Sunday, July 1, 2012

LawTechCampLondon 2012

This past Friday VirtualCourthouse.com had the great pleasure to participate at LawTechCamp London. The LawTechCamp idea was brought to life in Toronto two years ago by Monica Goyal in an effort to bring people together who are interested in the intersection between law and technology. The idea proved so successful that a second Toronto conference followed this past May.
In London, LawTechCamp kicked off its international footprint. The conference was held in London’s CBI Centre – the heart of UK innovation. The presentations were excellent to say the very least. Highlights included Richard Susskind discussing the opportunities for law students entering the legal market, Raj Abhyanker giving tips to legal entrepreneurs, and a roundtable discussion about the challenges for innovation in Law and Tech. The full schedule can be found here.
The conference was organized and hosted by Michigan State University professors Daniel Katz and Renee Knake. The audience’s attention was high kept through differing presentation styles (including the pecha kuch style, which tested the resolve of many a presenter), well-placed networking breaks, and a hilarious poem calling for change in the legal profession.
All in all, it was a brilliant conference, with brilliant presenters in a brilliant city. We were honoured to give a presentation (about how ODR can increase access to justice), and are looking forward to where LawTechCamp will move to next!

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