Date: Friday 22 February 2019
Time: 10.am - 5 pm (Registration from 9.30 am)
Venue: The University of Law, 2 Bunhill Row, London, EC1Y 8HQ. Map
Organised by the SCL Junior Lawyers' Group
What is it?
In teams of two, you will have the opportunity to develop your practical skills by living a day in the life of a tech lawyer and competing against other teams.
Your tasks throughout the day will include negotiating the commercial terms of an IT/Technology Contract and some reactive tasks that will test your legal and business knowledge, commercial decision-making and presentation skills. The tasks will be relevant to legal issues at the forefront of current tech law practice including Intellectual Property, Information Technology, Data Protection and Cyber Security.
Who should enter?
Why should you enter?
This innovative competition will give you a taste of the sort of issues tech lawyers and tech businesses face on a day to day basis. You will get practice at advising your client on a number of legal and commercial issues that go to the heart of the tech industry.
Not only this but it will provide the competitors with the chance to network with some of the brightest and best technology lawyers in the industry.
What can you win?
Details of the prizes will be announced in due course.
Further Event FAQs
1. Do I need to be an expert or have any special knowledge?
No, you don’t need to have any particular legal knowledge or experience to take part. Just a willingness to learn and a keen interest in technology law. There will be mentors on hand to offer guidance and tips during the challenge. The challenges will be issued in advance to participants and we encourage you to do some research in advance.
2. I’d love to take part but I’m not in London. Is there travel assistance available?
Yes, if you are travelling from outside London to take part in this event, travel grants for standard rate fares will be available. Please apply for a travel grant at the time of applying for this event.
3. What should I bring with me?
Please bring a laptop or tablet so you can look things up on the day and write up and submit your challenge answers. There will be free wifi available at the venue. Refreshments and a light lunch will be provided and there are also supermarkets close by. If you have a special diet, we suggest that you bring lunch with you.
4. Who are the mentors/judges?
A full list of mentors/judges will be confirmed in due course.
SCL is delighted to be returning to the University of Law Moorgate. The University of Law is the perfect venue for the second annual SCL Student Tech Law Challenge.
It may be necessary for reasons beyond the control of the Society for Computers and Law to change the content/timing of the programme and/or speakers.
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