SCL Student Tech Law Challenge 2020 - Friday 21 February 2020, London

When: 21/02/2020

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Hosted by The University of Law

Date: Friday 21 February 2020
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

Sponsored by
Fenwick Elliott LLP

Clifford Chance LLP

This event is free to attend

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?

  • If you are studying at any UK university and are interested or curious about technology law or technology businesses.
  • If you’re looking to expand your knowledge, experience and network in the most exciting area of law.
  • If you are searching for graduate opportunities including training contracts, pupillage etc
  • You should be studying or planning to study a LLB, GDL, LPC, BPTC, LLM or other related law course. 

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. To read a detailed write up of last year's challenge, and read some accounts from last years' winners and runners up; click here

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?

Work experience with 'magic circle' law firm Clifford Chance, this includes attendance at an insight day and a work shadowing opportunity within their TMT team. 

Tickets to the SCL Annual Conference 2020.

Runners up will also receive awards for their achievements.

To enter the Tech Law Challenge please email an application and CV to

APPLY HERE - Please note that the deadline for entries has been extended to 5 pm on Monday 17 February. If applying as part of a team, please provide the name and university of your teammate in your supporting email.

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. Is the event only open to students?

Yes, to ensure a level-playing field for all competitors all entrants should be enrolled as students at the time of the competition.

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. If you would like to volunteer to be a mentor or judge for the competition please get in touch with us at

Sponsor the SCL Student Tech Law Challenge

Supporter Package - £750 + VAT
The supporter package will be used for providing materials for the event and trophies for the winning team and runners up etc.

We are seeking volunteers to be mentors and/or judges. You will be helping guide the teams through the challenges offering support and advice. You'll be fully briefed on the tasks and problems the teams will be tackling beforehand. Whatever level you're working - trainee, senior partner, in-house counsel, barrister - please get in touch!

Many thanks to our generous sponsors

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SCL is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate at the event or on Twitter and other online media. Participants violating these rules may be asked to leave the event at the discretion of the organisers. 

It may be necessary for reasons beyond the control of the Society for Computers and Law to change the venue, content/timing of the programme and/or speakers.

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