LSBU partners with leading legal technology company Neota Logic
23 October 2018
London South Bank University (LSBU) has this week (19 October) partnered with leading legal technology firm Neota Logic to launch a new study option for law and technology students.
Over the course of an academic term, LSBU law students will learn how to design, build and test digital legal solutions that solve specific ‘access to justice’ problems. These solutions, or web applications, will be built to the specifications of our in-house legal advice clinic, acting as a “client” to the student groups.
At the end of the term the students will aim to have a set of prototype apps ready to be deployed for their “client” to use. In the legal advice clinic, law students will give advice to local people under the supervision of lecturers who are social welfare experts.
Andy Unger, Head of LSBU’s Academic Division of Law said: “For law schools and the legal profession, legal technology is developing very fast. What seems certain is that when they qualify, many of our students will practice law in radically different ways to today. We have to try and prepare them for that.
“Our response at LSBU has been to bring law and computing students together in a new law and technology option. Students from both disciplines will collaborate using Neota Logic’s platform to create ‘access to justice’ resources for the local community, to be deployed as part of our Legal Advice Clinic services.”
Maeve Lavelle, director of education for Neota Logic, said: “We are passionate about empowering law students. The future of law is the cohort of students currently pursuing their law degrees or going through their professional training. How can we possibly expect the industry to evolve if it continues to be populated by people being taught in the same way as the people about to retire?”
LSBU plans to launch the new law and technology study option with Neota Logic in spring 2019.
Read more about what’s on offer at LSBU’s School of Law and Social Sciences here.