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:
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.
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 !
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
Special Tier Awards
Participating teams will also get free event merchandise!
Each participant will receive a digital certificate of participation.
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!
(Adapted from MinLaw Legal Industry Technology and Innovation Roadmap)