Master in Legal Tech - Study Plan

Drive the tech revolution in the legal world

The Legal Tech Program

The Master in Legal Tech takes place across three international locations over the course of ten months, allowing students to work with leading professionals in diverse areas of the world, develop a global perspective and approach to law, and build up an extensive cosmopolitan network.

The program is divided into four core blocks - Law for Tech, Tech for Law, Digital Business and Digital Skills and Management. From examining Legal Tech startups and digital business as part of the Business module, to mastering coding and smart contracts as part of the Technology module, students will become experts in all things Legal Tech. All four modules will be explored in each of the three locations so that participants will benefit from an ongoing, firsthand and comprehensive educational journey through the legal sector.
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THE PROGRAM CALENDAR

*Please bear in mind that the time zone difference of the videoconferences might slightly change during the program due to the DST (Daylight Saving Time) in Spain or in your own country.

**The IDC module can exceptionally be done online, only by students who cannot be granted visas to travel to Israel.
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ON-CAMPUS PERIODS

1st On-Campus Period Madrid

March 2nd – 14th, 2020 Madrid

2nd On-Campus Period Silicon Valley 

May 18th – 30th, 2020

3rd On-Campus Period Herzliya, Israel 

September 13th – 17th, 2020**

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ONLINE PERIODS

1st Online Period 

March 20th – May 14th, 2020

2nd Online Period 

June 5th – July 24th, 2020

3rd Online Period 

September 25th – December 4th, 2020

Forum from Monday to Thursday. 2 Videoconferences every Friday 16.00h to 17.30h / 18.00h to 19.30h (Madrid Time)*

The Master in Legal Tech structure

The way you learn

The Master in Legal Tech combines theory with practice, preparing students to tackle each and every obstacle they may encounter as future digital lawyers. You will gain an in-depth knowledge and firsthand insight into the legal sector from the face-to-face sessions and immersive weeks, which you will have the opportunity to put into practice through various legal-based, real-world challenges in collaboration with top international companies.

With commercial, legal and technical experience in challenges backed by world-leading companies, the Master in Legal Tech will set you apart from the rest and catapult you to the top of the legal ladder.

1ST CHALLENGE

The Way you Learn - 1st Challenge | IE Law School

In partnership with Banco Santander and IBM Watson, your first challenge is to create and engineer a chatbot aligned with certain legal and regulatory requirements. This will enable you to explore the practical yet complex reality of robo advice platforms and their growing impact on the legal sector. Led by the bank’s head of digital transformation, you will gain a real insight into the ever-changing landscapes of business, law and technology—and how they all intertwine.

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IBM Watson | IE Law

2ND CHALLENGE

The Way you Learn - 2nd Challenge | IE Law School

The second challenge is with Google, and aims to deepen your knowledge of AI, machine learning and deep learning while finetuning your digital skills. Your task is to build two models: one to detect a given pattern in data from images and another to classify documents written in English. This will equip you with the sought-after technical skills you need to excel in the Legal Tech sector.

 

Google | IE Law School

THE MASTER IN NUMBERS

Tech for law

Law for tech

Business

Digital skills

A part-time program

IE’s part-time format allows you to continue advancing in your career while you study. With our flexible format, you can balance your classes and academic activities with your professional and personal life in an innovative and international environment. The program combines intensive on-campus periods in Madrid, Silicon Valley and Herzliya, Israel alternating with online classes.

Through our virtual campus and our WOW Room, you get a challenging and highly interactive educational experience. The well-structured, faculty-led sessions fit into the modern professional’s busy schedule. Engage with other global professionals in synchronous and asynchronous sessions including interactive small groups where you work on real-world, industry-based case studies.

This format is an accurate reflection of how modern global companies operate today.


What Does "Part-Time" Mean?

How Many Hours a Week Will I Have to Invest in Studying? | IE Law School

HOW MANY HOURS A WEEK WILL I HAVE TO INVEST IN STUDYING?

You'll dedicate 28 hrs a week on average to successfully complete your Master's.

Will I Have to Travel to Madrid? | IE Law School

WILL I HAVE TO TRAVEL TO MADRID?

Yes. You'll get to enjoy the beautiful city of Madrid for a total of 2 weeks during your studies to complete our program's face-to-face portions.

Will I Have Residential Periods outside Madrid? | IE Law School

WILL I HAVE RESIDENTIAL PERIODS OUTSIDE MADRID?

Yes, in this Master you will spend 2 weeks in Silicon Valley and 1 week in Herzliya, Israel. Check the calendar.

When Do Live Videoconferences Take Place? | IE Law School

WHEN DO LIVE VIDEOCONFERENCES TAKE PLACE?

All live videoconferences take place on Friday, from 16.00h to 17.30h and from 18.00h to 19.30h (Madrid Time)

Will I Get to Meet my Fellow Students Before Traveling to Madrid? | IE Law School

WILL I GET TO MEET MY FELLOW STUDENTS BEFORE TRAVELING TO MADRID?

Of course. Our program is designed so you can meet your classmates, even if it’s digitally, and start working with them right from the beginning.

Welcome to the WOW ROOM

Our updated, state-of-the-art WOW Room is a virtual learning experience without limits. It allows for enhanced collaboration and networking capabilities, resulting in a dynamic, intercultural exchange of knowledge and ideas. Some of the world’s most innovative technology has gone into producing this unique, lifelike virtual learning experience.

Join in on a free and fluid debate with other ambitious students from any corner of the planet.

Master in Legal Tech Syllabus

This area seeks to study the law that governs technology and how to handle the challenges and risks that may arise due to new technologies.

Public Policy

Get familiar with the tools and dynamics that are paving the way to innovative policy-making of the future.

Digital Business: LegalTech

Create awareness about the legal industry facing a strong change which has just started to develop, therefore there are many opportunities for startups and entrepreneurs to launch new projects.

Legal Technology & CODEX

Understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities the legal system and the legal industry are facing in light of this tech-driven transformation of our legal system, and learn about innovative new approaches seeking to address them. Particular attention will be given to Computational Law, the branch of Legal Informatics concerned with the mechanization of legal analysis.

Assessing Artificial Intelligence for Legal Services Delivery

This course introduces students to the assessment of artificial intelligence and computational technologies for legal-services delivery.

Computational law and rules driven automation

Understand the distinction between Rule Driven AI and Data Driven AI and explore a series of legal tech use cases that leverage Rules Based AI and/or efforts to combine Rules Based AI these with Machine Learning.

This area seeks to give a business approach to the new legal solutions.

Principles of digital Law, process improvements and business of Law

Provide the students with main principles of digital law, through the history of Internet and its regulation and from Internet formation to the most recent trends in technology regulation.

Principles of Digital Businesses

The basic rules regarding the digital business industry. Discover the most relevant players, the key services, providers and business models.

Privacy Law: EU

In this course you will learn key aspects of data protection and privacy in Europe.

Cybersecurity

Understand what is a cyber threat, a cyber attack and a security incident. Get a general knowledge of threat actors.

Intellectual Property Law: copyright

Explore the challenges that copyright law is facing in the digital age, moving to the age of VR, Robotics and AI.

Privacy, Data Ethics & New Technologies

The course will teach you how to think critically and creatively about some new technologies, and how to balance competing values and interests that are often involved in their actual building and deployment.

Startup, Corporate and Commercial

This module is designed to familiarize students with the legal framework of how technology startups operate in the Silicon Valley entrepreneurial ecosystem, from formation through operations and fundraising and, if they are successful, company exit.

Intellectual Property

Present the basic types of Intellectual Property to create a framework for subsequent discussions. Explore one of the biggest buzzwords in the industry today: “data”.

At the end of each period you will have to face a challenge where you will apply your learning acquired during the courses.

Challenge I: Santander

The purpose of this challenge is to explore, from a practical point of view, the use of robo advice platforms.

Challenge II: Google

During this module, we will develop two machine learning models to solve two different challenges. One of the challenges will be about artificial vision, and the other one about natural language processing. For each challenge, we will provide a dataset for training and test purposes.

This area seeks to complement the multidisciplinary training of students and aims at developing management skills in relation to the legal landscape.

Workshop Teambuilding

How to create effective teams is a challenge in every organization. Work environments tend to foster rugged individuals working on personal goals for personal gain. Typically, reward, recognition, and pay systems single out the achievements of individual employees. Appraisal, performance management, and goal setting systems most frequently focus on individual goals and progress. Promotions and additional authority are also bestowed on individuals.

Management I: Principles on Innovative Manegement & Legal Operations

Technological innovation should not be an end but a tool to enable innovation everywhere else, since only those legal departments that have a relentless focus on inventing and re-inventing once and again what they do and how they do it, will be able to meet the challenges and needs of companies that have to operate in a business environment characterized by fierce competition and constant change at light speed.

HP’s M&A Transformation Journey

This mergers and acquisitions course aims at providing students with a basic understanding of the strategic thinking underpinning M&A decisions in the tech industry and beyond. It draws on the rich history of deals in the Silicon Valley as well as its extraordinary innovation and growth culture.

The market of legal services

Provide students an understanding of how, why, and to what end the legal marketplace has changed, especially during the past decade. To enable students to better appreciate how the “practice” of law is shrinking and the “business of delivering legal service is expanding globally.

The aim of this area is to study the different technologies that influence and have beneficial applications in the legal landscape.

Disrupting technologies I: Big Data & Machine Learning

This course will explore how AI / analytics enhanced technology is currently used in legal practice and how its evolution will continue to shape the legal profession.

Blockchain

This course will introduce students to the background behind blockchain technology, the building blocks that make the technology possible, the preliminary legal issues raised by the technology, and some potential use cases for the technology.

Smartcontracts

This course will introduce students to the background behind Smart Contratcs technology and some potential use cases for the technology.

Disrupting technologies II: Analytics & Legal bots

Provide an introduction to legal analytics and and to legal bots, as well as understand current and future uses and development of both tools. Explore the broader impact of legal analytics and legal bots on the business and practice of law.

Online Dispute Resolution

Understand how alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”) works, identifying the main characteristics of mediation, arbitration and expert determination as the principal types of ADR, and the differences with litigation. Navigate through relevant ODR cases.

Coding & Programming: Technology Basics, Scripts, and First Coding

The main objective is to become familiar with programming, using the Python programming language as an example.

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