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25 law schools from 22 countries will discuss the future of legal education at IE Law School at the 6th LSGL conference


25 law schools from 22 countries meet at IE Law School on July 24-26 to discuss the future of legal education at the 6th annual Law Schools Global League (LGSL) conference. The final of the Global Legaltech Venture Day will take place during this event.

IE Law School is the host of this annual conference that will include the LSGL summer school from July 16, along with the final of the Global Legaltech Venture Days competition. The LSGL is a knowledge-sharing platform that helps stimulate academic debate and cooperation in education and research into the globalization of law and its implications in legal education, research and legal practice.

The LSGL summer school welcomes 37 students from 18 law schools from around the world to Segovia and Madrid for a two-week immersion in global law. The summer school program includes courses in the areas of International Taxation, Trade and Investment Law, Corporate Governance and Climate Change, among others.

The LSGL conference begins on Tuesday, July 24 with the annual general dean´s meeting of law schools that belong to LSGL. Global issues related to human rights, business and law, compliance and anti-corruption, new technologies and law, new teaching methods and the challenges of legal education will be among the topics to be analyzed during this conference.

The activities at IE begin with the deans Meeting on July 24; the next day a session will be held to analyze the future of legal education, and on July 25 the final of the Global Legal Tech Venture Days competition will take place. The week will end with an academic conference on the 26th and the awards ceremony for LSGL projects.

Wednesday, July 25 will be dedicated to analyzing the future of legal education, looking at how law schools, the legal profession and the law interact. This event will be organized by LSGL, in collaboration with the International Bar Association, the Madrid Bar Association, the General Advocacy Council and the Law Society of England and Wales, among others.

Participants will discuss the transformation underway in the legal profession, legal systems and legal education, with a special focus on the role of law schools to help them offer answers for the legal education community. Among those sharing their experiences, ideas and strategies will be senior representatives from all areas and regions, among them, D. José María Alonso, president of the Madrid Bar Association; María Eugenia Gay, dean of the Barcelona Bar Association, and James Klotz, General Secretary of the International Bar Association.

“It is an honor to host this 6th edition of the LSGL at IE Law School and to analyze where legal education is going, the challenges facing the legal sector and the ability to” learn to learn” the use of new technological tools to undertake the digital transformation that law firms and lawyers of the future need,” says Javier de Cendra, dean of IE Law and president of the Law Schools Global League.


Global Legaltech Venture Day

As part of the program of the 6th conference, the LSGL and law firm Ontier have promoted, along with IE Law School, Global Legaltech Venture Days, the winner of which will be announced on July 25. Legaltech’s startup competition has taken place in Asia, North America and Latin America and notably in Singapore, organized by the National University of Singapore (NUS); in Chicago, organized by the Northwestern Pritzker Law School, and in Mexico City, organized by ITAM.

More than 60 startups from more than 10 countries have participated In the Global Legaltech Venture Days. Among them, only seven were selected to present their startups to a panel of legal experts and investors. Esquify (Chicago), Lucius Report (Mexico) and EasyLaw (Singapore) have been the regional winners.

These three winning startups will present their projects during the Annual Conference of the LSGL before a panel of judges made up of investors and experts on July 25. The prize for the winning startup is a residency program with IE and ONTIER, designed and adapted to the specific needs of the startup with the advice and support of IE and ONTIER to develop their product and adapt it to current market demands. In turn, it will have access to the entrepreneurial ecosystem of AREA 31 of IE and will present its startup at the South Summit, the largest entrepreneurs’ event in Southern Europe and Latin America, which takes place this October in Madrid.