What do we do and what are the benefits?
For students: We prepare students for rapidly changing legal workplaces, while empowering and inspiring them to play a leading role in shaping the legal workplace of the future. We do this by providing hands-on teaching of, and access to, technologies relevant to the legal practice, and through invitations to events including panel discussions, presentations by members of industry, hackathons and other networking events.
For academics and researchers: We provide provide training in data science research methodologies to facilitate research engagement with digital data, and will seek to be a leading producer of research output on law and technology.
For legal professionals: We provide professional development opportunities to ensure that attorneys and advocates are well-apprised of the issues facing their clients in a rapidly digitising business landscape, and the legal developments happening around these issues. We will do this by offering modules in collaboration with UCT’s Law@Work programme.
For law firms and other legal service providers: We assist firms to stay at the cutting edge of legal technology innovations that promote internal workplace efficiency, currency of legal knowledge, and effective client service.
How can I get involved?
- Participate in our ethnographic research as we shape the future of the LawTechLab – tell us what you would like to see on our calendar.
- Nominate yourself or your organisation to deliver a seminar or guest lecture on a relevant topic.
- Are you sitting on a pile of legal information that is ripe for a data science research approach? Talk to us about academic collaborations and co-authorship opportunities.
- Donate to the lab! Help us get access to a 3D printer, computer hardware and software, and run exciting events.
Please don’t hesitate to get in contact. You can email use at firstname.lastname@example.org