in the access to justice legal space. This included the RCT for Public Safety Assessment tool to assist judges in making bail decisions. My role included technical support for studies run by other researchers as well.

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Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service

October 2016 - August 2018

I was the IT director and a staff attorney at MVLS. I ran the expungement program, training dozens of pro bono attorneys and handling the most difficult clients myself. I also developed a number of programs to enhance our case management system to help automate a number of tedious tasks.

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Maryland Legal Aid

October 2015 - October 2016

I worked as a Sr. Applications Specialist in the IT department. During my tenure I managed numerous legal technology contract negotiations. I developed software to help assist staff communications during emergencies and to assist in the the transmission of sensitive data between different applications.

Education


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University of Maryland School of Law

Graduated 2013

I graduated cum laude from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law with a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree. I am licensed to practice law in Maryland.

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University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)

Graduated 2009

I graduated from the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science.

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