The SMU LIT Hackathon 2021

13 to 15 August 2021
Online (Discord/Zoom)

Ctrl+Shift: Admin Control

Sui Generis: Unique

In tech, admin control signifies taking charge and gaining complete access. In law, uniqueness signifies the birth of a new principle or legal interpretation. What better way to take charge of Singapore’s new decade in legaltech than for the worlds of law and tech to collide in:

The SMU LIT Hackathon 2021
The largest intervarsity legal hackathon in Singapore

Organised by the SMU Legal Innovation & Technology (LIT ) club, the second iteration of our event of the year brings together students from all Singapore Institutes of Higher Learning to tackle legaltech problems faced in law, business and community. 

This Hackathon seeks to allow participants to appreciate the synergy between technology and the legal sphere. During this event, law firms provide a set of Problem Statements, which covers diverse topics such as automating research, legal analytics and access to justice. Participant teams will choose a single Problem Statement provided and build a prototype solution.

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Winning teams and/or teams with potential also stand to win opportunities to work with interested firms to expand their prototype solutions beyond the hackathon or feature them in other post-hackathon events! For instance, LegalKakis, the second runners-up from the 2019 Hackathon, managed to collaborate with Singapore Academy of Law to create CalculAID !

Event Details

Date & Time: 13-15 August 2021
Location: Online (Discord/Zoom)
Eligibility: All students from Singapore-based Universities/Polytechnics
Additional Requirements: Participants to form groups of 3-5, with a minimum of 1 law student per group


Top 3 Prizes ~$7500

Grand Prize: $3500

1st runner up: $2500

2nd runner up: $1500

The Top 3 will be given the opportunity to present their solutions at the Tech Talks stage during TechLaw.Fest 2021. 

Special Tier Awards

  • The Dentons Rodyk Access to Justice Award – $1000
  • The Clifford Chance Impact Award – $1000
  • Best Tool to improve Law Firm Operations & Productivity (Singapore Academy of Law) – $1000
  • The Lexis [TBC] Award – $1000
  • AWS Cloud Award – Amazon devices and merchandise

Participating teams will also get free event merchandise!

Each participant will receive a digital certificate of participation.

Interested? Join to also enjoy:

Events such as webinars, workshops and demonstrations conducted by law firms, legal technology firms and academics,

Opportunities to land an internship and network with industry leaders,

A chance to feature in TechLaw.Fest 2021, and also…

Gain access to LexisNexis legal databases with Amazon Web Services via $100 worth of cloud credits per team!

Our Platinum Partners

Our Theme

The Next Decade in LegalTech in Singapore

(Adapted from MinLaw Legal Industry Technology and Innovation Roadmap)

Rise of Asia

  • Inter-jurisdictional streaming
  • The Asian Market

Operational Pressures amidst COVID-19

  • Remote Working/Telecommuting
  • Access to Justice
  • Cybersecurity 

Efficiency of Work Processes within Legal Practice

  • Work efficiency & productivity 

Check out our poster!

Get In Touch

Drop our team an email if you have any inquiries!

Singapore, SMU

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