Miguel Willis is the Innovator in Residence at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School’s Future of the Profession Initiative (“FPI”). Miguel concurrently serves as the Executive Director of Accessto Justice Tech Fellows (“A2J Tech Fellows”), a national nonprofit organization that develops summer fellowships for law students seeking to leverage technology to create equitable legal access for low-income and marginalized populations. Immediately prior to joining FPI, Miguel served as the Law School Admissions Council’s (“LSAC”) inaugural Presidential Innovation Fellow. Willispreviously held posts at the City of Seattle, Office of Immigrant & Refugee Affairs, where he assisted on legal content and strategy for the creation of a Citizenship web portal. He also worked with Alaska Court System to develop its Justice for All Project. Miguel was recognized by the American Bar Association as a 2018 Legal Rebel, and 2019 Fastcase 50” honoree. Willis currently serves on the advisory board of the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law’s Innovation for Justice (i4J) program, as well as on The Legal Services Corporation’s Emerging Leaders Council.
Congress should create a Judicial Innovation Fellowship that brings experienced technologists into courts to improve access to justice.