An SCL initiative to promote tech law to students
We are keen to hear from SCL members who would like to take on the role of University or Student Ambassador.
SCL Student Ambassador Scheme
Who should apply? Full-time students who have a passion for tech law, who are enthusiastic and proactive and would like to help SCL to promote its work to the university they currently attend. This scheme is not open to first year undergraduate students.
We are looking for students who can communicate their enthusiasm for tech law to other students and encourage them to be involved with SCL.
What makes a good SCL Student Ambassador?
Benefits of Student Ambassadorship:
If you are interested in applying, please send a brief CV and supporting email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: in order to be eligible for the role of SCL Student Ambassador, you must provide SCL with a reference contact from your University who has known you for at least a year.
Part of the role is to connect with the students at your university and encourage them to get involved with forthcoming SCL student initiatives such as:
The SCL Sir Henry Brooke Student Essay Prize 2021
Free Benefits for Students in full-time education:
Free student access to the entire content of this site: Free membership for UK students in full-time education: SCL provides free membership for UK students in full-time education with a valid ac.uk email address. Join SCL If you have any queries about SCL membership please contact the SCL office on Tel: 0117 9041242 or Email email@example.com
For full-time academics, SCL offers a reduced membership fee of £50. This offers full access to all the benefits of full Professional membership including a hardcopy of C&L magazine and attendance at SCL events at the concessionary rate.Details of the resources that SCL provides to students free of charge appear below.
SCL Student Ambassadors:
National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore
University of Exeter
Lauren Graham, Rand Al Ramini
University of Edinburgh
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University of East Anglia
University of Essex
University of Southampton
University of Bristol
University of York
University of Sheffield
University of Aberdeen
London School of Economics
Kings College London
Anglia Ruskin University
University of Oxford
University of Durham
The SCL Student Ambassador Scheme has already proven to be so rewarding for it's participants, what with it's amazing networking opportunities as well as all the wisdom and our SCL mentors have to offer. Here is a testimonial by Christopher Ireland, one of our Student Ambassadors who has recently graduated:
It’s a cold winter’s evening in December 2017, and in the London office of Reed Smith the Society for Computers and Law (SCL) ‘path to tech law’ event is taking place. This would be the first of my many interactions with the society over the next one and a half years.
After attending this taster event in London, I decided to apply for the position of SCL Student Ambassador for the University of Southampton. As someone who firmly believes that legaltech and the regulation of technology are going to be the areas of greatest interest and growth in the legal sector – this role has been the perfect opportunity to explore it.
The role offers a unique platform for networking and further learning for students. At the SCL Annual Conference in 2018, I was one of handful of students in a room of industry professionals – providing a really special chance to speak to those in practice.
I would recommend this opportunity to anyone with a genuine interest, or curiosity in the world of tech law and the incoming legaltech revolution. The events I’ve been able to attend have offered me an unparalleled insight into the legal sector and have been particularly useful for interviews at assessment centres. I have also been lucky enough to have been assigned a practicing lawyer as a mentor as part of the Student Ambassador programme.
In the 2019/2020 academic year, I’ll be on placement at Simmons & Simmons as an intern in the Innovation team. In no doubt thanks to the opportunities that SCL has offered me.
SCL University Ambassadors:
Birmingham University Ambassador
Interdisciplinary Professorial Fellow in Law, Ethics and Informatics
Birmingham Law School & School of Computer Science
Bristol University Ambassador
Senior Solicitor and Head of Digital Media & Technology
Leeds University Ambassador
Leeds Beckett University Ambassador
University of Leicester Ambassador
Lecturer in Law
Queen Mary University of London Ambassador
Director of the Distance Learning Programme in Computer and Communications Law
Newcastle University Ambassador
Partner, Ward Hadaway
The Open University Law School
Lecturer in Law- Open Justice
Reading University Ambassador
Lecturer in Law, School of Law
Sheffield University Ambassador
Bond Dickinson LLP
Sheffield Hallam University Ambassador
Bond Dickinson LLP
Southampton University Ambassador
Senior Lawyer and Academic
Sussex University Ambassador
Professor Chris Marsden
Professor of Internet & Media Law
Sussex Law School, University of Sussex
The British University in Egypt Ambassador
Mohamed N. Elguindy
Program Director, Cybercrime
Faculty of Law, The British University in Egypt
University of East Anglia
Course Director, LLM Media Law, Policy & Practice
UEA Law School, University of East Anglia
The University of Law at Moorgate
Paralegal, W Legal Ltd
The University of Edinburgh
Dr. Lachlan Urquhart
Lecture in Technology Law
The University of Essex
Dr. Mohammed Khair Alshaleel
Lecturer and Director of Student Experience
The University of Strathclyde
Andrew Agapiou LLM PhD
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