Contractbook, The University of Copenhagen and Think Legal Tech have joint forces to launch a Legal Tech Academy for young and future lawyers. The trio invites some of the leading experts and thought leaders on legal tech and innovation to discuss the legal industry of the future. The goal is to educate law students and newly graduated lawyers and to prepare them for what lies ahead.
The collaboration begins with two digital seminars on August 27th and September 9th, but the group aims for the Legal Tech Academy to be a reoccurring event.
Sign up for the first event here: https://contractbook.com/events/legal-tech-academy
”The main challenge for young lawyers is that the market they educate themselves for today will not be there tomorrow. New technologies, increased consumer power and tightened global competition are just some of the factors that force the legal industry to renew itself. The legal professionals of the future must deliver more for less, and they will have to work more digitally than they do today. We are launching this Legal Tech Academy to help these young lawyers get ready for the digital transformation and to ensure that they acquire some of the right qualifications,” says Niels Martin Brøchner. He is CEO and founder of Contractbook.
The first event will focus on what qualifications young and future lawyers will need to make it in the future legal market and what they can do to prepare for a more digital work environment. The second event will take a closer look at the digitaltransformation of the legal market and how emerging technologies will re-shape legal services.
“We will invite people from academia, the legal industry and the tech industry for a joint discussion about what skills future lawyers need. It is no longer enough to know your paragraphs. You must have a fundamental understanding of business and basic tech literacy. As a university we have a responsibility to prepare the students for that,” says Alexandra Andhov, who is an assistant professor at theUniversity of Copenhagen’s Faculty of Law. She specialized in corporate law and technology and has worked with startups and legal tech since 2016.
The events are free and open for anyone interested. All you have to do is register for the event at this website.