Ayyoub Ajmi serves as the Director of Technology and Associate Director of the Law Library at the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law. There, he has worked closely to achieve its pedagogical, research, and service goals since 2013. Ayyoub is a strong advocate of leveraging open and inclusive technologies to support access-to-justice initiatives. Ayyoub championed several projects, among them the Self-Help Legal Clinic, which provides free limited-scope legal representation to over 700 litigants every year. In 2020, the clinic was recognized by the AALL for outstanding achievement in public relations activities (Excellence in Community Engagement Award). During the coronavirus pandemic, Ayyoub successfully moved the entire operation of the clinic to the cloud, allowing hundreds of litigants to access legal help despite the lockdown.
In 2017, Ayyoub founded CiviLaw.Tech, a consulting firm that provides organizations with the legal tech solutions they need to make a meaningful impact. With the help of his team, Ayyoub is committed to bridging the justice gap with a creative, out-of-the-box approach by leveraging technology, innovation, and outstanding support. Ayyoub’s latest work with CiviLaw.Tech is the Kansas Protection Order Portal (KSPOP). An online platform that allows Kansans to file for a protection order petition with the court remotely. In 2021, KSPOP was recognized as the best Automated Form by the Self-Represented Litigation Network. In its first year, the platform processed over 6000 protection order petitions.
Before joining UMKC, Ayyoub served as Library Technology Manager at Tarrant County Community College in Fort Worth, Texas where he initiated numerous projects among them digital exhibition platforms made out of repurposed laptops.
Originally from Morocco, Ayyoub worked on various technology companies in his home country. As a freelance web designer, Ayyoub pioneered several online community platforms promoting culture and democracy. Among the projects that received numerous accolades were  Selwane.TV, the first online video news platform, and a portal dedicated to Folk Music.
Ayyoub will earn his Juris Doctor from UMKC School of Law in May of 2022. He received his M.S. in Library and Information Science from the University of North Texas in Denton and a B.A. in Communication Technologies from the University of Texas at Arlington.
Ayyoub’s areas of expertise include emerging education technologies, open-source web development, and legal tech. Ayyoub speaks regularly on these topics at national and regional conferences. His personal interests focus on the intersection of law and technology to advance access to justice and to promote privacy and online data protection.