Jeff Aresty ‘69
Johns Hopkins University, BA ‘73
Boston University School of Law, JD ‘76, LL.M. Taxation ‘79,
LL. M. International Banking ‘92
Jeff has been involved in international business law and the role of technology in the transformation of the justice system throughout his career. Early on, he worked in leadership positions in the Massachusetts and American Bar Associations to start the MBA “Computer College” Program and the ABA TechSHOW which helped lawyers adopt computer technology.
In 2005, he founded the Internet Bar Organization (IBO), a non-profit organization that seeks to promote and shape the emerging online justice community by using technology and Rule of Law to promote human rights and alleviate poverty. IBO’s signature project, PeaceTones, is designed to empower artists in developing communities with the essential legal and technical tools to bring their art and music to online markets. IBO’s second project, Internet Silk Road, uses mobile phone technology to provide Afghans with an online justice system to resolve land disputes and conduct e-commerce.
Advice to Students:
You have much to offer the world, and you can make your contribution now!
Technology is changing so fast that the world’s leaders in all walks of life need you to help them understand the new world around them. Your values and technological mastery are driving that change. Learn to connect to people from all the world’s cultures and respect diversity.
Recognize that most of the rest of the world lives in poverty and that we have an obligation to work together to make the world a better place.
Inducted November 23, 2010