President & COO, Co-founder, Legal.io; CodeX Fellow
Pieter Gunst is an Entrepreneurial Fellow at the Stanford Center for Legal Informatics (CodeX), organizes Code = Law (a learn-to-code course for law students), and became involved at StartX, three unique communities of entrepreneurs, legal tech innovators and law students. As a co-founder of Legal.io, Pieter combines his legal and technical skills to build tools that aim to make legal help universally accessible. In 2015, he was selected for the Forbes 30 under 30 for Law & Policy.
Pieter obtained his Master of Laws Degree in Belgium (Magna Cum Laude, Ghent University, 2008) and subsequently worked in the Brussels office of the law firm DLA Piper. While working in the Intellectual Property and Technology department of DLA, he specialized in electronic commerce and telecom law, data protection, copyright law, domain name litigation and IT outsourcing. Pieter also worked on a major European Commission project involving a wide variety of legal instruments related to the information society, and practiced law in-house at a major international IT consultancy firm.
In 2010, Pieter was granted a scholarship from the Belgian American Educational Foundation (BAEF) and moved to Silicon Valley to attend Stanford’s Law, Science and Technology program.
In his spare time, Pieter enjoys discussing successes and failures with other startup founders and working on various cool projects.