SMU-INTELLLEX Legal Tech Workshop 2017
The legal industry is widely seen to be conservative and traditional. Practice methods and customer experience has barely changed over the past few decades. Law firms are generally seen as being risk averse and they face weaker cost-cutting incentives than other professions (since they pass disbursements directly to their client). Consequently, law firms have been generally insulated from technology adoption.
With improvements in A.I. and machine learning, companies are trying to influence the traditional legal practice by developing online software that reduces or in some cases eliminates the need to consult a lawyer, or by connecting people with lawyers more efficiently through online marketplaces and lawyer-matching websites.
There is now a greater need for law students to be aware of these changes. Our very own SMU alumni from INTELLLEX has organised a legal tech workshop aimed at improving students’ awareness.
In addition, INTELLLEX will also be conducting a briefing titled “Exploring Tech and Internships with Legal Tech Startups” for those who are interested to join them as an intern in December 2017. They have been recognised as one of the approved companies for the SMU internship program. In short, an internship in INTELLLEX will contribute to the 10-week graduation requirement.
Participants are also free to engage speakers to learn more about the various opportunities available in this field.
Details of the events are as follows:
Date – 6 October 2017 (Friday)
Time - 4pm to 9pm
Venue - SMU University Lounge (Admin Building)
Dress Code - Casual
The legal tech workshop is free for SMU Students/Staff and $35 for non-SMU participants.
And yes, light refreshments will be provided, so please drop by to attend this session!
Sign-ups are closing soon, so do not miss out on this chance, and quickly sign up in the link below!