SCL Sponsorship Opportunities

The Society for Computers and Law (SCL) is a registered educational charity, and therefore sponsorship of SCL can also be described as a charitable donation. Your support of SCL means that the Society can meet its charitable objectives, maintain its student schemes, and continue to educate and support our tech law community.

Sponsorship packages will vary according to each event and are advertised ahead of time on the SCL website.

Visit the events page for more detail about forthcoming events

Flagship Events

1. SCL Annual Conference

Gold Sponsor (Conference drinks reception) £3000

  • Exhibition stand - including table and 2 chairs
  • 3 delegate passes to the Conference, 1 stand manager pass
  • Logo on the screens in the room where the drinks reception will take place
  • Full page colour advert in Computers and Law magazine
  • Promotional materials in the Conference pack
  • Logo on the Conference materials
  • Logo and link on the Annual Conference web page

Silver Sponsor - £2000

  • Exhibition stand - including table and 2 chairs
  • 2 delegate passes to the Conference, 1 stand manager pass
  • Full page colour advert in Computers and Law magazine
  • Logo and link on from the Conference page of the SCL website
  • Promotional materials in the Conference pack
  • Access to refreshments throughout the two days

Bronze Sponsorship - £1250 

  • 1 delegate pass to the Conference
  • Half page colour advert in Computers & Law magazine
  • Promotional materials in the Conference pack
  • Logo on the Conference materials
  • Logo and link on from the Conference page of the SCL website
  • Access to refreshments throughout the two days

*Please note that all prices quoted above are exclusive of VAT.

2. SCL Student Tech Law Challenge

  • Held annually in February
  • Students compete in teams of two to win a week of work experience at a leading law firm or commercial organisation
  • The aim is to give them a taste of a day in the life of a tech lawyer

Gold Sponsor Package - £2,750 + VAT
This package will be used for providing refreshments for the teams throughout the day (including lunch) and reimbursing students who have accommodation expenses. We have teams taking part from all over the UK and beyond and sponsorship will help enable those who wouldn’t otherwise be able to attend to get involved.

Supporter Package - £1000 + VAT
The supporter package will be used for providing materials for the event and trophies for the winning team and runners up etc.

Work Placement or internship
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. This competition attracts a very high calibre of candidate - exactly the people you want to recruit. 

3. SCL Sir Brian Neill Annual Lecture - £10,000

Past SCL lectures have been given by Lawrence Lessig, Sir Nigel Shadbolt, Dame Wendy Hall, The Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, Professor Richard Susskind OBE FRSE, Shannon Salter, Chair of the Civil Resolution Tribunal in Canada and most recently, Haben Girma, the first deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law School.

  • Opportunity to open the Annual Lecture with a welcome speech
  • Logo on all the materials promoting the lecture, highlighting your organisation’s support of this important event
  • Logo and link on from the Lecture page of the SCL website to your organisation’s website
  • 30 places at the lecture for colleagues and clients
  • Full page colour advert in Computers & Law magazine
  • Exhibition stand and promotional materials (leaflets, pens etc) in the room where the drinks reception is being held
  • Free-standing banner promoting your organisation

Visit the events page for more detail about forthcoming events

Other SCL Initiatives

SCL Sir Henry Brooke Essay Prize – offers of work experience and internships required

The SCL Student Essay Prize honours the memory of Sir Henry Brooke CMG, a former President of SCL and his immense contribution to the field of computers and the law. 

Each year students are asked to submit a 2500-word essay on a given topic.

This year the question is: “At the start of the 2010s, two billion people used the Internet, MySpace rivalled Facebook as the most popular social network, iPads did not exist and few people had swapped their trusty Nokias for iPhones. Peer to peer networking was seen as an existential threat to copyright industries and net neutrality was not yet the law anywhere, while cloud computing was unknown to the general population. The future was unpredictable.” What, where, how, and when will the greatest regulatory challenges for the Internet of 2030 be? Justify your answer with reference to existing laws, regulation, and government policy documents".

Prizes include

  • a free place at the SCL Annual Conference 2020 in London (SCL will provide a maximum £300 contribution to the cost of travel and accommodation)
  • Publication in the SCL's Computers and Law Magazine and on our website
  • £300 cash

Sponsorship will enable us not only to continue to hold the competition but to explore additional prizes such as work experience or internships. 

SCL Student Travel Fund - £10,000 
(Sponsorship of student travel can be shared by more than one organisation). 

A significant new initiative that will enable SCL to subsidise student travel and attendance at all SCL events. SCL believes that the cost of travel should never be a bar to students wishing to attend SCL events. Therefore, SCL would like to be able to cover reasonable, standard class travel expenses for any student applying to attend an SCL event. The availability of student travel assistance will be advertised on the details of all SCL events together with an acknowledgement of the sponsors support of this scheme, the sponsors’ logo and a click-through to the sponsors website.  

SCL Training and Events
Hosting and sponsoring our evening meetings, half-day masterclasses, seminars and other events.
Hosts providing a suitable venue and refreshments and in return receive:

  • Profile-raising - your organisation's name will appear on all promotional materials, with a link to your website
  • The opportunity to provide a Chair and/or speaker for the event
  • The chance to be published on the SCL website by writing a meeting report after the event
  • 4 free places at the event for your colleagues
  • The satisfaction that goes with helping SCL fulfil its charitable aims of education and thought leadership
  • The opportunity to welcome others interested in IT law issues, including in-house counsel, to your offices (it doesn't hurt to show them that you really do have state-of-the-art facilities).


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