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.
The Lab’s culture is based on producing academic dialogue with a twist: our aim is to encourage engagement of academics from different disciplines, students, tech professionals and lawyers. Digitalization of law should be a common effort of all the stakeholders.
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.