The challenge we’re setting is: how can the legal profession use technology to accelerate the transition to a sustainable society?
We are looking for sustainable ideas that can be developed to work for and within the legal profession. And although these dragons are green in colour, their sustainability interests are not limited to the environment alone and we are also inviting entries that seek to address social and corporate governance-related issues.
There are no restrictions on what kind of technological concept this could be: any scale for any purpose be it a product, a process, or innovative ways to encourage sustainable behaviour within the legal profession.
Examples abound of how digitisation, artificial Intelligence and machine learning procedures can relieve specialist lawyers of standard tasks, such as reading long contracts, minimises risks arising from human error and ensures that relevant clauses are no longer overlooked.
Successful individuals or teams will be paired with legal technology expert mentors to provide some guidance on the development of their idea following the below shortlisting process.
How it works
Submit a 5-minute video presentation outlining your idea by Friday 30 December 2022. (SCL can facilitate the production of your video is required. Please email email@example.com for more details.) Three ideas will be selected from a shortlist and these individuals/teams will be invited to present their ideas at a live event in 2023.
The competition is open to individual students or teams of two. Please send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The winner(s) will receive a work placement experience with a law firm or organisation prominent in the tech sector.
Who can enter?
How to enter
Please send your 5-minute presentation video outlining your idea to email@example.com by close of business on Friday 30 December 2022.
Do you want to be part of a competition as unique and exciting as this one? Why not help support this initiative by becoming a sponsor or mentor?
Sponsor Package - £2000 + VAT - This package is no longer available
This package will be used for reimbursing students their travel expenses to the live final in November 2022 and for providing trophies for the winning team and runners up.
Work Placement - This package is no longer available
A work placement is a fantastic way of giving the winners some real hands-on experience and a chance for them to see how to apply what they've learned during the competition. We anticipate this competition attracting a very high calibre of candidate - exactly the people you want to recruit. If you can offer one week's work experience, please contact us.
We need volunteers to be mentors to the three shortlisted teams. Your role is to help them develop their pitch ready to present to the Dragons at the live event in November 2022. You will be fully briefed on the judging criteria beforehand.
Whatever level you're working - trainee, senior partner, in-house counsel, barrister - please get in touch.
If you are interested in supporting this special event please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
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. 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 email@example.com