The Legal Tech Lab is a non-profit interdisciplinary project at the Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki, which examines and experiments on legal tech and digitalization of legal practices.
The Lab’s objective is to raise awareness about the possibilities of legal tech, provide critical insights into technology and create a one-stop-shop for academic and practical information on digitalization of legal practices both nationally and globally. In a manner of speaking, the Legal Tech Lab is the law faculty’s in-house start-up, which combines hands-on experimentation with legal technology with in-depth academic research.
Our mission statement is to bring something new to the legal field: a new way of looking at legal services, new tools to facilitate participation and a forward-looking mindset. Many legal processes are designed for professional lawyers. The Lab, in turn, places the end user at the centre of legal practices. Law is changing as a result of digitalization and we need to set the pace for this change.