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SCL Foundations of IT Law Programme

About SCL

SCL - The IT Law Community is the leading UK organisation for legal professionals advising and practising within the IT sector or advising in a commercial context with a brief that includes such issues as IT, data protection and e-commerce. SCL membership extends across the globe.   Keep up to date with the constant changes created by the heady pace of technological change with the unrivalled coverage of IT law issues on the SCL website and in its magazine. SCL is a registered educational charity and offers special benefits to students, including free access to all website material and vastly reduced rates for attending events.

Keep up to date with the latest news and analysis
As a member, you will receive six issues a year of our magazine, Computers & Law. The magazine carries practical articles written by leading lights in IT law. All that content is also available on this website, plus the latest news, blogs, comment and articles that are only available online. Browse the latest content...

Share information with your peers in the IT law sector
Our regular seminars, conferences and group meetings allow you to discuss issues with others working in the sector, helping you to stay informed of the problems and issues on the ground. See our forthcoming events....

Use us as your source specialist of cost-effective training & CPD
One of our primary objectives is to educate the profession on the latest developments in IT and IT law. As a member you would qualify for discounted rates on our unrivalled, expert seminars and conferences and have access to regular webinars and online CPD included as part of your membership fee. Find out more...

Students can greatly expand their knowledge of IT law 
In accordance with our educational objectives, we have allowed access for students to all our website material and we encourage student attendance at our events by offering reductions on the normal fee for attendance. The range of articles made available and the up-to-the-minute training from seminars and other events can give students unrivalled insights, helping them in their academic work and in their future careers.  SCL membership is free of charge for all students with an email address.

Trainee solicitors, pupil barristers and devils are entitled to apply for free membership of SCL until they qualify.   This type of membership is not available online.  Please see full details here

Apply to become an SCL Accredited IT Lawyer
Current members are eligible to apply for our accreditation scheme. Accreditation is aimed at practitioners seeking to develop their practice in IT law. The standards required to qualify for the scheme ensure that they will be a respected and useful part of your career development. Find out more....

Add your profile to the SCL Members Directory
All members can opt to display an entry on our free-to-view directory. The SCL Directory is clearly signposted from our main site and is set to become a first point of reference for anyone seeking help and advice on IT law. Search the SCL Directory....

How much does it cost to join?
There are two types of membership

Professional  @ £125.00
Academic (UK only) @ £45.00 - provides all the advantages of Professional membership but at a reduced rate for full time academics and graduate students resident in the UK

If you are unemployed and would like to become, or continue your SCL membership there is a special rate of £22.50 for a six months' subscription.   In order to apply for this reduced subscription rate please email [email protected]  who will send you the appropriate form.

SCL is a body approved in the UK by HMRC and the annual subscription is an allowable deduction from earnings from employment for tax purposes

How do I apply?
There are two ways to apply for membership

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