Application Deadline: May 25, 2021
May 31st - July 2nd, 2021
Registration Requirements
  • For Indian law students only
  • Completed Application Form
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About the Program

Are you a law student in India keen to use data for justice?

If yes, take your first step to become a ‘justicemaker’ by spending your summer break curating novel and open justice datasets.

Summer of Data is a national 5-week program focused on bringing more law students into the open justice data movement. In this first edition of the Summer of Data Program, law students will work under the mentorship of Prof. Rangin Pallav Tripathy of NLU Odisha and Civic Data Lab to create a dataset that profiles the backgrounds of High Court Judges from across India.

Data (or the lack thereof) on judges, their backgrounds, tenure and professional trajectory can tell us a lot about the judicial system. It can reveal the diversity and transparency of the institution on a range of parameters. Equally it can unravel systemic factors that affect the composition and impact of the institution.

Students will have 5 weeks (between May 31st-July 2nd, 2021) to create the dataset, meeting the deadlines agreed upon with their mentors. The entire program will be conducted online.

This edition of the Summer of Data program will accept only 30 law students.

Please fill this short application form by May 25, 2021 to show your interest.

Students completing the program will share the datasets they create openly on Justice Hub for the world to use and receive due recognition as contributors.


Prof. Rangin Pallav Tripathy

Rangin has been teaching at National Law University Odisha since 2010 and works in the area of constitutional governance, civil liberties, criminal law and human rights. His current research focuses on the functioning of institutions within constitutional democracies and the way they affect realization of democratic rights. He was a Fulbright Post-Doctoral Research Scholar at Harvard Law School (2019-2020).

Apoorv Anand

Apoorv works with CivicDataLab and is part of the Justice Hub team where his role is to find collaboration opportunities that seek to bridge the gap between the demand and supply of key datasets. Currently, he is figuring out ways to build simple and robust data standards for curating open datasets that can aid in the research and analysis of key indicators around Law and Justice.

Gaurav Godhwani

Gaurav Godhwani is co-founder and director at CivicDataLab - a research lab harnessing data, tech, design and social science to strengthen the course of civic engagements in India. He works to leverage the open-source movement to enable citizens in engaging better with public reforms.He has been instrumental in starting initiatives like DataKind Bangalore & Open Budgets India. He is focused to grow open data and FOSS innovations in sectors like Public Finance, Law & Justice, Urban Planning and more.


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