Exploring the intersection of technology, entrepreneurship & law
Legaltech and Entrepreneurship
A look at legaltech
The discussion on the applicability of artificial intelligence to the law (drafting, implementing, practicing, applying, researching, teaching) is almost 40 years old. Until recently, it remained mainly confined to the world of academia. Not anymore.
The massive improvements in computer processing power, an increasing competition within the legal sector, the digitalization of the economy and the arrival of younger generations of digital native professionals, are all factors that lead to the disruption in the legal sector.
This disruption not only impacts lawyers, law firms, public powers (legislative, executive and judiciary) and citizens but has a direct effect on legal education and the way it is taught and learned.
Technology today allows legal professionals to go beyond the legal sphere; it allows them to do their work more efficiently and provides opportunities for disruptive innovators to create value by doing things differently. This new reality demands a new breed of lawyers who can adapt to this new paradigm, understand the application of technology and the impact it has in the legal sphere.
IE Law School recognizes the massive challenges involved as well as the enormous opportunities that lie ahead to harness the power of technology to improve legal education, legal practice, and legal systems. This revolution calls for critical analysis of the potential and limitations of technology as it impacts the law.
To succeed lawyers must be customer oriented, well-versed in management and strategy, tech-savvy and innovative, skills that law schools traditionally don´t offer their students. At IE Law School, we not only offer our community a unique way of approaching the law but we also find the answers and rise to the challenges and opportunities we encounter in this new legal landscape every day.
PROGRAMS IN LEGALTECH & ENTREPRENEURSHIP
This program is designed to respond to the challenges legal counselors face in the new digital and global economy. Students will acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to advise start-ups, entrepreneurs, investment banks, accelerators, etc.Learn more about this program
Participants of this program will acquire a 360º understanding of how the Fintech sector works, including the industry’s latest disruptive trends. The program is designed to equip participants with the tools needed to identify opportunities and risks involved in the implementation of digital transformation across all areas of the economy.Learn more about this program
New disruptive technologies in the digital ecosystem have changed the way we manage businesses. Today, lawyers must master both the fundamentals and specificities of new technologies. In addition, they are expected to enhance this understanding of specific abilities when planning, negotiating, and implementing. The aim of this program is to provide lawyers with the tools needed to confidently support companies with these kind of transactions.Learn more about this program
The Blockchain program is aimed at professionals with a hybrid profile who need to understand how Blockchain technology operates, as well as its impact on a variety of fields, such as Smartcontracts. The speakers are leaders in the sector with very diverse backgrounds, able to provide participants with a global overview of the system.Learn more about this program
This 5-day program taking place in Silicon Valley is designed to teach best business & legal practices to lawyers and entrepreneurs, to meet current and future challenges as a team.Learn more about this program
Our Legal Tech & Startups MOOC offered in Coursera and imparted by Marti Manent, prepares students to launch a startup in the legal tech industry. This online program offers “project-based” courses and hands-on exercises, encouraging participants to put into practice what they learned online.Learn more
Global Legaltech Venture Days
As part of the Law Schools Global League, with the support of Ontier and of the IE Center of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, we will launch the first ever Global Legal Tech Venture Days, a highly competitive program designed to support the identification and development of start-ups that are developing tech-based solutions in the legal arena. The first Legaltech Venture Day took place in Singapore and the following Venture Days will take place in Chicago and Mexico.Discover more
DISCOVER IE LAWX
Every year IE Law School organizes IE LawX, a global conference that explores the challenges and potentials brought about by technology as well as the solutions developed by lawyers, policy makers, and academia. The last edition of IE LawX was organized in collaboration with the Stanford Center for Legal Informatics, CodeX, and focused on Artificial Intelligence and the Law.READ MORE
MAIN ACTIVITIES IN LEGALTECH
• Inserting digital skills and entrepreneurship across all our programmes, in cooperation with the IE School of Human Sciences and Technology.
• Creating specific tracks in technology and entrepreneurship for those students that want to go beyond the basics in order to lead the digital transformation of the sector.
• Launching entirely new, unique and very innovative programmes in legaltech, for interested professionals who want to transform the sector from within.
COLLABORATION WITH THE INDUSTRY
• A vertical within the Innovation Farms at IE, the IE Legaltech Innovation Farm, works closely with corporations and law firms to help them address the challenges generated by technology in order to attract top talent and transform the ways in which they generate value for clients.
• IE Law School hosts the Secretariat of the Expansion Awards to excellence in legal practice, designing the award categories and the criteria to evaluate the candidates. IE participates in the Jury, composed by preeminent jurists from Spain. One category focuses precisely on innovation in the legal sector, and another one on entrepreneurship.
• IE Law School leaders are active and participate in conferences, seminars and roundtables discussing the impacts of technology in the legal world.
IE Law School hosts the presidency of the Law Schools Global League. In this context, it has designed and executed LAWARDS, a new award on tech-based innovation in the legal sector to recognize outstanding entrepreneurs that have devised solutions to improve access to justice, with a particular focus in developing countries. Also within the LSGL, IE Law School is involved on research in the legal implications of emerging technologies, and a book has been published by Edward Elgar capturing the work done by the working group on technology and the law.Learn more about Law Schools Global League
NEWS IN LEGALTECH & ENTREPRENEURSHIP
IE Law School hosts Law Without Walls kick off at Segovia
The “KickOff” in Segovia was an opportunity to get to know the teams and the mentors, and to engage with professionals and entrepreneurs from the ...
18 Feb 2019Legaltech and Entrepreneurship, Management Skills, News, Students Experience
The Formation of Blockchain-based Smart Contracts in the Light of Contract Law
Are smart contracts marking the end of contract formation as we know it? In an event held by the Jean Monnet Module on Liability of Robots, top ...
12 Feb 2019Business and Corporate Law, Faculty, Legaltech and Entrepreneurship, News
From the Code of Hammurabi to the binary code: Why lawyers should learn to code
There is growing debate as to whether lawyers and legal practitioners need to learn to code or not. Is this a trend or a profound change in the legal ...
30 Oct 2018Faculty Opinion, Legaltech and Entrepreneurship