Fall 2013 WinnerS

Winner, Iron Tech Lawyer
Military Impact of Discharge Assessment System

Excellence in Design
California Foreclosure Advisor

Honorable Mention
 The Short and Happy Guide to Health Care Coverage

Fall 2013 Student Apps

Military Impact of Discharge Assessment System (MIDAS) app. Designed by Lindsey Bohl (L’14), Kyle George (L’14) and Thomas Orsak (L’14), MIDAS is intended to help adjudicators at the Department of Veterans Affairs determine whether a service member is eligible for VA benefits. The students worked with a U.S. Army judge advocate to address the issue of eligibility, which affects more than 22 million veterans and their dependents.

California Foreclosure Advisor designed by Shahzadi Ahmed (L’14), Angela Omiyi (L’14), Michael Milea (L’15) and Johnny Wong (L’16). Built in collaboration with the Consumer Financial Protection Board, the app was intended to provide clear, easy-to-understand, and directed information to homeowners about foreclosure, and to help them assess their current situation and their options moving forward. The app also serves to collect information for CFPB on problems facing homeowners and mortgage servicers’ compliance.

The Short and Happy Guide to Health Care Coverage is an informational tool designed to help uninsured persons understand certain benefits under the Affordable Care Act. Our application stands apart from the hundreds of others online in that it specifically speaks to the largest demographic of uninsured persons: young people with lower income and education levels.

Military Service Members Pre-Discharge Counselor. The app advises active service members on the specific discharge options available to them and how their actions may affect their eligibility for benefits after separation from the military.

Clean Water Act Section 404 Permit Advisor. Enables users to accurately identify whether they should apply for a Section 404 permit. Provides users with a succinct explanation of what their next course of action should be, including identifying possible problem areas that may need expert review.

*Please note the apps above are student projects that have not yet been approved for use by the public. 

ViEW THE FALL 2013 CompetitioN

Fall 2013 Competition Judges

  • Andrew Baker, Global Director of Legal Technology Innovations Office, Seyfarth Shaw LLP 
  • Mark Chandler, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, of Cisco Systems 
  • Laura Donohue, Professor of Law at Georgetown Law and the Director of Georgetown's Center on National Security and the Law 
  • Donna Mclean, Former Assistant Secretary for Budget and Programs, Chief Financial Officer, Department of Transportation