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Harvard Law School: ‘We want to show students how to be entrepreneurs’

A legal education can be the key to unlocking entrepreneurship, say the Harvard Law School graduates who created Evisort, a contract management platform driven by artificial intelligence.

“We never took the bar. We went straight to Silicon Valley. From five folks on a whiteboard, now we have 160 employees,” said Memme Onwudiwe ’19 who serves as Evisort’s executive vice president of legal and business intelligence. “We saw that it is a path that we want to open up to more folks.”

Evisort was founded in 2016 — while both were still in law school — by then Harvard Law Students Jerry Ting ’18, Jacob Sussman ’18, Memme Onwudiwe ’19 and Riley Hawkins ’19 with data scientists from MIT. This year, Onwudiwe and Ting returned to Harvard to share what they’ve learned both about launching startups and how their specialty — legal technology — is changing the profession.

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