In a recent profile, the Huffington Post spoke with Professor Jonathan Askin about the extensive work done by the Brooklyn Law Incubator and Policy (BLIP) Clinic in the tech world. BLIP was founded in 2008 and functions as an Internet law firm, providing free legal assistance to start-up companies. Explaining the importance of the intersection of the legal and technological worlds, Professor Askin says, "Lawyers are still the only people who use fax machines--a demonstration of our Luddite tendencies. Change comes a lot slower to legal professions than the tech/entrepreneurship world. We've got to learn how to keep up. We've got to use the tools that other entrepreneurs have used."
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