SCL World Café: Building a Tech Law Curriculum - Friday 15 November 2019, London

When: 15/11/2019

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Establishing a tech law curriculum that addresses the current and future needs of our rapidly-changing sector

Date: Friday 15 November 2019
Time: 10 am - 4 pm (Registration from 9.15 am)
Venue: DLA Piper (UK) LLP, 160 Aldersgate St, Barbican, London EC1A 4HT Map

This event is sponsored by DLA Piper (UK) LLP

@computersandlaw @DLA_Piper

Attendance is free of charge - please see "How to attend" below

What is it?
World Café is an effective and flexible format for hosting an event that facilitates large group dialogue. We believe that this is the ideal structure as we want to hear from as many stakeholders as possible in order to ensure we achieve our objectives.

Questions to be addressed during the SCL World Café:

  • Should tech skills be taught as part of the law curriculum? 
  • What IT-related skills/qualities do other professions want from law undergraduates? 
  • What specific skills/qualities does the tech community want from qualified/ practicing lawyers?
  • How might lawyers’ skills and requirements/demands change in the future from an IT standpoint? 
  • Legal tech recruiters are looking for candidates who can recognise the gap between a commercial need and the available technology. 
  • How do we work collaboratively across multi-disciplinary teams?
  • We need to communicate lawyers/clients’ specific IT and IT law skills, qualities and requirements to legal/IT education providers.

To design and establish a tech law curriculum that addresses the current and future needs of our rapidly-changing sector.

Who should attend?

  • Partners in law firms
  • In-house General Counsel and Associate General Counsel
  • Heads of HR
  • Legal recruiters
  • Heads of law schools
  • The SRA
  • The Bar Council
  • Law students
  • Trainee lawyers
  • Employers in the wider tech industry
  • Anyone interested in the future of the tech law profession.

How to attend

At this point we are inviting expressions of interest in attending the World Café. Please note that expressing interest in attending does not guarantee your place. If successful, you will be notified by email and you will receive joining details. 

For all enquiries and to register your interest in attending this event please email

Administration notes:

Attendance at this event is free of charge and open to all.

Bookings: Please email to register your interest in this event. Please note: you cannot book this event online.

Non-members wishing to join the Society are entitled to membership of the Society valid for 12 months from the date of payment including full access to the content of the SCL web site, 6 copies of the SCL magazine "Computers & Law" plus notification of future SCL events. The cost of an annual SCL membership is £135.00. If you have any queries about SCL membership please contact the SCL office on Tel: 0117 904 1242 or Email:

Free membership for UK students in full-time education
: SCL provides free membership for UK students in full-time education with a valid email address. SCL student members are also eligible to attend SCL events at concessionary rates. UK students in full-time education can apply to join SCL for free by emailing

SCL Code of conduct for SCL events 
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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