Jeff Ward

“While closing the justice gap will require many changes, with each stride in justice tech innovation, we move a step closer to a future where our legal system serves all.” – Jeff Ward, Innovation Lab Advisory Board


Jeff Ward teaches Contracts as well as courses at the intersection of law, emerging tech, and ethics such as Frontier A.I. & Robotics: Law & Ethics and Future of Contracts at Duke Law. In his role as Director of the Duke Center on Law & Tech, he oversees programs that include the Duke Law Tech Lab, a pre-accelerator program for early-stage legal tech companies, and Duke Law By Design, which uses design methodologies to help ensure that new technologies ultimately empower and ennoble all people and expand access to quality legal services. He has served as a Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University (‘21-’23) and a Faculty Affiliate at both the Initiative for Science & Society and the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke, where he teaches Legal, Ethical, and Societal Implications of Artificial Intelligence and other courses.